Central Oakland Reviews
Rating 3.5 out of 5 26 reviews
I have lived in Oakland for 4 years while attending the University of Pittsburgh. It has access to many things and as far as being a college campus, it is very unique. Unfortunately, it is not very clean and does not offer many options for nice living conditions. There is ample options for dining, but one thing it needs is a grocery store within walking distance.
The city of Pittsburgh is a great place to live for students, graduating or otherwise, because it is bourgeoning with opportunities. It is a very diverse area, and is a lot safer than most heavily populated cities.
The city police are available in an abundance along with assistance from campus police. City events have a heavy police presence. Unfortunately with every city comes crime, but for the most part there is a safe atmosphere.
Pittsburgh provides a community where there is a niche for every walk of life. With multiple colleges in the area the young life is bustling. Each weekend there is a wide array of activities available from pickle festivals to free concerts. If huge events don't pique your interest there are streets lined with restaurants, bars, and coffee shops; each with their own unique atmosphere. If you are a sports fanatic there is no lack of spirit in the city; multiple stadiums are just a bus ride away. Or if you just simply want to take a stroll down the street the architecture is breathtaking.
We have access to the City of Pittsburgh Police as well as the University of Pittsburgh Police.
I have never personally had an issue but I've received crime alerts and had friends who were victims to crime in the area.
This is a diversified area with a lot to do
Take caution, but you'll probably fine. Walk with friends.
General atmosphere is ok, temporary for the majority of those living here.
I always feel safe. Well lit area and police out .
I love living in south oakland. Fun environment. Parties, friends, food,
I feel pretty safe when walking home by myself at night, but I think there could be more lights sometimes
I love the atmosphere because there are always people walking around and there is always something going on
Overall, the city life is great, however the weather is awful. It rains about 75% of the time.
The temper of the public transportation drivers is appalling most days
Charming bars with cheap pitchers are plentiful!
Enjoyable jobs are difficult to find so far.