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15 Unique Neighborhoods FIND YOUR PERFECT HOME

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MODERN + URBAN

SINGLE FAMILY homes

Condos + Apartments

Eats + Retail

NIGHTLIFE

hills + views

Parks + Rec

Hiking + Old-Growth Running Trails trees

Art Community

Strong Public Transportation


Welcome to

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

Visitors are often surprised by the wide variety of neighborhoods found in Oakland. From the forested hills with stunning views, to the flatlands that offer an awesome array of cultures and experiences, Oakland truly has something for everyone. This guide provides information on 15 of Red Oak Realty’s favorite neighborhoods. We hope you find your new home here.

1 Rockridge

Upper + Lower

2 Temescal 3 Piedmont Avenue 4 North Oakland:

Golden Gate / NOBE / Bushrod

5 West Oakland

6 Jack London Square / Uptown / Downtown / Old Oakland 14

7 Lake Merritt:

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Grand Lake / Adams Point / Lakeside / East Lake / Haddon Hill

8 Crocker Highlands/Trestle Glen 9 Glenview/Oakmore

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10 Northern Oakland Hills:

Montclair / Merriewood / Piedmont Pines

11 Southern Oakland Hills:

Leona Heights / Crestmont / Woodminster / Oak Knoll / Sequoyah / Grass Valley / Sheffield Village

12 Maxwell Park / Allendale 13 Redwood Heights 14 Dimond District / Laurel District 15 Fruitvale


PHOTO: TRAVIS D. JACKSON

Rockridge At the foot of the Oakland Hills, Rockridge is a lovely burby-like haven. And with a BART station, Casual Carpool and Transbay Bus stops to downtown San Francisco, it’s one of the most desired neighborhoods in the East Bay. The streets are lined with old-growth trees and appealing pre-war homes. Many are restored Arts and Crafts-style properties that feature wood built-ins, vintage details and expansive gardens. The neighborhood is split into two areas: Lower Rockridge is centered along College Avenue and is home to cafes, shops and high-end restaurants; Upper Rockridge is above Broadway, further up in the hills, offering larger homes, and in many cases, stellar views of the Bay.

LIFESTYLE & DEMOGRAPHICS POPULATION

10,285 $130,618

75%

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN

BIKE SCORE = 78 TRANSIT SCORE = 59

27%

23%

18

1,933

YEAR-OVER-YEAR APPRECIATION

AVERAGE % OVER / UNDER ASKING $

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE

COMMUTE  DOWNTOWN

Local Amenities

SINGLE FAMILY homes

43

WALK SCORE = 85

MEDIAN PRICE: $1,372,500

GROCERY STORES ··Market Hall ··Safeway ··Trader Joe’s ··Village Market

MEDIAN AGE

25%

HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN

MARKET STATS FOR A 3-BEDROOM HOME

SHOPPING AREA ··College Avenue from Alcatraz to Broadway

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

PARKS ··Colby Park ··Frog Park ··Lake Temescal ··Rockridge Park

Condos + Apartments

SCHOOLS* ··California College of the Arts ··Holy Names High School [9–12] ··The College Preparatory School [9–12] ··Claremont Middle [6–8] ··St. Theresa [K–8] ··Aurora [K–5] ··Chabot Elementary [K–5] ··Hillcrest Elementary [K–8] ··Peralta Elementary [K–5]

Eats + Retail

NIGHTLIFE

hills + views

OAKLAND

9–16 MIN

MIN

SAN FRANCISCO

22–70

30

MOUNTAIN VIEW

55–90

144

TRANSPORTATION

Parks + Rec

Hiking + Running Trails

Old-Growth trees

MIN

MIN

12

MIN

MIN

··BART ··AC Transit Transbay Bus ··Casual Carpool

Art Community

Strong Public Transportation


PHOTO: RED OAK REALTY

Temescal Temescal began as its own little village, eventually merging with Oakland. While it is now one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, it is by no means stagnant; the community is enjoying a residential and business revival.

LIFESTYLE & DEMOGRAPHICS POPULATION

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

4,048 HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN

$56,332

MEDIAN AGE

A local art cooperative and a public pool offer an array of classes and workshops. An annual street fair displays Temescal’s cultural variety and gives those new to the area a chance to meet neighborhood merchants and business owners. Temescal’s residents can be found frequenting local staples such as Bakesale Betty (famous for its fried chicken sandwich) and the cute shops of Temescal Alley.

37

14% 86%

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN

Residences range from Craftsman bungalows to modern condominiums. With its active local businesses, friendly locale and BART station, this is one area that should not be overlooked.

MARKET STATS FOR A 3-BEDROOM HOME

WALK SCORE = 91 BIKE SCORE = 95

MEDIAN PRICE: $975,000

TRANSIT SCORE = 68

COMMUTE  DOWNTOWN

MOUNTAIN VIEW TRANSPORTATION

MODERN + URBAN

SINGLE FAMILY homes

21%

14

1,453

AVERAGE % OVER / UNDER ASKING $

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE

7–12

23

Local Amenities

20–65

33

SHOPPING AREA ··Telegraph from 52nd to 45th

OAKLAND SAN FRANCISCO

21% YEAR-OVER-YEAR APPRECIATION

MIN

MIN

50–100 MIN

MIN

MIN

GROCERY STORES ··Safeway ··Temescal Farmers Market ··Temescal Produce Market

144 MIN

PARKS ··Temescal Pool

··BART ··AC Transit Transbay Bus

Condos + Apartments

Eats + Retail

NIGHTLIFE

Parks + Rec

SCHOOLS* ··Oakland International High [9–12] ··Oakland Technical High [9–12] ··Park Day [K–8] ··Emerson Elementary [K–5] EMERGENCY HOSPITALS ··UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (ER)

Art Community

Strong Public Transportation


PHOTO: RED OAK REALTY

Piedmont Avenue Piedmont Avenue is center stage to one of the Bay Area’s more diverse neighborhoods. It is a unique main street evocative of a different era, rich with independent stores and great restaurants.

LIFESTYLE & DEMOGRAPHICS POPULATION

And the neighborhood’s crowning glory? A cemetery! Designed by the same architect who conceived New York City’s Central Park, the Mountain View Cemetery spreads out over 226 acres of soft hills. People flock here to exercise, run their dogs, and even have soccer practice.

7,559

Consisting of a wide range of generations and lifestyles, the locals love this neighborhood, especially given that they can complete their errands without having to get into their car.

89%

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN

BIKE SCORE = 81 TRANSIT SCORE = 55

26%

30%

18

1,597

YEAR-OVER-YEAR APPRECIATION

AVERAGE % OVER / UNDER ASKING $

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE

COMMUTE  DOWNTOWN

Local Amenities PARKS ··Linda Avenue Dog Park ··Mosswood Park ··Mountain View Cemetery ··Oak Glen Park SCHOOLS* ··St. Leo the Great [PK–8] ··Piedmont Avenue Elementary [K–5]

Condos + Apartments

9–14

24

SAN FRANCISCO

22–65

34

MOUNTAIN VIEW

55–90

141

OAKLAND

Eats + Retail

NIGHTLIFE

MIN

TRANSPORTATION

EMERGENCY HOSPITALS ··Kaiser (ER)

SINGLE FAMILY homes

39

WALK SCORE = 91

MEDIAN PRICE: $1,050,000

GROCERY STORES ··Monte Vista Food Center ··Piedmont Grocery Co.

$65,367

MEDIAN AGE

11%

HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN

MARKET STATS FOR A 3-BEDROOM HOME

SHOPPING AREA ··Piedmont Avenue NE of Rio Vista Avenue

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Parks + Rec

Hiking + Running Trails

Old-Growth trees

MIN

MIN

MIN

MIN

MIN

··AC Transit Transbay Bus ··Casual Carpool

Strong Public Transportation


PHOTO: RED OAK REALTY

North Oakland: Golden Gate / NOBE / Bushrod LIFESTYLE & DEMOGRAPHICS POPULATION

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

11,074 HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN

$63,340

MEDIAN AGE

50

17% 83%

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN

North Oakland is one of the choice up-and-coming neighborhoods in the East Bay. It has become a much-desired destination, particularly for those who move from San Francisco. The housing mix is varied, from historic bungalows to brand new and modern homes. This area includes neighborhoods such as Golden Gate, North Oakland Berkeley Emeryville (NOBE) and Bushrod. Centered along Alcatraz Avenue, you’ll find a burst of activity, from quirky cafés to a wide range of restaurants. You’ll also find art galleries and the Golden Gate Branch of the Oakland Public Library. Residents appreciate the easy access to freeways and proximity to amenities in nearby neighborhoods, from Berkeley Bowl to Emeryville’s Bay Street.

MARKET STATS FOR A 3-BEDROOM HOME

WALK SCORE = 85 BIKE SCORE = 78

MEDIAN PRICE: $725,000

TRANSIT SCORE = 53

COMMUTE  DOWNTOWN

14%

23

1,516

AVERAGE % OVER / UNDER ASKING $

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE

Local Amenities

OAKLAND

12–20

24

SAN FRANCISCO

20–60 MIN

51

MIN

SHOPPING AREA ··Alcatraz @ San Pablo Avenue ··San Pablo Avenue @ 59th Street

MOUNTAIN VIEW

55–100

124

GROCERY STORES ··Gateway Super Market

TRANSPORTATION

MODERN + URBAN

24% YEAR-OVER-YEAR APPRECIATION

SINGLE FAMILY homes

MIN

MIN

MIN

MIN

··AC Transit Transbay Bus

Condos + Apartments

Eats + Retail

PARKS ··Bushrod Park & Community Garden ··Doyle Hollis Park ··Emeryville Organic Community Garden ··Golden Gate Playground ··Joseph Emery Park ··Temescal Creek Park SCHOOLS* ··North Oakland Community Charter [K–8] ··Sankofa Academy [K–8] ··St. Martin De Porres [K–8]

Art Community

Strong Public Transportation


PHOTO: RED OAK REALTY

WEST OAKLAND Anchored by the fourth largest container seaport in the United States, West Oakland has a strong industrial history. Many of its older homes were built in World Wars I and II. Some home-buyers choose to buy older Victorians and renovate them from the inside out. Others prefer to move into lofts converted from old warehouses. The old and the new coexist, as do artists, young professionals and working families. West Oakland is easily accessible by public transportation including BART and buses. If you are an urban pioneer who is looking to buy somewhere before it really booms, look into West Oakland.

MARKET STATS FOR A 3-BEDROOM HOME

36,223 $38,480

MEDIAN AGE

35

25%

HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN

75%

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN

TRANSIT SCORE = 63

57%

12%

15

1,607

YEAR-OVER-YEAR APPRECIATION

AVERAGE % OVER / UNDER ASKING $

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE

SINGLE FAMILY homes

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

BIKE SCORE = 90

Local Amenities

MODERN + URBAN

POPULATION

WALK SCORE = 81

MEDIAN PRICE: $653,500

GROCERY STORES ··Cypress Grocery ··Mandela Foods Cooperative ··Quality Fine Foods

LIFESTYLE & DEMOGRAPHICS

PARKS ··Bart Park ··DeFremery Playground ··Lowell Park ··Marston Campbell Park ··Raimondi Park ··Wade Johnson Park & Playground

Condos + Apartments

COMMUTE  DOWNTOWN OAKLAND

SCHOOLS* ··McClymonds High [9–12] ··Ralph J. Bunche High [9–12] ··Pentecostal Way of Truth Academy [K–12] ··Civicorps Corpsmember Academy [K–9] ··KIPP Bridge Charter School [5–8] ··West Oakland Middle School [6–8] ··Preparatory Literary Academy of Cultural Excellence [K–5] ··Lafayette Elementary School [K–5] ··Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary [K–5] ··Vincent Academy [K–5]

6–8

18

MIN

MIN

SAN FRANCISCO

18–55

28

MOUNTAIN VIEW

55–100

135

TRANSPORTATION

MIN

MIN

MIN

MIN

··BART ··AC Transit Transbay Bus

Art Community

Strong Public Transportation


PHOTO: NATAUSHA GREENBLOTT

Jack London Square / uptown / downtown / Old Oakland

LIFESTYLE & DEMOGRAPHICS POPULATION

6,069 HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

$22,629

The neighborhoods of Jack London Square, Uptown, Downtown and Old Oakland are primarily commercial, with a vibrant restaurant scene, nightlife, and growing business community. However, there are residences here, too.

MEDIAN AGE

50

Uptown and Downtown homes are mostly apartment rentals. This is also the case in Old Oakland where the buildings are unique: some have palpable history, others are modern lofts and condos.

7% 93%

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN

Jack London Square and its neighboring Warehouse District offer the most residential options. Here you’ll find large loft and condominium complexes with a combination of properties that are for rent and sale. All are in short distance to BART, Amtrak and the restaurants and shops of Jack London Square.

MARKET STATS FOR A 2-BEDROOM CONDO

WALK SCORE = 97 BIKE SCORE = 84

MEDIAN PRICE: $700,000

TRANSIT SCORE = 84

COMMUTE  DOWNTOWN 4–6

OAKLAND

MIN

SAN FRANCISCO

22–60 MIN

31

MIN

MOUNTAIN VIEW

50–100

109

TRANSPORTATION

MODERN + URBAN

MIN

1,180 AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE

GROCERY STORES ··Grocery Outlet ··Jack London Farmers Market ··Smart & Final ··Sprouts ··Whole Foods

MIN

Eats + Retail

17 AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

SHOPPING AREA ··Jack London Square ··Broadway north of 11th

··BART ··AC Transit Transbay Bus ··Ferry ··Amtrak

Condos + Apartments

10% AVERAGE % OVER / UNDER ASKING $

Local Amenities

8

MIN

10% YEAR-OVER-YEAR APPRECIATION

NIGHTLIFE

PARKS ··Jefferson Square Park ··Lafayette Square ··Lincoln Square Park

SCHOOLS* ··Laney College ··Oakland Charter High [9–12] ··Street Academy (Alternative) [9–12] ··Oakland School for the Arts [6–12] ··Westlake Middle School [6–8] ··Beacon Day [K–8] ··Lafayette Elementary School [K–5] ··Lighthouse Community Charter [K–8] ··Yu Ming Charter School [K–5]

Art Community

Strong Public Transportation


PHOTO: STEVEN DOS REMEDIOS

Lake Merritt: Grand lake / Adams point / lakeside / east Lake / Haddon hill LIFESTYLE & DEMOGRAPHICS

Lake Merritt is widely considered the Crown Jewel of Oakland, especially since a $122 million renovation was completed in 2013.

POPULATION

The lake is surrounded by many interesting neighborhoods, each of which has its own unique flavor. Situated at the top, Grand Lake has become one of the most desired areas with its bustling commercial district, historic Grand Lake Theater and small town feel. Counterclockwise is Adams Point which consists of pre-war-style condominium buildings. Lakeside features modern condominium high-rises. East Lake is more eclectic in terms of its residents and restaurants. And Haddon Hill is an increasingly in-demand enclave with small multi-unit buildings.

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

25,417 $53,068

89%

No matter which neighborhood you choose, all benefit from easy access to Lake Merritt, one of Oakland’s greatest and most beautiful treasures.

BIKE SCORE = 70 TRANSIT SCORE = 51

9%

26%

12

1,840

YEAR-OVER-YEAR APPRECIATION

AVERAGE % OVER / UNDER ASKING $

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE

COMMUTE  DOWNTOWN

Local Amenities

GROCERY STORES ··Grand Lake Farmers Market ··Safeway ··Trader Joe’s ··Whole Foods

MODERN + URBAN

SINGLE FAMILY homes

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN

WALK SCORE = 84

MEDIAN PRICE: $981,000

SHOPPING AREA ··Lakeshore Avenue between Macarthur and Mandana ··Grand Avenue between Sunnyslope and Harrison ··Brooklyn @ Wesley

38

11%

HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN

MARKET STATS FOR A 3-BEDROOM HOME

MEDIAN AGE

9–16

28

SAN FRANCISCO

20–65

53

MOUNTAIN VIEW

50–80

187

OAKLAND PARKS ··Athol Plaza ··Eastshore Park ··Lakeside Park ··Mandana Plaza ··Morcom Amphitheater of Roses ··Pine Knoll Park ··Snow Park ··Splash Pad Park

Condos + Apartments

SCHOOLS* ··East Bay Regional Occupation Center/ Agency (Roc/P) [9–12] ··Metwest High [9–12] ··Oakland High [9–12] ··Dewey Academy [9–12] ··Saint Paul’s Episcopal School [K–8] ··Bella Vista Elementary [PK–5] ··Cleveland Elementary [K–5] ··Franklin Elementary [K–5] ··La Escuelita Elementary [K–5]

Eats + Retail

NIGHTLIFE

hills + views

TRANSPORTATION

Parks + Rec

Hiking + Running Trails

MIN

MIN

MIN

MIN

MIN

MIN

··BART ··AC Transit Transbay Bus ··Casual Carpool

Art Community

Strong Public Transportation


PHOTO: RED OAK REALTY

Crocker Highlands / Trestle Glen LIFESTYLE & DEMOGRAPHICS POPULATION

6,073 HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

$140,671

MEDIAN AGE

44

30% 70%

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN

WALK SCORE = 47 BIKE SCORE = 36

The charming communities of Crocker Highlands and Trestle Glen are ideal for those who love the cozy comfort of traditional architecture and mature gardens. This woodsy glen has been described as a “Father Knows Best” neighborhood of the 21st century. One of Oakland’s top elementary schools is based here as well. Greenery-lined roads curve past neighborhood parks and lead to a variety of Craftsman, Prairie and Neo-Mediterranean style homes from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s, many of which were designed by famed architects Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck. What’s more, many residents belong to the Lakeshore Homes Association, which is dedicated to preserving the “wonderful natural beauty of the property.”

MARKET STATS FOR A 3-BEDROOM HOME MEDIAN PRICE: $1,058,500

TRANSIT SCORE = 46

COMMUTE  DOWNTOWN OAKLAND

12–20 MIN

MIN

SAN FRANCISCO

24–70

52

MOUNTAIN VIEW

55–100

TRANSPORTATION

SINGLE FAMILY homes

MIN

MIN

27

MIN

188 MIN

21%

19%

17

1,831

YEAR-OVER-YEAR APPRECIATION

AVERAGE % OVER / UNDER ASKING $

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE

Local Amenities GROCERY STORES ··Trader Joe’s PARKS ··Oak Grove Park SCHOOL* ··Crocker Highlands Elementary [K–5]

··AC Transit Transbay Bus ··Casual Carpool

hills + views

Old-Growth trees

Strong Public Transportation


PHOTO: RED OAK REALTY

Glenview / Oakmore Glenview and Oakmore are two adjacent neighborhoods nestled in the lower Oakland Hills.

LIFESTYLE & DEMOGRAPHICS

The close-knit community of Glenview is one of the treasures of the East Bay. On its long list of assets are old fashioned mom and pop shops, grassy parks, tree-lined streets, a strong sense of community and convenient freeway access.

POPULATION

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

9,861

Oakmore is much loved, but not well-known. With a small market and a few restaurants and businesses, this quiet neighborhood makes for a sweet community.

$111,030

74%

Both Glenview and Oakmore offer a wide variety of housing styles, with most buildings constructed between the late 1920s and World War II. Many of these homes have been lovingly restored and feature updated kitchens and baths, while others are waiting for you to add your own decorating flair.

BIKE SCORE = 53 TRANSIT SCORE = 52

11%

24%

17

1,711

YEAR-OVER-YEAR APPRECIATION

AVERAGE % OVER / UNDER ASKING $

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE

COMMUTE  DOWNTOWN

Local Amenities PARKS ··Dimond Canyon Park

SCHOOLS* ··Head Royce [K–12] ··Edna Brewer Middle [6–8] ··Glenview Elementary [K–5]

GROCERY STORES ··Farmer Joe’s Marketplace ··Rocky’s Market ··Savemore Market

SINGLE FAMILY homes

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN

WALK SCORE = 73

MEDIAN PRICE: $895,000

SHOPPING AREA ··Park Boulevard between Hampel and Wellington ··Leimert @ Oakmore

46

26%

HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN

MARKET STATS FOR A 3-BEDROOM HOME

MEDIAN AGE

Condos + Apartments

OAKLAND

10–22

SAN FRANCISCO

24–70 MIN

MIN

MOUNTAIN VIEW

50–100

150

MIN

TRANSPORTATION

Eats + Retail

hills + views

Parks + Rec

Hiking + Running Trails

Old-Growth trees

MIN

34 MIN

57

MIN

··AC Transit Transbay Bus ··Casual Carpool


PHOTO: RED OAK REALTY

Northern Oakland hills: Montclair / Merriewood / Piedmont Pines LIFESTYLE & DEMOGRAPHICS POPULATION

9,777

HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

$144,171

MEDIAN AGE

45

28% 72%

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN

WALK SCORE = 43 BIKE SCORE = 33

Nestled amongst the pine trees in the upper Oakland hills, the friendly neighborhoods of Montclair, Merriewood and Piedmont Pines maintain a refreshing and laid-back mountain atmosphere reminiscent of Mill Valley in Marin County. Winding streets dotted with trees and gardens lead to large homes hidden among mini-forests that look out over the distant Bay. Home styles range from large Craftsman bungalows, shingled cottages and Prairie homes, to period revivals, ranch and split-level style homes from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. The area’s more modern homes found in parts of Merriewood and Montclair were built in the ’90s and early 2000s. Adding to its rural appeal, the Oakland Hills are tidy and very residential, yet close to many East Bay parks, offering endless hiking, biking and equestrian activities through which visitors can take in the beautiful wooded scenery.

MARKET STATS FOR A 3-BEDROOM HOME MEDIAN PRICE: $915,000

TRANSIT SCORE = 30

COMMUTE  DOWNTOWN OAKLAND

12–22

35

SAN FRANCISCO

26–75

54

MOUNTAIN VIEW

50–90

188

TRANSPORTATION

SINGLE FAMILY homes

MIN

MIN

MIN

11%

13%

25

2,032

YEAR-OVER-YEAR APPRECIATION

AVERAGE % OVER / UNDER ASKING $

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE

Local Amenities

MIN

MIN

MIN

··AC Transit Transbay Bus

Eats + Retail

SHOPPING AREA ··Montclair Village ··Thornhill Drive @ Grisborne GROCERY STORES ··Lucky ··Montclair Village Farmers Market ··Safeway

hills + views

PARKS ··Beaconsfield Canyon ··Montclair Park & Recreation Center ··Shepherd Canyon Park ··Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve ··North Oakland Regional Sports Center ··Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve ··Skyline Gate

Parks + Rec

Hiking + Running Trails

SCHOOLS* ··Montera Middle [6–8] ··Joaquin Miller Elementary [K–5] ··Montclair Elementary [K–5] ··Thornhill Elementary [K–5]

Old-Growth trees


PHOTO: DAMON TIGHE

Southern Oakland hills: Leona Heights / Woodminster / Crestmont / oak knoll / Sequoyah / Grass Valley / Sheffield Village

LIFESTYLE & DEMOGRAPHICS

When you visit the neighborhoods of the Southern Oakland Hills, you’ll ask, “Is this Oakland?” This area has become increasingly desirable over the past few years. South of Montclair, running along the Oakland Hills, these laid-back neighborhoods back up against fabulous recreational destinations like Redwood Regional and Joaquin Miller Parks, Chabot Space & Science Center and the Oakland Zoo. Highlighting the area’s wooded surroundings, many of the homes are built into the hillside and feature stellar views and lots. You will find a mixture of ranchers, mid-century and modern homes with the occasional horse stable in the back yard. There is easy access to more metropolitan areas of the East Bay via Highway 13, and Montclair, Woodminster and Redwood Heights provide commercial districts for all important amenities.

POPULATION

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

10,966 $101,663 HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN

78%

BIKE SCORE = 14 TRANSIT SCORE = 32

11%

9%

21

1,856

YEAR-OVER-YEAR APPRECIATION

AVERAGE % OVER / UNDER ASKING $

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE

COMMUTE  DOWNTOWN

Local Amenities

SINGLE FAMILY homes

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN

WALK SCORE = 27

MEDIAN PRICE: $703,000

GROCERY STORES ··Estudillo Produce ··Foods Co. ··Galvan’s Market ··Keller Market ··Oak Knoll Market ··Safeway ··Woodminster Market

42

22%

MARKET STATS FOR A 3-BEDROOM HOME

SHOPPING AREA ··Lincoln Square

MEDIAN AGE

PARKS ··Joaquin Miller Park ··Knowland Park ··Lake Chabot ··Leona Heights Park ··Pinto Playground ··Redwood Canyon ··Redwood Regional Park ··Roberts Recreational Area

SCHOOLS* ··Holy Names University ··Merritt College ··Conservatory of Vocal & Instrumental Arts [9–12] ··Community Day [9–12] ··Skyline High [9–12] ··Conservatory of Vocal & Instrumental Arts [K–8] ··Howard Elementary [K–8] ··Northern Light [PK–8] ··Oakland Hebrew Day [K–8] ··Carl B. Munck [K–5] ··Grass Valley Elementary [K–5]

hills + views

Parks + Rec

OAKLAND

16–28 MIN

MIN

SAN FRANCISCO

30–80

70

MOUNTAIN VIEW

50–90

186

Hiking + Running Trails

Old-Growth trees

MIN

MIN

74

MIN

MIN


PHOTO: ABDULLAH DUAD

Maxwell Park / Allendale LIFESTYLE & DEMOGRAPHICS POPULATION

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

14,788 $53,736 HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN

MEDIAN AGE

37

29% 71%

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN

WALK SCORE = 59 BIKE SCORE = 42

Maxwell Park and the adjacent neighborhood of Allendale are quiet and friendly. With small winding streets nestled in the leafy Oakland foothills, they offer a bucolic bungalow lifestyle. Most of the homes in Maxwell Park were built in the ‘30s and ‘40s, and there is a leaning toward modest 2-3 bedroom residences in Spanish, English Tudor and traditional styles. The area uniquely benefits from its proximity to the adjacent 135 wooded acres of Mills College. This historic women’s college, which was established in 1852, is not just picturesque, it offers many cultural opportunities to the public, including concerts and art exhibitions. Residents here can do their shopping in nearby Laurel District, San Leandro, Montclair or the Grand Lake area.

MARKET STATS FOR A 3-BEDROOM HOME MEDIAN PRICE: $565,000

TRANSIT SCORE = 50

COMMUTE  DOWNTOWN OAKLAND

12–26

44

SAN FRANCISCO

24–75

48

MOUNTAIN VIEW

50–80

152

SINGLE FAMILY homes

MIN

MIN

MIN

16%

12%

26

1,430

YEAR-OVER-YEAR APPRECIATION

AVERAGE % OVER / UNDER ASKING $

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE

Local Amenities

MIN

MIN

MIN

GROCERY STORES ··Farmer Joe’s Market ··House of Produce ··Shoprite Supermarket PARKS ··Allendale Recreation Center ··Maxwell Park

hills + views

SCHOOLS* ··Mills College ··Melrose Leadership Academy [6–8] ··Allendale Elementary [K–5]


PHOTO: DANA BROOK

Redwood Heights Oakland’s scenic neighborhood of Redwood Heights combines the best aspects of a suburban bedroom community with the convenience and variety of a major metropolitan area.

LIFESTYLE & DEMOGRAPHICS POPULATION

The real estate in Redwood Heights consists of small but stylish 2–3 bedroom residences distinguished by their diverse architectural appeal. While the styles vary from contemporary to classic, many of the homes share stunning day and nighttime views of the sparkling San Francisco Bay.

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

5,270

The community loves the Redwood Heights Recreation Center because it offers a great range of programs for tots, teens, and kids in-between, including gymnastics, guitar, karate, ballet, beading and cake decorating. Classes for adults include aerobics, ballet stretch, Tai Chi, yoga, karate, folk dance, and music.

HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN

$96,994

69%

BIKE SCORE = 28 TRANSIT SCORE = 43

14%

9%

19

1,722

YEAR-OVER-YEAR APPRECIATION

AVERAGE % OVER / UNDER ASKING $

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE

COMMUTE  DOWNTOWN

Local Amenities

SINGLE FAMILY homes

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN

WALK SCORE = 47

MEDIAN PRICE: $815,000

GROCERY STORES ··Farmer Joe’s Market ··House of Produce ··Safeway

41

31%

MARKET STATS FOR A 3-BEDROOM HOME

SHOPPING AREA ··Lincoln Square

MEDIAN AGE

PARKS ··Avenue Terrace Playground ··McCrea Memorial Park & Casting Ponds ··Redwood Heights Recreation Center

SCHOOLS* ··Holy Names University ··Conservatory of Vocal & Instrumental Arts [9–12] ··Redwood Heights Elementary [K–5] ··Community School For Creative Education [K–8] ··Conservatory of Vocal & Instrumental Arts [K–8] ··Raskob Learning Institute & Day [2–8]

hills + views

OAKLAND

14–28

SAN FRANCISCO

26–75 MIN

MIN

MOUNTAIN VIEW

50–90

183

MIN

TRANSPORTATION

Parks + Rec

Hiking + Running Trails

Old-Growth trees

MIN

47

MIN

61

MIN

··AC Transit Transbay Bus


PHOTO: RED OAK REALTY

Dimond District / Laurel District LIFESTYLE & DEMOGRAPHICS POPULATION

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

3,346 HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN

$58,986

MEDIAN AGE

37

29% 71%

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN

Centered along MacArthur Boulevard you’ll find the Dimond District and the adjacent Laurel District. The Dimond is a friendly and well-organized community that has attracted many businesses to its commercial district. Residents have invested significant time and energy in improving the area’s facilities. Near the library you’ll find Dimond Park, a lovely wooded area which houses a recreational center offering swimming, tennis and children’s activities. The Laurel is a bright neighborhood with a vibrant and diverse population. A mini-melting pot, the people of the Laurel District are proud to be a part of this distinct section of Oakland, confirmed by all the warm greetings found at Farmer Joe’s, a small local market, and in the wide range of ethnic shops and restaurants along MacArthur Boulevard.

MARKET STATS FOR A 3-BEDROOM HOME

WALK SCORE = 83 BIKE SCORE = 58

MEDIAN PRICE: $642,500

TRANSIT SCORE = 50

COMMUTE  DOWNTOWN OAKLAND

12–22 MIN

MIN

SAN FRANCISCO

24–75

49

MOUNTAIN VIEW

50–80

TRANSPORTATION

SINGLE FAMILY homes

MIN

MIN

37

MIN

143 MIN

··AC Transit Transbay Bus ··Casual Carpool

Condos + Apartments

Eats + Retail

11%

12%

21

1,435

YEAR-OVER-YEAR APPRECIATION

AVERAGE % OVER / UNDER ASKING $

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE

Local Amenities SHOPPING AREA ··MacArthur Boulevard GROCERY STORES ··Farmer Joe’s Market ··Food Mill ··House of Produce ··Safeway PARKS ··Dimond Recreation Center

Parks + Rec

SCHOOLS* ··Fred Finch-Oakland Hills Academy [7–12] ··Bret Harte Middle [6–8] ··The Renaissance School [PK–8] ··Fruitvale Elementary [K–5] ··Laurel Elementary [K–5] ··Redwood Day [K–8] ··Saint Jarlath [K–8] ··St. Lawrence O’Toole Elementary [K–8] ··Sequoia Elementary [K–5]

Hiking + Running Trails

Old-Growth trees


PHOTO: UNITY COUNCIL

Fruitvale Fruitvale is a vibrant neighborhood that is filled with diverse cultures and cuisines. Centered around International Boulevard, residents of Fruitvale will find superb Latin American food, especially from its highly regarded and numerous taco trucks. A particularly great time to visit this lively community is during prominent events like Cinco de Mayo and Dia de los Muertos, when both residents and visitors gather to celebrate.

LIFESTYLE & DEMOGRAPHICS POPULATION

979

Residences are often California bungalows, situated on neighborly side streets. People living in the area benefit from the Fruitvale Transit Village, which boasts a BART station and several AC Transit lines. The city is also working on a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that will run from downtown along International Boulevard and is intended to ease transportation into downtown Oakland.

HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN

MARKET STATS FOR A 3-BEDROOM HOME

29% 71%

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN

TRANSIT SCORE = 55

20%

17%

70

1,325

AVERAGE % OVER / UNDER ASKING $

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET

AVERAGE SQUARE FOOTAGE

COMMUTE  DOWNTOWN

Local Amenities PARKS ··Cesar Chavez Park ··Josie de la Cruz Park ··Kennedy Tract Park ··Peralta Hacienda Historical Park ··Union Point Park SCHOOLS* ··Patten University ··Arise High [9–12]

SINGLE FAMILY homes

34

BIKE SCORE = 48

YEAR-OVER-YEAR APPRECIATION

GROCERY STORES ··La Pena’s Bakery ··Mi Pueblo Food Center ··Supermercado Mi Tierra

$59,241

MEDIAN AGE

WALK SCORE = 80

MEDIAN PRICE: $398,000

SHOPPING AREA ··Fruitvale Station

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Condos + Apartments

··Saint Elizabeth High [9–12] ··Agnes Memorial Christian Academy [PK–12] ··Oakland Charter Academy [6–8] ··Urban Promise Academy [6–8] ··Achieve Academy [PK–5] ··Ascend [K–8] ··International Community [K–5] ··St. Elizabeth Elementary [K–8] ··Think College Now School [K–5] ··World Academy [K–5]

Eats + Retail

OAKLAND

10–18 MIN

MIN

SAN FRANCISCO

26–75

30

MOUNTAIN VIEW

45–90

123

TRANSPORTATION

Parks + Rec

Hiking + Running Trails

MIN

MIN

15

MIN

MIN

··BART ··AC Transit Transbay Bus

Art Community

Strong Public Transportation


MEDIAN 3-BEDROOM HOME PRICE

AVERAGE SQ. FT.

NEIGHBORHOOD

KNOWN FOR

ROCKRIDGE

single family homes condos + apartments eats + retail nightlife hills + views

parks + rec hiking + running old-growth trees art community public transportation

walk: 85 bike: 78 transportation: 59

by car: 22–70 public transportation: 30

$1,372,500

1,933

TEMESCAL

modern + urban single family homes condos + apartments eats + retail

nightlife parks + rec art community public transportation

walk: 91 bike: 95 transportation: 68

by car: 20–65 public transportation: 33

$975,000

1,453

PIEDMONT AVENUE

single family homes condos + apartments eats + retail nightlife

parks + rec hiking + running old-growth trees public transportation

walk: 91 bike: 81 transportation: 55

by car: 22–65 public transportation: 34

$1,050,000

1,597

NORTH OAKLAND: Golden Gate / NOBE / Bushrod

modern + urban single family homes condos + apartments

eats + retail art community public transportation

walk: 85 bike: 78 transportation: 53

by car: 20–60 public transportation: 51

$725,000

1,516

WEST OAKLAND

modern + urban single family homes condos + apartments

art community public transportation

walk: 81 bike: 90 transportation: 63

by car: 18–55 public transportation: 28

$653,500

1,607

JLS / UPTOWN / DOWNTOWN / OLD OAKLAND

modern + urban condos + apartments eats + retail

nightlife art community public transportation

walk: 97 bike: 84 transportation: 84

by car: 22–60 public transportation: 31

2-bedroom condos: $700,000

1,180

LAKE MERRITT: Grand Lake / Adams Point / Lakeside / East Lake / Haddon Hill

modern + urban single family homes condos + apartments eats + retail nightlife

hills + views parks + rec hiking + running art community public transportation

walk: 84 bike: 70 transportation: 51

by car: 20–65 public transportation: 53

$981,000

1,840

single family homes hills + views

old-growth trees public transportation

walk: 47 bike: 36 transportation: 46

by car: 24–70 public transportation: 52

$1,058,500

1,831

GLENVIEW / OAKMORE

single family homes condos + apartments eats + retail hills + views

parks + rec hiking + running old-growth trees

walk: 73 bike: 53 transportation: 52

by car: 24–70 public transportation: 57

$895,000

1,711

NORTHERN OAKLAND HILLS: Montclair / Merriewood / Piedmont Pines

single family homes eats + retail hills + views

parks + rec hiking + running old-growth trees

walk: 43 bike: 33 transportation: 30

by car: 26–75 public transportation: 54

$915,000

2,032

SOUTHERN OAKLAND HILLS: Leona Heights / Crestmont / Woodminster / Oak Knoll / Sequoyah / Grass Valley / Sheffield Village

single family homes hills + views parks + rec

hiking + running old-growth trees

walk: 27 bike: 14 transportation: 32

by car: 30–80 public transportation: 70

$703,000

1,856

MAXWELL PARK / ALLENDALE

single family homes hills + views

walk: 59 bike: 42 transportation: 50

by car: 24–75 public transportation: 48

$565,000

1,430

CROCKER HIGHLANDS / TRESTLE GLEN

SCORES

COMMUTE TO DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO (IN MINUTES)

REDWOOD HEIGHTS

single family homes hills + views parks + rec

hiking + running old-growth trees

walk: 47 bike: 28 transportation: 43

by car: 26–75 public transportation: 61

$815,000

1,722

DIMOND DISTRICT / LAUREL DISTRICT

single family homes condos + apartments eats + retail

parks + rec hiking + running

walk: 83 bike: 58 transportation: 50

by car: 24–75 public transportation: 49

$642,500

1,435

FRUITVALE

single family homes condos + apartments eats + retail parks + rec

hiking + running art community public transportation

walk: 80 bike: 48 transportation: 55

by car: 26–75 public transportation: 30

$398,000

1,325

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Neighborhood outlines are not definitive

Market statistics are based on sales in 2015. Sourced from MLS, analyzed by Red Oak Realty. Square footage information is obtained from third parties such as public records, appraisals, etc. Red Oak Realty has not and will not verify this information. You are advised to independently verify square footage, acreage and any items that are of particular importance to you.

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*School information does not guarantee admittance. Please check with the Oakland Unified School District for more information.

Walk, transit and bike scores provided by www.walkscore.com. Please visit their site to see how values are generated. Population, income and age provided by www.city-data.com. Family data provided by www.statisticalatlas.com.


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