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Old 01-26-2013, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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The nice parts of Oakland are much more affordable than Berkeley or SF. Granted, there are reasons for that, but there's literally no good reason to pay the premium for SF.
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You get what you pay for
You do. Lots of Oakland neighborhoods are a great value!
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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You do. Lots of Oakland neighborhoods are a great value!
You aint lying. Oakland has many amazing bargains compared to SF but its disheartening to many buyers I know that the inventory of homes for sale in Rockridge and Upper Rockridge is so low compared to all the pent up demand.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA
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There are no affordable homes in safe areas in Oakland. I've looked. I'm not talking condos, single family homes will run close to 1 million in a safe area.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Yes Oakland is the only place where safe neighborhoods cost more. Not like SF where safe neighborhoods are really affordable, right? *rolls eyes*

Double standard much.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA
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Who said anything about san francisco?
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Haha...well it was u who said that Oakland's nicer areas cost more. Im not aware of any city where this isnt the.case and yet you single out Oakland. Care to explain that obvious double standard?
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA USA
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I was at Pican tonight with relatives from Utah, Missouri and Melbourne, Australia...they loved it. Pretty lively in the neighborhood too. It wasnt too long ago that I would never spend an evening in downtown Oakland cause of the lack of restaurants and any nightlife but my how things have changed. I havent gone on a foodie excursion in th city in a while-not because sf is lacking but because Oakland offers so much now that my calendar is full.

Sorry for any errors as im on a phone
I haven't been to Pican yet, or Ozumo next door.

However, I did go to Sweet Bar Bakery (which opened about a month ago) last weekend. It's on 24th and Broadway. It was busy.

It's in a prime location as it is a few doors down from the New Parkway Theater on 24th and next to the new addition to Broadway Grand. The new addition to Broadway Grand will be between 23rd and 24th on Broadway. Hub Oakland, Numi Tea, Drakes Brewing, Labna (yet another Chris Pastena owned restaurant) and an unnamed gym have already booked retail and office space.

Signature has Grand plans on Broadway - San Francisco Business Times
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:56 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I haven't been to Pican yet, or Ozumo next door.
Ozumo is a lot of fun, but just avoid it the night of the Art Murmur! It's packed and not a good packed.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:00 PM
 
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Welcome to Oakland!

I would just reiterate that it's important when reading these threads to focus on information from people who actually live and/or work in Oakland. We are sensible of Oakland's risks, we know them best. I doubt that many of us would take a late night stroll down, say, 82nd Ave. But we know that Oakland, especially uptown Oakland, is not some dark crime laden doom machine where nothing happens but robbery and murder.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA
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Haha...well it was u who said that Oakland's nicer areas cost more. Im not aware of any city where this isnt the.case and yet you single out Oakland. Care to explain that obvious double standard?
i said no safe area is affordable. You think 1 million is the norm? Not cost more, affordable. 1 million is not exactly affordable.
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