San Leandro, California

40 Mins. from Everywhere

Looklyloo Score: 85

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Washington Manor


Washington Manor is regarded as one of the safest neighborhoods in San Leandro. It is a sleepier part of town and popular with those looking to start and raise a family. Its relaxed and welcoming atmosphere offers a peaceful haven away from downtown San Leandro and big cities, but commuting is made easy by the nearby 880.

Home prices here range between $615,000-$998,000. They are typically 3-4 bedrooms with 1-3 bathrooms. You’ll find both single-family homes and townhomes in this area ranging between 1,100-2,300 square feet with large backyards.

Most of the homes look aesthetically similar with only a few unique options standing out. Most homes have long-term owners or have multiple generations living in the same house. In other words, it is not a transient neighborhood and residents tend to come and stay for a while.

Nearby schools include James Madison Elementary School and St. Felicitas Catholic School. Residents also enjoy easy access to Washington Manor Park and essentials like Foodnet Supermarket, CVS and Walgreens. The neighborhood’s walkability score of 82/100 makes it possible to accomplish errands by foot or bike.

Estudillo Estates


Estudillo Estates is regarded as one of San Leandro’s premier neighborhoods. It offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and estate properties that exude an air of refined luxury and elegance set within tree-lined streets. Although it is one of the more wealthy neighborhoods in the city, Estudillo Estates undoubtedly gives off a sense of small town charm and humility.

Homes in this highly sought-after neighborhood typically cost between $1.2 and $3 million. They range in size from 3- to 9-bedrooms, and 2- to 17-bathrooms (yes, you read that right). Square footage typically maxes out around 5,300 on a half acre lot, keeping in mind that there are homes as small as 700 square feet on much smaller lots. Popular architectural styles here include Tudor, Spanish and Contemporary.

Nestled along the 580, commuting to other cities is relatively easy. Its high walkability score of 68 and bike score of 71 enhances residents' quality of life. Walking to restaurants, coffee shops and parks is a popular activity for residents, as well as simply walkin through the neighborhood to enjoy the beautiful architecture and scenery. San Leandro Creek winds through the neighborhood on its way to emptying in nearby Lake Chabot.

Public schools near Estudillo Estates are above average and include Roosevelt Elementary School and Bancroft Middle School. Nearby eateries with 4.4+ ratings on Google include Paradiso, As Kneaded Bakery and Boulevard Burger. Groceries range from local favorite Estudillo Produce & Deli to classics like Safeway.



The neighborhood of Bay-O-Vista offers just what it sounds like: panoramic views. It sits on the hills east of 580, overlooking breathtaking landscapes and natural scenery. Directly east is Chabot Park and Lake Chabot (LINK).

The neighborhood is highly desirable, with housing prices ranging from $975,000-$1.9 million. Homes are typically one-story with 2-5 bedrooms and 2-3 baths.

This neighborhood provides a sparse urban feel. Residents enjoy the proximity to downtown San Leandro, the 580 and the Lake Chabot Regional Park. Students may be zoned for Roosevelt Elementary School, Bancroft Middle School and San Leandro High School amongst others. These schools are rated above average.

Within the neighborhood, Bay-O-Vista Swim & Tennis Club offers residents a way to stay active and enjoy the sun. Nearby shopping can be found in downtown just six miles away, or even closer in the Estudillo Estates and Broadmoor neighborhoods. You can grab your groceries from family-owned Galvan’s Market or splurge on your favorite drink at Starbucks.