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Sunday, July 27th, 2014 at 12:23pm. 46 Views, 0 Comments.
Actually, the question should be "Why not choose Oakland?". As a city, it's central location on the coast makes an ideal departure site for nearby San Francisco or busy San Jose. It is short distance from scenic coastal towns like Monterey or Mendocino, or the nearby wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties.
Looking for your own personal scenic views?
The hills above Oakland gives you a panoramic view in every direction. Enjoy water sports? The Oakland estuary offers everything from small kayaks to sailboat racing on weeknights, to the bright white Coast Guard cutters making ready for long offshore trips.
Enjoy mountain views? The Claremont and Montclair neighborhoods have streets lined with ecalyptus, pine, manzanita and fir trees, causing you
Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 9:19am. 131 Views, 0 Comments.
The city of Oakland has more than 100 neighborhoods--some are quite big, and some are surprisingly small. Each is unique in character, history and home design. In some areas, there will be homes that are entirely single family ranch, while in others, they are super modern, and sit atop a high hill with unfettered views of San Francisco. Some neighborhoods offer a rich cultural history, and others brag about their very unique shops, stores and restaurants.
To get you started on your search for a home or condominium, I have created a list of some neighborhoods that may interest you. While there are more, of course, this should give you a strong sense of your many choices. DISCOVER OAKLAND NEIGHBORHOODS & HOMES…
Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 11:39am. 148 Views, 0 Comments.
Both the Oakland Zoo and The Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate have scheduled special events for Dad this weekend. The Oakland Zoo has set aside the day to encourage family fun by declaring this Sunday,"Father's Day at the Zoo". Dad will be allowed a free train ride through the zoo, and together the family can move through the site that houses more than 660 native and exotic animals, a wildlife theater, an African Savannah and Tropical Rain Forrest area, food, rides, and of course, the popular Children's Zoo, which is a favorite for everyone. Make plans to attend this Sunday, June 15th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.. The zoo is located off Highway 580 at 9777 Golf Links Road. Here is a map of the zoo to help you plan your many activities…
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 8:46am. 198 Views, 0 Comments.
Redwood Heights is a beautifully located neighborhood with a pleasant variety of architectural styles and designs among its homes. Originally begun in the 1920's, the styles include Tudor, Mediterranean, Spanish Stucco, and Mid-Century Modern properties. It is just moments from very busy Montclair shopping district, a short trip to downtown Oakland, and sits just moments from historic Joaquin Miller Park. Jogging, walking and hiking are available on trails in the hills above, and the Redwood Heights Recreation Center offers classes and fun for children through seniors. Many homes have views of San Francisco and downtown Oakland.
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Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 12:19pm. 324 Views, 0 Comments.
This handsome Mediterranean style home has been completely remodelled, and is designed for gracious entertaining inside or out. If you are looking for a spacious family home, take a moment to consider this 3500+ square foot showplace. It is located on Haddon Hill in Oakland, moments from the very popular Lake Merritt/Grand Lake shopping and dining activities. Plan to stroll along among the shops, jog or ride around the lake, or take accessible freeways to anywhere in the Bay area. It is a must see among current, available Oakland homes.
From the moment you enter, the bright and welcoming rooms flow gracefully one to the other until you reach the center of the home with its stunning upgraded kitchen and family room.
Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 3:24pm. 253 Views, 0 Comments.
Montclair Community Park and the walkways along Moraga Avenue are going to be well attended to this Sunday, January 19th, when Montclair residents and their friends will be joining together to make the park as attractive as possible in a special one day event. The plan will be to clean and clear overgrowth of plants and trees, remove debris and trash from the area, and generally promote the pleasant parklike atmosphere of the area.
Beginning at 9:00 a.m at 6300 Moraga Avenue, this is promoted as a community wide event, and refreshments will be provided by local merchants like Crogan's Montclair, Crown Wines and Spirits, Starbucks, Colonial Donuts, and many more.
Participants are asked to bring gloves and pruning tools or shears, and an…
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at 5:45am. 181 Views, 0 Comments.
You are searching for just the right Montclair home, and have already looked at a lot of houses. Perhaps you are getting discouraged. What you want, you may not be able to afford, or it might not be roomy enough. To search effectively, it is time to take a break from the many good and bad choices that you may be making, and begin to focus. Here are some tips to help:
1.DETERMINE THE "MUST HAVE" ELEMENTS FOR YOUR FUTURE HOME--This may take some time, because there may be a lot of these to start with. But, with some serious consideration, a list will develop that isolates these items for you. It may start with a special school district-a real "must have", or it may be a minimum of 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, or a larger backyard. Whatever the…
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 at 1:53pm. 467 Views, 0 Comments.
As every Oakland resident knows, each Holiday season marks the lighting of the Christmas lights at the Oakland Mormon Temple, which is located high atop a prominent hill above the city. This is an annual event that many wait for as a signal to start the beginning of the Christmas festivities. This wonderful spectacle of celebratory lights is visible from much of the San Francisco Bay area. Parking around the temple allows spectacular views of San Francisco and Oakland below, as well.
Arriving at the entrance, visitors are greeted with a a flowing creek that works up towards the temple, and runs between fountains splashing water. The creek is surrounded on each side by lush gardens and tall palm trees. These are highlighted with plentiful and…
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at 4:20pm. 227 Views, 0 Comments.
Whether home buyers are brand new, or old timers, certain basic procedures apply when preparing to buy a home. Most of these are undertaken in conjunction with a real estate agent who can assist you in meeting your final home purchasing goals. As an experienced agent, it is my goal to help you move forward in the most efficient way possible to obtain your new Montclair home. Actually, that is the first step that should be taken--find an experienced, well informed agent to guide you along your path. His or her experience in isolating your needs, finding your home, and negotiating its purchase should be your number one goal.
Here are some additional things to consider when preparing to buy a home:
1. Know Your Finances- Take the time…
Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 11:32am. 202 Views, 0 Comments.
Oakland's Montclair Village homeowners and neighbors have two special events to choose from this weekend. The first is an opportunity to help in turning the Montclair Library grounds into a beautiful spot to visit. This Saturday, November 16th, (and again on November 23rd),volunteers are encouraged to attend Community Gardening Days for Montclair Library. The goal is to turn the present backyard of the library into a very special garden--one with low water use, bird and butterfly friendly plants, and featuring native plants. Volunteers are encouraged to bring labor, tools, benches, birdhouse, plants, etc. and join others from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on both Saturdays. If you don't know what to bring, there is a list available for your reference.…