Bay Area Hoods
Map of Bay Area Gangs Areas
Located in northern California is one of the country’s largest regions, the Bay Area, home to a number of Bay Area hoods in the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, Vallejo, San Jose, Antioch, Pittsburg, and Hayward. While there are Bay Area gangs, mainly Latino gangs of Nortenos, Oakland’s Border Brothers, and others, this map just highlights the urban communities and neighborhoods.
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Bay Area Hoods: Oakland
The city of Oakland, also known as “The Town,” is the most recognizable among all the cities in the Bay Area. It is divided into three sections: West Oakland, which includes Acorn Projects, Ghost Town, and Dog Town; North Oakland, also called Ice City; and East Oakland, stretching from Funk Town to Deep East Oakland’s 100s.
Bay Area Hoods: San Francisco
San Francisco, despite undergoing significant gentrification, still has some of the most historic neighborhoods in California. These include the Mission District, which is one of the largest and most well-known Latino neighborhoods in Northern California, as well as the iconic sections of Fillmore and Hunters Point. Additionally, there are smaller neighborhoods and housing projects located throughout the city.
Bay Area Hoods: Richmond
Richmond, also known as Richtown or Richmen, has long been overshadowed by bigger and more well-known cities in the Bay Area. However, despite its size, the city has a rich history, with notable contributions to the region’s music and culture. Regardless of whether you’re in North Richmond, South Richmond, or Central Richmond, the city has been home to some of the Bay Area’s first and most talented rappers, as well as some of the region’s first black communities. It has also produced many legends and icons that have left a lasting impact on the city and beyond.
Bay Area Hoods: Vallejo
Vallejo, a small city in the Bay Area, gained popularity through its association with hip hop icons E-40 and Mac Dre. It is known for its famous neighborhoods, including Magazine Street, Hillside, and Crest Side.
Bay Area Hoods: San Jose
While to the black community the main cities have been San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, Vallejo, and even Pittsburg, Hayward, and East Palo Alto, but San Jose is home to the largest Hispanic population in the Bay Area. More is to come on the map about San Jose, but the city is known for areas like Story and King and its strong Hispanic culture.