Often shunned as a crime-ridden, "gangster" hood, Oakland is probably one of the most underrated cities in the US. Let's start with the weather, there are actual summers unlike San Francisco and winters aren't as cold. The people here come across as rough but are more genuinely friendly than those in SF. The streets are cleaner, I have yet to come across crack-head homeless guys(unlike SF), it's quieter(you'll actually sleep at night) and overall cheaper than SF. Had I known it was this cool, I would have moved here the first time rather than SF
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What is the Clinton neighborhood in Oakland like?My daughter and her girlfriend are looking at an apt. on 4th Ave. btween 15th St. and Foothill Blvd. i'm worried about the basics. Anyone out there who has lived in this neighborhood? I'd appreciate your opinion:)