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Could you please comment if you live in Emeryville, if you'd recommend it, what to consider, etc.?
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I live right on the border of Oakland and Emeryville and have 2 elementary school age kids. Emeryville is fine for family with kids, lots of playgrounds and centrally located to lots of shopping and restaurants and short commute to SF if you work in the city. Emeryville is so small that it really just feels like a cleaner neighborhood of Oakland. The only downside is the public school is subpar if you intend to send your kids public school.
Emeryville has no churches.
close to SF, lots of options for public transportation (BART, emery go round, transbay buses). Relatively new buildings, mainly apartments or condos. Close to a lot of good food places (Berkeley, El Cerrito, temescal, rockridge). young professionals/families with young kids if you are of that demographic.
super EXPENSIVE!! housing can easily run 2500/month for a 1 br, 4000 for a 2 br and so on. Daycares in emeryville also really expensive compared with surrounding Eastbay cities. Crime is still an issue, homeless population also really visible (and heartbreaking to see).
Anything the poster is considering specifically?
We just moved to Oakland just a few houses east of the Emeryville border. We LOVE it. Obviously we're new, so I don't have a ton of experience yet, but here's what we've found so far:
Okay I think that's the extent of my insight for now. Good luck!
We live in northeast Emeryville with a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old, and are really enjoying it! Pluses for us include:
I've heard that the Emeryville public school district is having some administrative challenges, but haven't looked into it closely, since we're a few years away. Feel free to message me if you'd like to ask any specific questions!