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The Laurel

At the turn of the 19th century, what is now called the Laurel District was merely a handful of homesteads surrounded by vegetable gardens, lush hillsides, family dairies and grazing livestock. After the Great Earthquake of 1906, refugees from San Francisco flocked to the area, and by 1910 The Laurel (named for the area's first school) boasted sidewalks and streetlights. By 1920, the Key Route Rail-car system connected the area to downtown and established Hopkins Street (now MacArthur Blvd.) as a bustling thoroughfare.

As Oakland's industries grew, so did the need for housing, and spectacular incentives were offered to stimulate home building. The district continued to grow through the Depression, and by the time the country was at war there were two new movie theatres, Laurel and The Hopkins, where locals could see the latest news reels. While the businesses and organizations operating within its walls have changed over the years, the facade of the Laurel Theatre building (3814 MacArthur) is still recognizable today.

The post-war period brought another housing boom to the Laurel, and area businesses flourished. Many of the storefronts lining MacArthur Blvd. were built in the 40s and 50s, evidenced by their simple lines and lack of architectural embellishments.

Today, the Laurel is a bright neighborhood with a vibrant and diverse population. A mini-melting pot, the people of the Laurel are proud to be a part of this distinct section of Oakland, confirmed by all the warm greetings found at the small local farmer's market, the original Farmer Joe's with a larger store in the adjacent Dimond district, and in the wide range of inexpensive ethnic restaurants along MacArthur Boulevard.


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The Laurel Real Estate

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3456 MAPLE AVE, OAKLAND
2 bed | 2 bath | 1,103 sqft (apx)
$499,000
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3036 CALIFORNIA ST, OAKLAND
3 bed | 2 bath | 1,247 sqft (apx)
$769,000
Pending
 

3038 FLORIDA ST, OAKLAND
3 bed | 1 bath | 1,702 sqft (apx)
$749,950
Active
 

3041 ARIZONA ST, OAKLAND
2 bed | 1 bath | 936 sqft (apx)
$499,000
Active
 

4909 DAVENPORT AVE, OAKLAND
3 bed | 1 bath | 1,610 sqft (apx)
$599,000
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3030 DELAWARE, OAKLAND
3 bed | 2 bath | 1,179 sqft (apx)
$649,000
Active
 

4044 PATTERSON AVE, OAKLAND
3 bed | 1 bath | 1,184 sqft (apx)
$649,000
Active
 

3272 DAKOTA STREET, OAKLAND
3 bed | 2 bath | 2,800 sqft (apx)
$899,000
Active
 

2836 MONTANA AVENUE, OAKLAND
2 bed | 2 bath | 1,071 sqft (apx)
$675,000
Active
 

3719B MAYBELLE AVE, OAKLAND
2 bed | 2 bath | 1,166 sqft (apx)
$545,000
Active
 

3617 MAYBELLE AVE, OAKLAND
2 bed | 1 bath | 704 sqft (apx)
$399,950
Active
 

4177 REDDING ST, OAKLAND
2 bed | 1 bath | 965 sqft (apx)
$499,000
Active
 

3950 NORTON AVENUE, OAKLAND
2 bed | 2 bath | 1,137 sqft (apx)
$699,000
Pending
 

2917 MACARTHUR BLVD, 1C, OAKLAND
2 bed | 1 bath | 1,088 sqft (apx)
$399,000
Active
 

3716 HARBOR VIEW AVE, OAKLAND
4 bed | 2 bath | 1,655 sqft (apx)
$849,000
Pending
 

3479 LOMA VISTA AVE, OAKLAND
2 bed | 1 bath | 876 sqft (apx)
$427,500
Pending
 

4600 STEELE ST, OAKLAND
4 bed | 2 bath | 1,478 sqft (apx)
$649,000
Pending
 

3837 39TH AVE, OAKLAND
4 bed | 2 bath | 1,844 sqft (apx)
$699,000
Pending
 

4600 STEELE STREET, OAKLAND
4 bed | 2 bath | 1,478 sqft (apx)
$649,000
Pending
 

4227 MASTERSON ST, OAKLAND
2 bed | 2 bath | 1,218 sqft (apx)
$449,900
Pending
 

3718 LILY STREET, OAKLAND
2 bed | 1 bath | 1,002 sqft (apx)
$588,000
Active
 

2901 MACARTHUR BLVD, 206, OAKLAND
2 bed | 1 bath | 763 sqft (apx)
$299,900
Pending
 

3344 FLORIDA ST, OAKLAND
3 bed | 1 bath | 1,188 sqft (apx)
$649,000
Pending
 

3851 35TH AVE, OAKLAND
3 bed | 2 bath | 1,232 sqft (apx)
$698,000
Active
 

3531 LAUREL AVE, OAKLAND
2 bed | 1 bath | 975 sqft (apx)
$499,000
Pending
 

4844 DAISY ST, A, OAKLAND
1 bed | 1 bath | 556 sqft (apx)
$300,000
Active
 

3404 DELAWARE STREET, OAKLAND
$598,000
Pending
 

3795 39TH, OAKLAND
$950,000
Pending
 

3825 HIGH STREET, 207, OAKLAND
2 bed | 2 bath | 999 sqft (apx)
$449,000
Active
 

0 FAIR AVE, OAKLAND
$150,000
Active
 

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