The close-knit community of Glenview is one of the treasures of the East Bay and has been one of Oakland's most popular neighborhoods for decades. On its long list of assets are old fashioned mom and pop shops, grassy parks, tree-lined streets, colorful bungalows, open-minded neighbors, a strong sense of community, and convenient freeway access.
The homes of Glenview's real estate are modestly sized but charming Craftsman and California bungalows built during the 1920s. Many of these homes have been lovingly restored and feature updated kitchens and baths, while others are waiting for you to bring your own decorating flair. Typical features found in these homes are formal dining rooms with built-ins, living rooms with tiled fireplaces, polished oak and fir floors, redwood decks, brick patios, and flowering gardens.
Glenview's main street, Park Boulevard, contains a small but charming commercial district where a Saturday afternoon of errands may include catching up on neighborhood news with the local dry cleaner and chatting with neighbors at Blackberry Bistro before heading over to Dimond Park for a barbecue or swim at the public pool. Current dining options include Rumbo al Sur, Sushi Park, Banana Blossom, Pastino's and Bellanico.