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Old 10-31-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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I am moving to Oakland for a job and wanted to know where the good area's are. I was thinking around the $1,600, because I don't Know how much the utilities are out that way. This will be my job address
7200 Earhart Road Oakland, CA 94621. So I was thinking the Hayward area. since it would be closer to work. Any help is great.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Pacifica, CA
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Given your work location I would recommend Alameda. I'm not that familiar with rental rates there, but you can check Craigslist to get an idea of the going rates. Hayward is not what i would call nice, unless you up in the hills. its mostly a run down town with not much to offer other then a convenient bay area location. I personally would rather live in the nice neighborhoods of Oakland or Alameda then anywhere in Hayward. The better neighborhoods of Oakland include: Montclair, Piedmont Ave., Grand Lake, Adams Point, Rockridge, and probably a few others i'm forgetting. Alameda is pretty much universally nice, except a few spots near the north and east ends.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:03 PM
 
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Commuting up and down 880 from Hayward to Oakland and vice versa is not pretty. Ditto thecooler above for Alameda and also recommend San Leandro. Both are quiet and family oriented. Both would be 5-10 min commute. If you want livelier, edgy and urban, I would suggest the Jack London area or the Uptown area of Oakland.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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Yep, Alameda is really nice, though a little on the suburban side. If you want a little more urban, the areas around the north and east sides of Lake Merritt are nice, and the north side has quite a few cheap apartments.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Commuting up and down 880 from Hayward to Oakland and vice versa is not pretty. Ditto thecooler above for Alameda and also recommend San Leandro. Both are quiet and family oriented. Both would be 5-10 min commute. If you want livelier, edgy and urban, I would suggest the Jack London area or the Uptown area of Oakland.
5-10 minute commute? Hahah. OP going through Hayard during the commute takes about 15 minutes. Maybe more (I spent a few years working around the 92.). I took me anywhere from 10-15 minutes from my vantage points in Dublin and Oakland to get to the Hayward city limits. And 15-25 minutes to get in around Hayward. Traffic is backed up at San Leandro to Hayward by around 7:15a, and it will take 10 minutes to go from 238 to A Street. To get across Hayward from the 580 side takes a similar amont of time. You can always drive up Hesperian. It still takes the same amount of time. (My coworkers who lived in the Hayward still had a 15 minute commute to go 3 miles.)

So my recommendation is to just live in Oakland or Alameda. It won't really add much more to your commute. Hayward is the backup to be honest.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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Jade408, I think you misread my post. If he lived in San Leandro or Alameda he would have a 5-10 commute BECAUSE he would not have to be on 880. His job site is the Oakland airport.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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Jade408, I think you misread my post. If he lived in San Leandro or Alameda he would have a 5-10 commute BECAUSE he would not have to be on 880. His job site is the Oakland airport.
Agreed. To the OP, you do not have to go onto the 880 if you work at Airport and live in Alameda or San Leandro. If you live in San Leandro you will be taking Davis St into the Airport. Dismiss anything about 880 and traffic, it doesn't apply to your situation.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Jade408, I think you misread my post. If he lived in San Leandro or Alameda he would have a 5-10 commute BECAUSE he would not have to be on 880. His job site is the Oakland airport.
It all depends on where they live in San Leandro or Alameda. If they lived near 580 in SL it would take more than 10 minutes, if they lived in the part of Alameda around Webster it would take more than 10 minutes. Also, some of the areas of San Leandro closest to Earhart Rd arent that great.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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It all depends on where they live in San Leandro or Alameda. If they lived near 580 in SL it would take more than 10 minutes, if they lived in the part of Alameda around Webster it would take more than 10 minutes. Also, some of the areas of San Leandro closest to Earhart Rd arent that great.
Ok. 15 minutes. :-)
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:29 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Alameda top choice
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