Best neighborhoods in Oakland

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Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Oakland

"One of My Favorite Stomping Grounds"

- NightOwlnOrinda
The Piedmont Avenue neighborhood is a great swath of neighborhood that rolls down from the Mountain View Cemetery all the way to the freeway. Piedmont Avenue is the heart of the neighborhood and has...
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Rockridge

4/5
Rockridge
Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Oakland

"Pretty Much Oakland's Best Neighborhood in My Opinion"

- Brian Satterfield
With its tree-lined streets, gourmet restaurants, charming homes, and great public transit, Rockridge remains one of Oakland’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Located in the north part of the city...
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Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Oakland

"Oakland's great escape"

- ntrench
Everything that is noteworthy in Oakland, happens in the vicinity of Lake Merrit. The area is surrounded by downtown Oakland, Laney Community College, above average city neighborhoods and the restaur...
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Glenview

3.5/5
Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Oakland

"Solid Family Neighborhood"

- NightOwlnOrinda
Glenview is a mostly upscale neighborhood just to the south of Trestle Glen and Crocker Highland. I say mostly because although it is pretty much a middle class neighborhood near Highway 580 on its w...
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Upper Laurel

3.5/5
Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Oakland

"A hidden gem right in the middle of it all"

- JenniferY
The Upper Laurel is in the midst of a dynamic transformation from an older neighborhood strip to a modern urban community center. The past couple of years have seen a yoga studio and several interesti...
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Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Oakland

"More Than Just the Squares in Jack London"

- NightOwlnOrinda
When talking about this area of Oakland, you must begin, of course, by mentioning Jack London Square, Oakland’s number one tourist attraction. I should begin by saying that I have always found Jack L...
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Chinatown

3.5/5
Ranked 7th best neighborhood in Oakland

"Chinatown east offers great options"

- cirriusred
I have been living in Chinatown Oakland for over two years and commute to the city for work everyday ...bart is close...parking is available and it gives the urban kind of life for half the price...I...
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Bushrod

3/5
Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Oakland

"Love where you live!"

- mtcadmin
I love the Bushrod neighborhood! The neighborhood has such a rich history that has gone forgotten, but it is time to change all of that. It is vital to begin telling the history of Bushrod, highlight...
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Ranked 9th best neighborhood in Oakland

"Nice Family Neighborhood Near the Lake"

- NightOwlnOrinda
Trestle Glen is an upscale residential neighborhood straddling Highway 580 just south of Lakeshore near Lake Merritt. The neighborhood keeps a fairly low profile—I rarely hear it mentioned, but it ha...
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Ranked 10th best neighborhood in Oakland

"Good Hillside Neighborhood and Golf Course"

- NightOwlnOrinda
As you might expect given the name of this area, much of this neighborhood is Chabot Park and its Golf Course. The southern border of the neighborhood is with Chabot Lake and you will find a lot of t...
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Temescal

3/5
Ranked 11th best neighborhood in Oakland

"Killer Restaurant Selection"

- Brian Satterfield
With quick access to public transportation and freeways and a walkable strip of highly regarded restaurants, centrally located Temescal will appeal to Oakland homebuyers seeking a more affordable alte...
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Ranked 12th best neighborhood in Oakland

"Lakeside Apartments"

- NightOwlnOrinda
Adam’s Point is a densely packed lower middle class neighborhood on the northeast side of Lake Merritt. It stretches up from the lake into the hills at one of the prettiest spots along the lake, just...
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Cleveland Heights
Ranked 13th best neighborhood in Oakland

"A step above Oakland's norm"

- ntrench
Located on the eastern edge of Lake Merritt, Cleveland Heights is a step up from most Oakland communities. It is depicted as a quaint, working-class neighborhood with hilly roads winding up and down...
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Downtown

2.5/5
Ranked 14th best neighborhood in Oakland

"Where the Spice Monkey's Go for Drinks and Dancing"

- NightOwlnOrinda
So let’s just cut to the chase. Here are the top 5 places to go for drinks/food/dancing in Downtown Oakland: 5. There is a good selection of international food. One of my personal favorites is Vo...
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Ranked 15th best neighborhood in Oakland

"Oakland Airport Amenities"

- bayareabound
Located between Highway 880 and the Oakland International Airport, Arrowhead Marshland is a commercial strip leading up to the airport. While most people know it has the prominent hotel strip that ho...
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Ranked 16th best neighborhood in Oakland

"A Bit Industrial But Good For Bachelors Maybe"

- NightOwlnOrinda
Except from some very rundown looking houses in the small residential section, South Kennedy Tract is a basically an industrial area that straddles that small waterway that separates Oakland from Alam...
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Mosswood

2/5
Ranked 17th best neighborhood in Oakland

"Below average Oakland neighborhood"

- ntrench
Mosswood maintains much of the same characteristics of its bordering neighbors--that is, small, flat, unkempt and poor. The district is relatively residential, with lower class families living in old...
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Ranked 18th best neighborhood in Oakland

"Gritty Industrial Zone"

- bayareabound
Simply put, Acorn Industrial is a lowly, industrialized community with port businesses relating to the transaction of manufactured goods. It spans about 0.8 square miles of terrain, which equates to...
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Ranked 19th best neighborhood in Oakland

"Grungy Industrial Zone"

- bayareabound
Old City, also known as the Produce and Water district, is a commercial melting pot of sorts comprising of industrial businesses, anonymous depots and cluttered warehouses. It is also small, spanning...
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Fremont

1.5/5
Ranked 20th best neighborhood in Oakland

"Tacos, Gangs, and a Pool"

- NightOwlnOrinda
Not to be confused with the city of Fremont, some twenty miles to the south, the Fremont neighborhood is actually one of the many enclaves of Oakland. In some ways, this is a pretty average neighborh...
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