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Old 08-01-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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I'm looking at renting a room there.

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Old 08-01-2012, 04:14 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I live right across the street from Mills.

Safe in terms of drug dealing, shooting and other violent crimes yes.

Property crime is another matter. Just about a week ago, someone tried to break into my place with us in it. Home break ins seem fairly common around here. There are four of us living here and my car is in the shop. We're the more conspicuous couple too so it's likely they thought the house was empty.

Cars have been broken into a lot around here too from what the neighbors have told me. Despite all this, you can walk around here pretty safely most of the time save maybe late at night.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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Stay away from that area.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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Stay away from that area.
I know right? Maxwell park is horrible. You need a tank to get to your house.

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Old 08-02-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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Horrible only if you have standards.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm looking at renting a room there.

Thanks!
I no longer live in the Bay Area but lived near Mills College during my teenage years. I am an East Oakland native. The Maxwell Park and Millsmont areas were some of the safest and nicest in all of Oakland. Do a search in 94605 zip code.

The closer you get to Foothill Boulevard and Eastmont Mall (I'm dating myself by using that name) the more "dangerous" it traditionally gets.

In high school (I am class of 1988) I took the Seminary bus (these days part of Line 45) to A's games and back, even late at night, with no issues. I hope I could still do so today, and by all indications I don't think the area above MacArthur has significantly ghettoized in 20-25 years.

Mills is an absolutely awesome and beautiful campus with landscaping and architecture every bit as nice as Cal or Stanford. I have been there a few times. I think I took the PSAT there.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:32 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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I no longer live in the Bay Area but lived near Mills College during my teenage years. I am an East Oakland native. The Maxwell Park and Millsmont areas were some of the safest and nicest in all of Oakland. Do a search in 94605 zip code.

The closer you get to Foothill Boulevard and Eastmont Mall (I'm dating myself by using that name) the more "dangerous" it traditionally gets.

In high school (I am class of 1988) I took the Seminary bus (these days part of Line 45) to A's games and back, even late at night, with no issues. I hope I could still do so today, and by all indications I don't think the area above MacArthur has significantly ghettoized in 20-25 years.

Mills is an absolutely awesome and beautiful campus with landscaping and architecture every bit as nice as Cal or Stanford. I have been there a few times. I think I took the PSAT there.

What other name is there? Everyone I know calls it Eastmont Mall.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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Of the neighborhoods around Mills, I'd say Maxwell Park and Frick are the safest. Leona Heights has a high wildfire risk, and Millsmont and Upper Laurel have portions that are right on top of the Hayward fault.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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What other name is there? Everyone I know calls it Eastmont Mall.
I could have sworn they tried to change the name to Eastmont Town Center in an effort to clean up its image. Hard to do when your two anchor tenant department stores bail out. Didn't they put a welfare office in the JCPenney?
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Of the neighborhoods around Mills, I'd say Maxwell Park and Frick are the safest. Leona Heights has a high wildfire risk, and Millsmont and Upper Laurel have portions that are right on top of the Hayward fault.
Aaakkk!!! We lived on Majestic Avenue my senior year in high school and my first couple of years at UC Davis (then we moved to Dublin). I had no idea that was on the fault line. My younger brother was home, on that street, during the 1989 Loma Prieta quake (I was in an art class at Davis and barely felt it). The house suffered no damage but he ran out into the street like a crazy person (lol).
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