Best neighborhoods in Oakland

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Maxwell Park

Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Oakland

"One of Oakland's Best Kept Secrets..."

- gp2
A new resident and home owner in Maxwell Park, I'm quickly learning this area is one of Oakland's best kept secrets... The rolling hills provide a nice back drop to the neighborhood and offers views f...
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Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Oakland

"Longfellow is all I hoped it would be"

- Melissa Pompy
I've lived in Longfellow for about 3 1/2 years now. I chose the area purely for its location and a small dose of luck on affordability. I couldn't be happier with the central location to almost every...
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Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Oakland
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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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Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Oakland

"Great neighborhood with restaurants, parks, trails, and shop..."

- oaklandish
I'm not sure why Dimond has such a low score -- the neighborhood has everything one needs. A great organic grocery store, an excellent bakery, great pet store, cvs, Safeway, several coffee shops, a pa...
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Ranked 6th 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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Ranked 7th best neighborhood in Oakland

"A great place to live, largely residential with an awesome p..."

- edwardw1
We moved to Bushrod last year after a long 6 months of searching for a home to buy and being unable to find anything that met our requirements and price range in North Berkeley where we previously ren...
37.8443860278428 -122.266662480417
Ranked 8th 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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Upper Laurel

Ranked 9th 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...
37.7914885393996 -122.194599571048
Ranked 10th best neighborhood in Oakland

"Vibrant, diverse, and amenity rich neighborhood for those wh..."

- esiotrot
I've lived in this neighborhood for seven years and absolutely love it. This is one of the few places in the Bay Area where a single family house with a large backyard is still relatively affordab...
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Cleveland Heights
Ranked 11th 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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Ranked 12th best neighborhood in Oakland

"From an Adams Point Resident"

- JessicaSoske
I love this neighborhood. It is a wonderfully diverse walking neighborhood right across from the best section of Lake Merritt (in my opinion). It is has great aesthetics--lots of trees and greenery, g...
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Ranked 13th 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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Ranked 14th 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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Ranked 15th best neighborhood in Oakland
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Ranked 16th 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...
37.8090962480357 -122.234888396814
Ranked 17th 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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Ranked 18th 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 19th 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...
37.8073573040084 -122.269763824843
Ranked 20th 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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