Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Oakland, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Oakland neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Oakland are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Oakland for 2018:
- Shepherd Canyon (Homes)
- Claremont (Homes)
- Panoramic Hill (Homes)
- Skyline-Hillcrest Estates (Homes)
- Crocker Highland (Homes)
- Piedmont (Homes)
- Rockridge (Homes)
- Caballo Hills (Homes)
- Trestle Glen (Homes)
- Forestland (Homes)
Read on to see how we determined the places around Oakland that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Oakland.
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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Oakland for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Oakland, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 113 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Oakland.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Shepherd Canyon.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Oakland has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. Shepherd Canyon
Median Income: $143,799
Median Home Value: $739,980
Median Income: $156,474
Median Home Value: $921,134
3. Panoramic Hill
Median Income: $165,625
Median Home Value: $1,000,001
4. Skyline-Hillcrest Estates
Median Income: $128,737
Median Home Value: $714,300
5. Crocker Highland
Median Income: $207,018
Median Home Value: $930,300
Median Income: $213,769
Median Home Value: $982,567
Median Income: $115,401
Median Home Value: $837,900
8. Caballo Hills
Median Income: $116,946
Median Home Value: $628,533
9. Trestle Glen
Median Income: $162,440
Median Home Value: $794,120
Median Income: $126,110
Median Home Value: $706,900
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Oakland
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Oakland where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Oakland:
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Oakland
|30||North Kennedy Tract||1,017|
|35||Old City-Produce And Waterfront||2,052|
|46||Upper Peralta Creek-Bartlett||3,655|
|68||Rancho San Antonio||5,877|
|70||San Pablo Gateway||2,298|
|78||Oakland Ave-Harrison St||5,439|
|82||Reservoir Hill-Meadow Brook||5,686|
|84||Produce And Waterfront||1,372|
|99||South Kennedy Tract||2,012|