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Old 12-10-2008, 03:29 PM
 
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I've heard good things about the section of Oakland named Rockridge. Does anyone have experience with that area? I'm curious about safety,shopping,commuting to San Francisco. I'm wanting to spend 1200 to 1500 in rent for a 1 bedroom. Is this realistic for a nice or comparable place?
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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Rockridge is a great neighborhood-my favorite in fact. The food alone is worth living there.

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College Avenue, is lined with atmospheric cafes, gourmet restaurants, independent bookstores and, more and more, antiques shops that people go out of their way to patronize.

Although some have derided the neighborhood for being too upscale, too yuppie, Rockridge is, unlike many other gentrified areas, ethnically diverse. After all, this is still Oakland, the most integrated city in the United States. It's true, the area has a chic edge. But it's also a place where people greet each other on the street, chat in line while they wait for their burritos at Cactus Taqueria, walk home together from BART. In the hamlet of Rockridge, a down-home feel prevails.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:50 PM
 
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It's a cute area just south of the Berkeley campus on College Avenue, with a BART stop. Not a great deal of housing, but a nice place to hang out.
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