The 2015 Unfriendliest Cities In The U.S.

UNFRIENDLIEST CITIES: 2. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

This East Bay city retains its no. 2 position with one reader going as far as to say: “If it wasn’t for Lake Merritt, this city would be off limits to any law-abiding citizen.” That aside, more than a few rallied around Oakland as “America’s next up-and-coming city, with an exploding arts and restaurant scene” (“First Fridays in Uptown are great fun”). Temescal Alley is one of the hippest parts of the city, with locally spun boutiques and a retro barbershop. It’s the kind of vibe that prompted one reader to declare Oakland “the next Portland, Oregon!”The 2015 Unfriendliest Cities In The U.S.