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Old 10-30-2011, 01:23 AM
 
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Default Moving to Berkeley (East of Shattuck Ave, North of Alcatraz Ave)

Hi, I am moving to Berkeley soon, and the new place is on Wheeler St/Essex St. I read some comments concerning the safety in South Berkeley. Can someone give me more details about it? When I drove around in day time, the neighborhood seem decent. But some said that west of Telegraph Ave is not safe. I am not going to out alone when it is dark, but I am hoping I can just walk to work (Shattuck Ave/North of Dwight Way). Is there any particular street I should avoid? Thanks!
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Ohio; originally Oakland, CA
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The area around the Ashby BART station can be dangerous at night, as well as anywhere on Alcatraz Ave west of Telegraph. I would stay above Ashby Ave if you are going west of Tele, and not any further than MLK (South Branch library/Russell Street park).
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: The Bay
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^What he said
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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Thank you for your reply. Is it safe to walk to work (either along Shattuck Ave. or Fulton St)? It's only 20 mins walk, so I am hoping I can walk to work instead of taking the bus. Thanks!
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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Bike if you can, the buses don't run often enough here and you'd be able to zip past all the grouchy hoodrats standing around on the corner.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Ohio; originally Oakland, CA
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Thank you for your reply. Is it safe to walk to work (either along Shattuck Ave. or Fulton St)? It's only 20 mins walk, so I am hoping I can walk to work instead of taking the bus. Thanks!
Yeah you'll be fine, especially during daylight hours.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:21 PM
 
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I lived on Deakin St & Prince. Word was that they were selling 2 dollar crack rocks down by Flint's BBQ. Lots of car break-ins.....pretty safe during the day...it's been a while.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Use caution at night. Lots of incidents over there.
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