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About Oakland CA Real Estate in Rockridge


Rockridge homes are a short stroll to urban shopping areas such as Market Hall and its outdoor market and boutique shops

Rockridge is a neighborhood in Oakland located near Berkeley California and the University of California Berkeley campus. It combines a residential neighborhood with a vibrant business district and has easy access to other parts of the Bay Area.

It has it own Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station and maintains an emphasis of pedestrian traffic rather than a dependence on the automobile.

Rockridge is known for its open air cafes and fine dining restaurants as well as boutiques and specialty shops.

Rockridge Real Estate — Homes in a “Pedestrian Friendly” Environment

Rockridge is a unique living environment known for its commercial as well as its residential character.

Market Hall, a multi-business and open air market, attracts shoppers from all over the area where visitors can dine, shop and enjoy the community experience.

Noted architect Julia Morgan, who plied her trade in many parts of the East Bay, designed the Presbyterian Church as well as the Rockridge Library. These arts and crafts and craftsman style buildings are similar to many of the homes found in the Rockridge district. You can also find Victorian and Mediterranean styled homes here, all blending into an eclectic and artful mix.

Rockridge homes

Rockridge homes can be an eclectic mix of styles from Craftsman homes to Mission styled stucco homes to modern designs.

College Avenue, as it runs from Berkeley to Oakland, is the center of the Rockridge shopping district but is by no means the only one.

Everything you need is just a short and enjoyable walk away in Rockridge and typifies the modern emphasis on sustainable, community oriented living.

Rockridge is a favored destination for people from other parts of the bay and tourists wishing to experience the easy, relaxed lifestyle of this charming area.

Public education is under the auspices of the Oakland Unified School District, which operates one elementary school and one middle school in Rockridge. They are:

  • Chabot Elementary School: This elementary school is noted for being at the top as far as educational performance with an active after school program in language, art, and music.
  • Claremont Middle School: Claremont has operated in the Rockridge neighborhood since just before World War I.

From the 9th grade on, Rockridge students attend Oakland Technical High School on Broadway in Oakland.

In addition, an alternative high school – Far West High School – operates on the site of the former Rockridge elementary school.

For a strong sense of community and an eco-friendly lifestyle, take a look at this upscale district of Oakland. Walk down the avenues and enjoy the tree lined streets and eclectic blend of architectural styles.

Then you will see why these Rockridge homes for sale have so many admirers.

Robert Lilley

Bob Lilley
Owner & Managing Broker

Mobile: 925.787.3209
Office: 925.932.0220
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