Oakmore & Oakland
Built in the 1920s and ‘30s, Oakmore was one of the earliest residential parks developed in Oakland. The residents in this neighborhood above Dimond Park once took the Key System streetcar to work in downtown Oakland and San Francisco. Homes range from large, stately Mediterranean to Spanish and contemporary homes set along winding streets, many with terraced gardens and views of the bay.
Oakmore is almost exclusively residential, but the Glenview, Dimond, and Montclair business districts are not far away. Dimond Park Recreation Center, Dimond Canyon Park, and the city-owned Montclair Golf Course border Oakmore, providing plenty of open space.
Oakland’s lovely hillside neighborhoods and lively shopping districts draw residents to the East Bay’s largest city, an exciting, vibrant, urban community.
Montclair’s homes are situated on forested lots that offer a quiet retreat from the city. Temescal is an up-and-coming neighborhood along bustling Telegraph Avenue, with the feel of an urban village. In Jack London Square near the waterfront, old warehouses and former factories have been converted to loft living. Lakeshore-Upper Grand, with its mix of shopping, restaurants, antique stores, and a farmers market, is one of Oakland’s most eclectic neighborhoods. For those who live in Claremont, the Elmwood Shopping District offers a variety of old-fashioned shops and plethora of merchants.
It’s easy to enjoy a wide variety of year-round outdoor activities in Oakland. Lake Merritt, located in the heart of the city, offers a 3.4-mile walking path, picnicking, sailing, and kayaking. Redwood and Joaquin Regional Parks encompass stately forests of 150-foot coast redwoods and provide miles of hiking, jogging, and horseback-riding trails. Anthony Chabot Regional Park offers golfing, an equestrian center, hiking, bicycling, and fishing. For sports fans, Oakland is home to the Oakland Raiders, Oakland Athletics, Golden State Warriors, and the Golden Gate Fields racetrack.
Oakland residents have plenty of public transportation options, including Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), buses, ferries, and casual carpools. Oakland International Airport is serviced by more than 10 major airlines.