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“well preserved and charming part of town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old Oakland

Old Oakland
8th and Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
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Ranked #54 of 116 things to do in Oakland
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piedmont
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“well preserved and charming part of town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Downtown Oakland, west of Lake Merritt and close to the Jack London Square, amid newly built Condominiums, the City is revitalized.
Unfortunately Broadway has suffered for lack of businesses, that have been targeted for vandalisms.

Visited August 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Still Dicey and Void of Charm”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Hard to think of "Old Oakland" as a destination attraction. Surely there is no there there, and probably never was. Go to Fourth Street in Berkeley if you wish to stroll in the East Bay.

Visited July 2013
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Libertyville, Illinois, United States
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“Up and coming area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were there on a Friday and enjoyed walking around the farmer's market. Many samples-interesting fruits and veggies. Some ethnic type foods and some alternatives for dairy. It was truly a farmer's market, not overly filled with flower stands, meats, cheeses, etc.

Visited July 2013
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Tehachapi, California
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“Not so nice”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Bums, addicts, homeless abound. Needs to be cleaned up. Disgusting. I will not be out after dark. Make that day, too. No thanks,

Visited May 2013
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Logan, Utah
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“Not on Chester”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I don't know why the Trip Advisor app gives an address of 835 Chester for Old Oakland. The area designated Old Oakland (complete with banners on light poles) is more than a mile away, between Clay and Broadway and roughly 8th and 10th. There are a number of well maintained Victorian buildings. The Historic Housewives Market on Washington is worth looking inside, for a wall mural giving its history. If you are in the area this small district makes for a pleasant stroll.

Visited March 2013
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