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Old 01-23-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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Cool Oakland is probably better than SF

Oakland is increasingly becoming more of a better deal than San Francisco.

- Less pretentiousness
- Genuine and passionate art community
- Great dining options
- Much more affordable housing
- Real diversity and less segregation
- Friendlier residents
- Sunny, beautiful weather

The list goes on and on. I used to down on Oakland quite a bit, but I've realized how much of great place it actually is. Love the lake Merritt area where I now live.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:47 PM
Status: "bring back prop 8" (set 12 days ago)
 
Location: San Leandro
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Finally got yourself out of fire cheeto, sweat pants, haywierd, eh? Good for you.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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Originally Posted by BayDude View Post
Oakland is increasingly becoming more of a better deal than San Francisco.

- Less pretentiousness
- Genuine and passionate art community
- Great dining options
- Much more affordable housing
- Real diversity and less segregation
- Friendlier residents
- Sunny, beautiful weather

The list goes on and on. I used to down on Oakland quite a bit, but I've realized how much of great place it actually is. Love the lake Merritt area where I now live.
Glad to hear you gave Oakland a chance and found it was better than you expected.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Ohio; originally Oakland, CA
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It's not an increasingly better deal, it's always been better. You just discovered it.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:19 PM
 
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Oakland is nice, but this is a bit dramatic
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:41 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Both cities have its' crimes and nice areas. But it's still personal opinion and where your work is located. And of course money is always a factor.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:23 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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BayDude, honest question: have you lived in San Francisco? If so, where and for how long?

Just curious.
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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Obvious Troll
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:10 PM
 
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Oakland is nice, but this is a bit dramatic
No not at all.

Oakland is a better deal for the average person. Hell even for the rich. The people are on average much friendlier. Sf is bit too snobby and standoffish for most people.
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:15 PM
 
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BayDude, honest question: have you lived in San Francisco? If so, where and for how long?

Just curious.
I've never lived in sf but I'm a bay area native and visited sf countless times over the course of my life.
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