7.0 out of 10

Skyline / Hillcrest Estates

37.795897295598 -122.15791143584
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers


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

"Tom Hank's High School"

One of the Oakland area’s most famous sons is from this area. Tom Hanks attended Skyline High School where he first became involved in drama. The upscale neighborhood, overlooking the bay (and both Merritt and Mills College) is nestled along Skyline Blvd. The high school is there as well. You might expect the school to receive really good scores from locals, and for the most part it does. The school has a great offering of extra curricular activities and AP Classes but, from the judgment of students and parents, there seems to be a bit of malaise about the school. Students often ditch classes and teachers seem uninspired (at least if anecdotal evidence holds true). Of course, this may all just be spoiled rich people complaining about the bounty they enjoy. Skyline High School is definitely not the kind of gang-plagued sister school at the lower elevations.

Along Skyline Blvd. at this elevation, you will find churches and the Hebrew Dayschool.

There are not very many homes here, but those that there are, tend to be newer and have great views of the bay. Overall, this is a great place to live if you like being up in the fog coated hills at the crest of Oakland Hills.

There is not much else to this neighborhood.
  • Nice Homes
  • Very Leafy
  • Great Views
  • No Night Life
  • Wild Fires and Erosion
  • Ifffy High School
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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