It’s no wonder that Upper Rockridge is one of Oakland’s most desirable neighborhoods. It offers winding streets, sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay and impressive houses in an array of architectural styles.
Nestled between Rockridge’s Broadway, Highway 13 and the Montclair district, Upper Rockridge offers close proximity to highways, BART and some of Oakland’s finest shopping and restaurants.Much of this area burned in the Oakland Hills firestorm of 1991, which led to an overall facelift for the neighborhood. The larger wooded lots were replaced with grander homes staggering the hillside to compete for the coveted Bay Bridge and Campanile views. Most of the homes were constructed in the last two decades, but still boast the traditional architectural styles admired by Bay Area residents: slate gabled tutors, sprawling Mediterraneans and Craftsmans.
The beauty of the area is flanked by the Claremont Country Club to the northwest and Lake Temescal to the north, offering ample weekend activities within walking distance to Upper Rockridge residents. College Avenue’s restaurants and shops are a mere half-mile from most addresses. It is also home to one of Oakland’s finest K-8 elementary schools, Hillcrest, which plays an important factor in maintaining the value of Upper Rockridge's extraordinary real estate.