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Old 11-09-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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What is high-class Oakland?

Answer: An oxymoron lol
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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I would also recommend looking at Hiller Highlands
Why do I always see that as Hitler Highlands?

Wasn't that area totally devastated in the fire of 1991?
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Why do I always see that as Hitler Highlands?

Wasn't that area totally devastated in the fire of 1991?
Yep. 3800 homes between the Caldecott Tunnel and Claremont Ave were destroyed. Everything that's there now has been built since then.
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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It shouldn't lol Rossmoor is exclusively for the elderly (minimum age: 55)
True... at least one household member must be 55
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:10 PM
 
Location: East Bay, CA
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Hello Leiden! Don't let Oakland's reputation fool you, some of the Bay Area's best housing is there. you don't need a gated community, accept that you are living in a city like London or Paris - there are good areas and bad, just stay out of the bad areas at night. Piedmont, Montclair and Rockridge are names of areas that are particularly nice. The area around the Claremont Hotel and the University are a lot of fun. I'm sure you'll feel at home in no time. Andrea Scott
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I'm interested in housing in Oakland for my masters research for cultural anthropology from Leiden (close to Amsterdam, Netherlands). I'm trying to find a class of housing in Oakland that houses people who have money to spend on separating themselves from anything they may see as 'bad' (streetcrime/violence, or people associated with these 'bad things'). I've been looking for gated communities, where walls and security employees seal off the neighborhood, but I can't find them in Oakland. Does Oakland have these kinds of gated communities? If no, what do you think would be the next form of housing that ranks highest in effort (within Oakland's borders) to keep out 'bad things' by spending money (perhaps security, or other solutions)? And where is this neighborhood? If you are willing to help me a bit more: who do you think lives there; what are the people like?

Thanks again
Sounds like an interesting project. When you find these elusive beasts are you going to live among them to observe their behavior?
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Sounds like an interesting project. When you find these elusive beasts are you going to live among them to observe their behavior?
rawr...LOL
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:20 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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Oakland definitely has a high class.

Oakland Hills would be the nest place to look for these "gated communities"
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Why do I always see that as Hitler Highlands?

Wasn't that area totally devastated in the fire of 1991?
LOL...Sonarrat already answered that was indeed part of the fire area.

San Bruno just brought it all back.


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Old 11-10-2010, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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"High class" in Oakland is when most of the words in your tattoos are spelled right!
Oakland doesn't have a "high class" area like many other places do (San Francisco, OC, LA), it simply has wealthy enclaves in the hills separated from the slums in the flats. These areas are generally located far from stores, major streets, and civilization in general.
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