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Old 10-20-2010, 11:44 AM
 
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Does anyone know anything about the Sequoyah neighborhood in oakland? We are considering purchasing a house there. It seems very nice, safe, and quiet on first impression. But visiting is also very different from living there. Any residents have any insight they would like to share with us? Thanks!

Is there a lot of crime in Sequoyah? Is it relatively safe compared to the rest of oakland? Good place to raise a family?
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:04 PM
 
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This is part of Oak Knoll, it's safe, quiet and one of the nicest area's in Oakland. There is hardly any crime there if any. Be warned you will have Oakland hating trolls that have never been to Oakland but google about the area and crime stats come in here and try to lie to you and scare you about crime. Fact is this is one of Oakland's better areas .
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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This is part of Oak Knoll, it's safe, quiet and one of the nicest area's in Oakland. There is hardly any crime there if any. Be warned you will have Oakland hating trolls that have never been to Oakland but google about the area and crime stats come in here and try to lie to you and scare you about crime. Fact is this is one of Oakland's better areas .
Is that the part of town near the Knowland Park and the Zoo?
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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Does anyone know anything about the Sequoyah neighborhood in oakland? We are considering purchasing a house there. It seems very nice, safe, and quiet on first impression. But visiting is also very different from living there. Any residents have any insight they would like to share with us? Thanks!

Is there a lot of crime in Sequoyah? Is it relatively safe compared to the rest of oakland? Good place to raise a family?
It's a nice area but very expensive. Depending on your budget, there are much better options for the money. The average SFR in the area hovers near $800k. For that money, you could put yourself in a much more desirable zip code, and have access to better public schools. OUSD is one of the worst school districts in the country. Unless you are spending lots of money for private schools, you are taking a big chance that you'll have your kids put into really bad schools.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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Is that the part of town near the Knowland Park and the Zoo?

yes, this is by knowland park and the zoo. The house overlooks the zoo. Its about half way up the hill.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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It's a nice, family oriented area with many affluent professional blacks (the neighborhood is about 50% black). It's very different from the neighborhoods on the other side of 580 with which it shares a ZIP code.

http://www.city-data.com/neighborhoo...akland-CA.html
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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We drove around the area to see what the neighborhood is like at different times of the day. There is nobody out. We didn't see a single person. Where does everyone go? Are neighbors friendly? Do they talk to each other? Is there a sense of community there? or do they stay locked up in their own homes?
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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It's a nice area but very expensive. Depending on your budget, there are much better options for the money. The average SFR in the area hovers near $800k. For that money, you could put yourself in a much more desirable zip code, and have access to better public schools. OUSD is one of the worst school districts in the country. Unless you are spending lots of money for private schools, you are taking a big chance that you'll have your kids put into really bad schools.

So what areas do you suggest?
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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So what areas do you suggest?
The troll has never been here before he googles the area to make it seem like he knows what he's talking about. He has no answers.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:46 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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We drove around the area to see what the neighborhood is like at different times of the day. There is nobody out. We didn't see a single person. Where does everyone go? Are neighbors friendly? Do they talk to each other? Is there a sense of community there? or do they stay locked up in their own homes?
I've found it typical in "middle-class" neighborhoods that no one is just out and about. Either they're too busy, or they just feel there's no reason to if there are no services around. I know that Trestle Glen is considered an excellent walking neighborhood, so you would see a lot more walking around.
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