The city of San Leandro, California is situated in the San Francisco - Oakland metropolitan area.
People who prefer a relaxed ambience will enjoy San Leandro. Most areas in this city are quiet, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several noisier sections, especially closer to Nimitz Freeway, Interstate 238 or one of the railway lines. Lastly, there are about 30 public green spaces nearby for residents to discover, like Memorial Park and Stenzel Park, and they are very well-situated, resulting in them being easy to get to from most locations in San Leandro.
In San Leandro, around 55% of the dwellings are single detached homes, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings. The properties in this city are quite old, since roughly half of its dwellings were constructed before the 1960s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. This city has a good variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The proportions of renters and home owners are about even.
It is typically feasible for house buyers in San Leandro to buy groceries on foot. Moreover, a restaurant is often just around the corner, for instance on Lewelling Boulevard, and home buyers benefit from about 30 cafes as well. It is also easy to get to a number of clothing stores on foot. As far as education is concerned, locals will value that no matter where their home is located in San Leandro, primary as well as high schools are close by. Locals have the choice between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
It is convenient for pedestrians to move around in San Leandro; running daily errands is easy by walking. However, San Leandro is not very bicycling-friendly because the cycling network is not very well-developed, and cyclists encounter quite a few hills. The public transit system in this part of the San Francisco - Oakland metropolitan area is not particularly convenient. Nevertheless, property owners are served by San Leandro Station on the Dublin/Pleasanton - Daly City Line, Warm Springs/South Fremont - Daly City Line and Warm Springs/South Fremont - Richmond Line. There are around 10 bus lines passing through the city, and bus stops are generally nearby. On the other hand, driving is a very good transportation option in San Leandro. It is easy to find a place to park, and many houses for sale are a short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Nimitz Freeway.