8.7 out of 10

Acacia Ave, Claremont Pines / Upper

37.8434772266882 -122.238054028233
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Pest Free
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Oakland's Treetop"

Acacia Avenue in the Claremont Pines neighborhood has this distinction: it is the location of the most expensive single family home sale in all of Oakland in the last year. A large beautiful 1995 home sold here for $2.4 mil at the beginning of last month. Trulia believes the new owners overpaid estimating the value of the home at $1.8 mil. I am not so sure however. This really is an aesthetically stunning home--from its amazing bay views to its sunny interiors and marble countertops. It has 3 bedroom and 5 baths and more than 5000 ft of interior space on ¾ of an acre. It really is a mini-mansion in an amazing location.

Acacia is actually packed with large beautiful million dollar plus homes like this. Since most homes date from the mid-90’s, it is likely the case that most of the homes here were built following the destruction of the 1992 Oakland Firestorm. These homes are large, often in that attractive Mediterranean style with adobe toned walls and red-tiled roofs and seem to all have pretty amazing East Bay views.

Most people that live in this area can afford to send their kids to private schools, but the local schools are mostly alright as well, with Hillcrest Elementary having an API of 10 and Oakland Tech being a solid 6.

The area is about as safe as it gets as well with just a handful of burglaries and a couple of assaults in the last six months.

With Rockridge and Berkeley nearby and easy access to the city by car or BART, this is one of the best locations in all of the Bay Area. If you can afford it, of course.
Pros
  • Beautiful Homes
  • Great Views
  • Close to Berkeley Fun
Cons
  • Very, Very Expensive
  • Big House Problems
  • Hillside Fire and Erosion Worries
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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Acacia Ave

4.5/5
"Oakland's Treetop"
37.8434772266882 -122.238054028233

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