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

Old Oakland
Ranked #25 of 120 things to do in Oakland
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piedmont
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“well preserved and charming part of town”
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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928 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
“Still Dicey and Void of Charm”
Reviewed July 24, 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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103 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Up and coming area”
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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418 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Not so nice”
Reviewed May 6, 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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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not on Chester”
Reviewed March 3, 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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