Popular with young families and stable, long-term property owners, Oakland
's scenic neighborhood of Redwood Heights brings together the best aspects of a suburban bedroom community with the convenience and variety of a major metropolitan area.
Redwood Heights emanates a strong sense of community and family. Many families move in and stay for generations, lending to little neighborhood traditions like popping into Hunan Yuan
for an occasional dinner, purchasing hand-crafted gifts from Pot-Pourri
and taking in Lincoln Square
, which has remained relatively unchanged for the past 25 years. Another anchor is the Redwood Heights Elementary School
, a top-performing school that has been educating the area's youth since 1949.
Redwood Heights real estate
consists of small but stylish 2-3 bedroom residences distinguished by their diverse architectural appeal. While the styles vary from contemporary to classic, the one feature many of the homes share is stunning day and nighttime views of the sparkling San Francisco Bay.
The community loves the Redwood Heights Recreation Center
because it offers a great range of programs for tots, teens, and kids in-between, including gymnastics, guitar, karate, ballet, beading and cake decorating. Classes for adults include aerobics, ballet stretch, Tai Chi, yoga, karate, folk dance, and music. Avenue Terrace (AKA Jordan) Park is another popular recreation spot that offers swings, basketball hoops and a play structure.
Bordered by Highway 13 and Interstate 580, just above Mills College
and the Laurel District
, home to Holy Names University
, Redwood Heights is central to the best of the Bay Area.