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Old 05-17-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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Default Is San Bruno all dangerous, or are some parts safe?

Hi.

Can anyone tell me about San Bruno? I am probably going to move there soon, but wanted to know what areas to stay away from. I heard about gang activity there. I am looking at the southwest part of town, near the Millbrae border, Capuchino High School, Green Hills Country Club area. Will I be in a safe area for the most part?
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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Hi.

Can anyone tell me about San Bruno? I am probably going to move there soon, but wanted to know what areas to stay away from. I heard about gang activity there. I am looking at the southwest part of town, near the Millbrae border, Capuchino High School, Green Hills Country Club area. Will I be in a safe area for the most part?
I can't speak for all of San Bruno. I lived on 7th Ave. right off of San Bruno Ave. when I first arrived here. I lived there for 3 months and NEVER had one single issue or ever heard of one. I found it to be very pleasant and safe. It was close to the airport, 101, San Andreas Lakes, Pacifica, Highway 1. It was also very sunny there. I enjoyed it except for the loudness of the planes taking off from SFO.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:32 AM
 
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I can't speak for all of San Bruno. I lived on 7th Ave. right off of San Bruno Ave. when I first arrived here. I lived there for 3 months and NEVER had one single issue or ever heard of one. I found it to be very pleasant and safe. It was close to the airport, 101, San Andreas Lakes, Pacifica, Highway 1. It was also very sunny there. I enjoyed it except for the loudness of the planes taking off from SFO.
Thank you. That's good to know. I just don't want to have to deal with Oakland/Richmond style crime.
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:26 AM
 
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Yes, that area is very safe. Actually many areas in San Bruno are very safe.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:16 AM
 
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Yes, that area is very safe. Actually many areas in San Bruno are very safe.

Excellent. Thanks so much.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:38 AM
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Location: San Francisco
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here are the Bay Area cities with the highest violent crime rates (incidents per 100k residents), as of 2008:

Oakland - 1,968.4
Richmond - 1,074.9
San Pablo - 1,050.9
San Francisco - 1,024.1
Vallejo - 953.8

and...

San Bruno - 300.0

The national average violent crime rate in 2008 was 454.5 incidents per 100k.

San Bruno is very safe overall compared to the worst the Bay Area has to offer in terms of violent crime, and is lower than the national average as well. That said, San Bruno does have it's sketchier side, and stuff does happen sometimes, the same as almost anywhere else. For example, I was riding caltrain a couple years ago, and we all had to get off at Millbrae and take BART the rest of the way to SF becuase a woman was shot in the head at San Bruno station. She lived though, and things like that aren't too common for San Bruno.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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The only area in San Bruno that's a little iffy is around the Tanforan mall, and even that isn't that bad.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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Thank you everyone. You all are very helpful.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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lol at San Bruno being dangerous... east san bruno isn't as nice as west san bruno but its not dangerous.
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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As long as you stay out of Oakland, Richmond, and Vallejo, you should be okay. San Bruno is actually decent.
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