San Leandro ranked in Top 10 Cities to Live in the Bay Area
In a March 18th San Francisco Chronicle article listing Bay Area communities with the best quality of life, San Leandro was recognized with a 7th Place ranking. San Leandro demonstrated top rankings in diversity, number of libraries per resident, number of food retailers, walkability, airport proximity, and home affordability.
The Chronicle compared the area’s 25 largest cities based on data for 11 measurable quality of life elements: bars, bikeability, diversity, airport proximity, food retailers, libraries, movie theaters, park and open space proximity, commute distance, transit, and walkability.
The overall ranking was determined by individually measuring each category, then calculating an average across all 11 categories. Based on this, Alameda earned the top ranking with an average rank of 6.2, and San Leandro came in the 7th spot with an average rank of 8.9.
San Leandro scored highest in airport proximity, where it shared the top spot with San Jose and Santa Clara. The next highest ranking San Leandro earned was number 2 for libraries per 10,000 residents. San Leandro has four public library branches, in addition to the History Museum and community meeting rooms, with active community, literacy and historic programming. You can learn more about their great programs by signing up for their newsletter, checking them out on social media, by visiting www.sanleandro.org/library, and of course by stopping by your local branch.
The Cherry City earned a 4th ranking for number of food retailers per 10,000 residents, behind Pleasanton, Santa Clara, and Alameda. The community also earned a 5th ranking for diversity, as measured by the US Census’ diversity index, with Vallejo topping the list. In walkability, San Leandro ranked 8th, with San Francisco topping the list. San Leandro is proud of it’s many diverse food options and Downtown San Leandro is a great place to experience all of these food, diversity and walkability qualities together!
The Chronicle also compared this data to the affordability of housing, where the community also ranked well. San Leandro is one of ten cities where the median home sale price is under $1 million.
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