Neighborhood Profile

Oakland Hills

Where the city meets the country Stretching 12 miles from the UC Berkeley Campus to San Leandro, the Oakland Hills are a world unto themselves. The hills rise from the Oakland flatlands to an elevation of about 1,500 feet along Skyline Boulevard. Visible from almost everywhere in Oakland, the hills are noted for their steep

Lake Merritt

The Crown Jewel of Oakland Lake Merritt is the epicenter of Oakland. Affectionately referred to as the city’s “crown jewel,” the Lake is to Oakland what Central Park is to New York, and the National Mall is to Washington DC. It is Oakland’s aesthetic and spiritual heart—a place where residents from all corners of the


Beautiful enclave with stunning homes and landscaping The City of Piedmont is a small community surrounded by Oakland. It is a much sought after address, due to its appealing neighborhoods, excellent schools, and the prestige that comes with living in one of the country’s wealthiest communities. Incorporated in 1907 to avoid a pending annexation by

Piedmont Avenue

Shop Oakland! Piedmont Avenue is a commercial corridor branching off of Broadway on the south and ending at the Mountain View Cemetery on the north.  Not to be mistaken with the nearby City of Piedmont, Piedmont Avenue is located entirely in Oakland.  The neighborhood is roughly bounded by Broadway on the west and Oakland Avenue

San Leandro

Small town feel, active shoreline, strong efforts for business attraction San Leandro is located directly south of Oakland. Downtown is centered on East 14th Street between Davis Street and Thornton Street. San Leandro is one of the oldest cities in the East Bay and was the original county seat of Alameda County. Originally part of


Work Life Balance Emeryville is located in a corridor between the cities of Oakland and Berkeley, extending to the shore of the San Francisco Bay just north of the Bay Bridge. It is the home of Pixar Animation Studios, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Jamba Juice, and Clif Bar. In addition, several well-known biotech and software


Biggest Little City in the Bay Area Although Berkeley shares its border with Oakland, its neighbor to the south, its atmosphere is entirely different. Less rough around the edges, Berkeley is more family-oriented and relaxed. Although it is small in size (population 112,580), it is widely known around the entire nation due to both the


Island in the Bay The City of Alameda is located west of the City of Oakland. Originally connected to Oakland as a peninsula, Alameda became an island in the beginning of the 20th century when a canal was dredged between the two cities. Alameda has two main streets: Park Street on the south east side


Let’s go Oakland! The residential area north of the Coliseum BART Station is the start of recent transit oriented development. The Lion Creek Crossings apartment complex was built in 2006 on the site of the Coliseum Gardens public housing complex.  Single family homes are also located in this area bounded by 66th Avenue, International Boulevard,

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