Hoods of the Bay Area, California

One of the most known and popular regions of the West Coast, this map of the Bay Area hoods breaksdown the streets of San Francisco, Richmond, Vallejo, Berkeley, Pittsburg, and most importantly Oakland.  It should be noted, that is map of the Bay Area hoods only indicates some of the areas where some of the Bay Area gangs reside, even though most Bay Area hoods do not affiliate with gangs.

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San Francisco Hoods (The City)

The San Francisco hoods are not as populated as other cities as the city’s hood areas are scarce and are mainly located in the San Francisco housing projects.

A breakdown of the San Francisco hoods, and not San Francisco gangs, starts with the View (Oceanview / Lakeview), Sunnydale (the Swamp), Towerside, the Black Hole (Alemany Projects), Double Rock projects (Alice Griffith), blocks of Potero Hill, and the Mission District’s VGs (Valencia Gardens) and Army Street Projects (Bernal Dwellings).

If this was a San Francisco gang map, then the two most active San Francisco gangs areas would be Fillmore and Hunters Point, but there are no Blood and Crip San Francisco gangs in the city other than Nortenos or Surenos in Mission District.

The San Francisco hoods in Fillmore include a divide between Uptown and Downtown Fillmore, home to Eddy Block on Eddy Street, Turkwood (Plaza West), O.C. / Outta Control Projects (Plaza East), Death Valley (Hayes Valley Projects) and Page Street (Hayes Valley South).

Once again, if this was a San Francisco gang map, Hunters Point would be broken into the San Francisco hoods of West Point aka Hunters View, Harbor Road, Oakdale, and Kirkwood, all representing the Hunters Point Projects.

Oakland Hoods (The Town)

Unlike Los Angeles and other California cities, Oakland gangs are not big in the city, as far as Bloods and Crips, but the Oakland hoods are all over the city.

North Side Oakland hoods, or the North Pole aka Ice City, has areas like Gaskill and Bushrod / Shattuck, and South Berkeley, even though South Berkeley is not part of the city.

If there are gangs in Oakland, then West Oakland was the most reputable with Oakland gangs in areas of Cypress Village, the Acorn Projects, Ghost Town, Dog Town, and the Lower Bottoms.

The Oakland gangs in the East Oakland hoods, if the town had gangs, would be in the areas of the old FunkTown, the Murder Dubbs / Twomps, Dirty 30s, High Street, the 50s and Sem City, while the Deep East Oakland hoods would be from the Rollin 100s to Brookfield to the 70s and Shady 80s.

Other Bay Area Gangs Areas and Hoods

The small city of Vallejo gangs would be in hoods like the Hillside and Su Side of South Vallejo, the Vistas around downtown, Millersville in Central Vallejo, and the CrestSide and College Park of North Vallejo hoods.

The Richmond CA gangs areas, or just the hoods on the South Side with the Backstreets and Easter Hills, the old GlobeTown projects (Richmond Townhouses) and now it is Pullman Point, the 30s, the 40s, the Manor (Kennedy Manor), Maine Line, and Crescent Park.

Deep C for Deep Central Richmond and North Richmond aka Nolia home Trojan Projects, Silver Ave, and more, as well Parchester Village that make up the majority of the rest of the Richmond CA gangs and hoods.

The small areas of the Bay Area, include Pittsburg CA gangs or hoods like the Lo (El Pueblo Projects),, West Pittsburg around Bailey Road, and Parkside.  The small section of East Palo Alto, the few ‘hoods in the San Jose gangs map would be around Kings Road on the East Side, and more.

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