Oakland

Oakland is a diverse, dynamic, even bumptious city, full of contradictions, that has long since refuted Gertrude Stein’s famously disparaging remark. Today, there is an awful lot of “There”, there!

Oakland has an abundance of distinct and unique neighborhoods throughout its large and often little-known territory. We serve all of Oakland. If you do not see a neighborhood you like listed here, just ask- we can help you!

Montclair

Feels like its own little village, hence its local moniker “ Montclair Village”. There is a very friendly feeling to the place, with tons of kids around, since the local public elementary schools are highly rated and award-winning.

This place has a lot of personality and a small-town atmosphere. The gorgeous, tree clad hillsides that surround the little shopping village are really Tahoe-like and lovely.

It is an easy commute for most people to The City, or to Walnut Creek from here. It has a very casual feel, and just up most of the roads into the hills from the “Village”, you would think you were somewhere in the country, not in a major metropolis! From many of the homes up in the hills of Montclair there are world-class scenic views of the wooded landscape framing the San Francisco Bay.

Temescal

This urban and hip area is bounded by Broadway on the East, Telegraph Ave. on the West, 51st St. to the North, and 40th St. to the South. There are a wealth of cool restaurants concentrated on Telegraph Ave, including standouts like Bakesale Betty, Pizzaiolo, Dona Tomas, and Burma Superstar. The major regional transit hub of the Mac Arthur BART station is on 40th just below Telegraph.

Tucked in among all the trendy and tasty dining spots there are loads of relaxed cafes and unique little boutiques, with a whole slightly grungy, groovy, and youthful feel to the place. Temescal used to be considered a little bit tough, but it has gentrified a whole lot in the last 5 years.

This is one of the places where the Oakland Revival in Arts, Culture, and Cuisine that keeps getting written about in the national media is happening every day. Popular demand for the artisanal cheeses, beers, chocolate, art, crafts, furniture, designer clothing, and other cool stuff being created in the Temescal keep it hopping.

Glenview

Surrounding the middle of Park Boulevard, this neighborhood has it all- charming California craftsman bungalows abound, and there are plenty of restaurants, bars, shops, service businesses, and good coffee on Park Boulevard. With easy freeway access To Hwy 580, an AC Transit express bus line to San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal, and informal carpooling stops, this a good spot for those who must commute.

Rockridge

Paradise. This upscale yet informal neighborhood has amazing shopping, fine dining, cafes everywhere, and its very own BART station to boot. The often palatial houses in the hills of this neighborhood boast amazing views, and sell into the multi-millions. Tons of prominent and well-known personalities live in the Rockridge, and the local schools are terrific.

Claremont Knolls

This area right in back of the landmark Claremont Hotel has Berkeley postal addresses, but through a quirk of history is mostly actually within the City of Oakland. This often confuses people, but what is not confusing are the amazing views, the beauty of the streets, the large and exquisitely lovely homes, and the close proximity to the Elmwood and Rockridge shopping districts.