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Old 10-06-2009, 02:30 AM
 
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-1 year lease
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-Laundry Room
-Large living Room
-Close to I-580 / I-880
-Bus line, 801, 1
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Does anyone have any insight on these apartments and the surrounding area? Would a medium sized broke white boy out of high school be troubled in this area? Cos damn, I've rarely ever seen a two bedroomer for this price in the Bay, much less one near a BART. I grew up one of a very small number of white kids in a somewhat dicey Central Valley area, and I know the Fruitvale neighborhood has problems with crime, I'm just wondering if my living here would be a terrible idea.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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As far as I'm concerned, location is everything. I'm looking at the place in a street view, and it looks like it's about 50 feet off International through an alley wide enough for one car to get to the parking lot. There's a Latino bar, "El Gato Negro," on the corner and a Mexican restaurant three doors away. Personally, I would never rent this place because I know I would not sleep, and even if I tried to get into the spirit of the place, I don't speak Spanish so my interaction would be limited. If you don't have that gripe, then go ahead. That's a fairly safe pocket of Fruitvale.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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In Fruitvale, on the E14? Really?
That stretch of E.14th is part of the San Antonio District...hardly only a latino quarter.
http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2002/05/31/ba_oaklandmap.jpg (broken link)
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:39 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Ah, I didn't realize that wasn't actually Fruitvale. It is also close to Jingletown, now that I look at the map more closely.
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Old 10-07-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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From what I've observed the concentration of Asians increases toward the Lake and conversely, things get more Latino toward Fruitvale ... mas o menos ...
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:33 PM
 
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Fruitvale is a very violent and dangerous place. Many prostitutes and murders. A shameful amount of thugs parading on Int'l BLVD all hours of the day and night. Great Mexican food though.
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:28 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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When this popped up I thought of the restaurant owner who was killed at this exact intersection this week..
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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When this popped up I thought of the restaurant owner who was killed at this exact intersection this week..
The restaurant Otaez is on 39th and International. A few blocks down Intl.

I had breakfast there about 6 months ago and I remember seeing the owner, who used to sit behind that glass booth where he would cash checks for patrons. Ive known him for years. Cant believe that happened to him.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:28 AM
 
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Fruitvale is a very violent and dangerous place. Many prostitutes and murders. A shameful amount of thugs parading on Int'l BLVD all hours of the day and night. Great Mexican food though.
You have to be kidding me Fruitvale especially in the 30's is the only part of East Oakland where you'll see tourists walking around and that you never hear about on the news or in rap songs. The politicians over there really did a great job of cleaning it up in recent years.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:06 AM
 
Location: The Bay
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You have to be kidding me Fruitvale especially in the 30's is the only part of East Oakland where you'll see tourists walking around and that you never hear about on the news or in rap songs. The politicians over there really did a great job of cleaning it up in recent years.

Unless all the tourists started frequenting Fruitvale in the last 2 months, I never saw them when I lived in the area other than for the Dia De Los Muertos festival. You do see people starting to head over from the condos in Jingletown these days but other than that Fruitvale is still same old Fruitvale.

Also, there's still a lot of gang activity in the 30's despite the increasing popularity of Fruitvale and Allendale... 38th in particular (and really all of the 30's) is deep Norteño territory and the Hells Angels' presence in the area isn't negligible either.
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