Grand Lake Real Estate
Two landmarks compose the core of this vibrant Oakland neighborhood. The first, and most obvious is Lake Merritt which is immediately adjacent to the intersection of the two main streets that compose the area--Lakeshore and Grand Avenues. Home to an abundance of migratory birds, Lake Merritt is a beautiful view from all the homes and apartment buildings that surround it. There is a 3.1 mile footpath around it which allows a view of joggers, strollers, rowers and sailboats. At night, a beautiful "necklace" of lights follows the entire shoreline. The necklace was originally strung up in 1925, but was dimmed during World War II,because of fears of Japanese bombers. It was reinstalled in 1985. Lake Merritt is also the largest man-made saltwater lake in the world, although it was originally an estuary.[ Read more about Grand Lake...]
Real Estate in Grand Lake
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- Francis Dolmage-heath Pacific Union International
Classic Dutch Colonial, New Kitchen And New Baths. Three Bedrooms Up And Two Fulls Baths. Main Le...
The other famous Oakland landmark that draws both visitors and showgoers is the Grand Lake Theater. Established in 1926 as a silent movie theater and vaudeville house, this beautifully restored theater still offers concerts on its "mighty Wurlitzer" every Friday and Saturday nights before the show. As a child, The Grand Lake was the place where kids were dropped off to watch their favorite Disney movie. After some remodeling , it was relauched as a multiplex with 5 different screens with first run movies.
This area is one of the most vital in Oakland. Both Lakeshore and Grand Avenues have a wonderful assortment of eating and shopping establishments which are highlighted by a very active Farmers Market. The Farmers market, adjacent to Highway 580 in Splash Pad Park is held every Saturday morning. It sells an amazing variety of fruits, flowers and other goodies, and has live entertainment to enhance the experience.
The Grand Lake Area of Oakland CA is a constantly growing and changing, but still retains the small town flavor of its original prewar stucco and bungalow homes. A walk on its winding, sometimes hilly streets gives views as varied as the architecture and wonderful Art Deco Apartment buildings.
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Listing information last updated on May 18th, 2013 at 9:30pm PDT.