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Old 08-25-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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There are a lot of nice neighborhoods in the Oakland Hills as of course there are in Berkeley. I tend to think of the Claremont area and the hotel. Also, there doesn't seem to be a huge difference along College Ave. on either side of the city limit. I'd say the "go East" rule works for both cities. However, I've never lived in Oakland so I could be wrong.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I think discussion of Oakland is pertinent since it's a border city of Berkeley.

Also, there's a WORLD of difference between Berkeley and Oakland when it comes to "safety". The murder rate is MUCH higher in Oakland than in Berkeley. That's a statistically backed fact. Saying anything to the contrary is simply an attempt at being dishonest, and an outright lie.
But there is no difference between the places in Oaklanf that directly border Berkeley. And more importantly, the places in Oakland, where the vast majority of crime happens is pretty far away from Berkeley. (10-12 miles). To the OP.... proximity to Oakland isn't a useful metric for your search. As Mr. Fantastic failed to point out, the bulk of the violent crime in Oakland is concentrated to a few neighborhoods. Outside of those areas, Oakland isn't different than any other urban area.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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There are a lot of nice neighborhoods in the Oakland Hills as of course there are in Berkeley. I tend to think of the Claremont area and the hotel. Also, there doesn't seem to be a huge difference along College Ave. on either side of the city limit. I'd say the "go East" rule works for both cities. However, I've never lived in Oakland so I could be wrong.
The go east rule works mostly for Oakland as well. Although it is more like "head for the hills." Neighborhoods east of about Telegraph in the nothern part of town are pretty good to affluent. And then the dividing line is above 580 for the nicest neighborhoods once you are east of Lake Merritt. Those are middle class and up.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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Of course, if you get mugged, or shot, Jade408 will be nowhere to be found to heal your wounds or take you to the hospital. Keep that in mind.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: MO->MI->CA->TX->MA
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Safe Zip Codes: 94704 (near campus), 94707(hills), 94708(hills), 94709(north of campus).

94705: It's right along the Oakland border but if you stay east of College and you should be fine.

There are some nice neighborhoods outside of these zips but it really depends on the area..
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:24 AM
 
Location: The Bay
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Of course, if you get mugged, or shot, Jade408 will be nowhere to be found to heal your wounds or take you to the hospital. Keep that in mind.
Berkeley has the same murder rate as Vallejo... stop talking about **** you don't know about already. Berkeley is not a "safe" city either. The bad areas in Berkeley are as bad as their Oakland counterparts, and Berkeley has its own issues. However, I'm not saying this to discourage the TS from looking in Berkeley; Berkeley's a great city that has a very interesting recent history that one can see throughout the town, particularly on Telegraph Ave. However, the fact that you're trying to paint Berkeley as the safest town in the Bay Area says more about your weird obsession with making out the entire city of Oakland to be a ****hole no matter what inaccuracies you spew in the process. In other words, you're a troll.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:16 AM
 
Location: 38°14′45″N 122°37′53″W
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If you don't want to be in the firetrap hills of Berkeley. The flats in North Berkeley would be pretty well perfect for you.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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Berkeley has the same murder rate as Vallejo...
Your claim is invalid. Violent crime isn't calculated simply by number of murders.
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