Thoughts about West Oakland?
Hello, my partner and I are wanting to buy a house in Oakland, but it appears that the only area we can afford is either West Oakland or East Oakland. We prefer West Oakland as it is closer to the more interesting neighborhoods of Oakland, but just wanted to hear your thoughts of the area especially any parents who already live there. We are expecting and due in February. The last posts on this topic were several years ago and from what I understand the neighborhood has changed quite a bit.
I have lived in urban centers before and am used to some level of crime but personally have little experience in West Oakland besides eating at some of the restaurants there in the daytime. Thanks!!!