Rockridge/Upper Rockridge/Temescal
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Rockridge and Temescal are two of the most desirable neighborhoods in Oakland. As such, both areas have very low inventory, with homes typically selling in 15 to 18 days for anywhere from 20% to 60% above the city's median sale price.


With popular restaurants, cafes, and boutiques, plus public transportation, freeway access, and major amenities like libraries, post offices, parks, farmers' markets, and grocery stores, Rockridge and Temescal are excellent neighborhoods for enjoying a car-free lifestyle.

You'll Love

Beautiful tree-lined residential streets in close proximity to College and Telegraph avenues -- the main thoroughfares of Rockridge and Temescal, respectively -- which connect you to ample dining and shopping options and an easy commute to UC Berkeley, downtown Berkeley and Oakland, San Francisco, and beyond.

Perfect For

A car-free lifestyle! Whether you're commuting to downtown Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, or Silicon Valley, you'll find this location the perfect place to call home. And there's no shortage of dining, shopping, and other activities to keep you occupied.

Around the Area

Rockridge is what many consider to be the ideal Oakland neighborhood. With its attractive Craftsman homes, proximity to public transportation, and thriving shopping district, this area attracts those who want to be close to it all. College Avenue is the hub of activity, with cafes, bars, restaurants, bookstores, grocery stores, clothing boutiques, and gourmet food shops galore. Find Chicago-style deep-dish pizza at perpetually crowded Zachary’s, as well as enough coffee shops to keep you buzzing all day. The gourmet food mecca Market Hall has everything you need for an exquisite meal at home. Rockridge is the perfect neighborhood for an urban, car-free lifestyle with the laid-back vibe of a suburb.

Adjacent to Rockridge, Temescal has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years, attracting trendy new bars, breweries, boutiques, and restaurants. Bakesale Betty draws lines down the block for its famous fried chicken sandwich. You can also find art galleries, rehearsal spaces, and local art cooperative. Temescal is easily accessible by public transportation via Telegraph Avenue, a long thoroughfare that connects UC Berkeley and downtown Oakland.

Toward the hills, Upper Rockridge offers winding streets, sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, and impressive houses in an array of architectural styles. Much of this area burned in the Oakland Hills firestorm of 1991, which led to an overall facelift of the neighborhood. Wooded lots were replaced with grander, more modern homes, but traditional architectural styles such as slate gabled Tudors, sprawling Mediterraneans and Craftsmans still exist. The area is flanked by the Claremont Country Club to the northwest and Lake Temescal to the north, offering ample weekend activities. College Avenue’s restaurants and shops are a mere half-mile from most addresses. Upper Rockridge is also home to one of Oakland’s finest K-8 elementary schools, Hillcrest, which plays an important role in maintaining the high value of this neighborhood's extraordinary real estate.


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