Living in San Pablo with Kids?

Hi, My family is considering a move from Oakland to San Pablo. We have a 2.5 year old and a 5 month old. Are there any parents here with young children who live in San Pablo who would be willing to share your thoughts? I would be very grateful.

I'm looking for preschool/daycare recommendations, opinions on the local elementary schools, or any other insights about the community.

Thanks,

Alice

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RE: Living in San Pablo with Kids? ()

San Pablo is a majority Latinx community that I'm not sure is frequently represented on this forum. I would spend some time in the community on the weekends, at the lovely new library or the community park. Recreation activities are very subsidized by the casino, which is helpful from a local government revenue perspective. The schools are part of the WCCUSD, a big district that runs from Hercules to El Cerrito. The overall student body of WCCUSD is majority Latinx so I think the San Pablo schools are as well, but you can read school profiles at the district's website, with demographic info. The part of town west of 80 is more urban feeling, and east of 80 is more woodsy, winding streets etc.

RE: Living in San Pablo with Kids? ()

Hi! I live in nearby Richmond and we love the richmond /San Pablo area! San Pablo has a fantastic rec dept and we do a lot of camps and events through the city of San Pablo. They have great family programming! The library is nice and recently updated. We use a nearby neighbor who has a lovely home based daycare. Our older daughter attends Wilson elementary, which has been a fantastic and warm community to be a part of. Our younger daughter attends part time preschool at montalvin elementary in San Pablo and it seems like a lovely school as well. Feel free to contact me if you want to talk further. :) debg325 [at] yahoo.com