Golden Gate Neighborhood Homes For Sale
The Golden Gate neighborhood in Oakland was always a busy and vital neighborhood from its inception. Located east of Emeryville, and south of Berkeley, it stretches along San Pablo Avenue between 53rd Street in Oakland north to the Oakland-Berkeley border at 67th Street, and is only a few block wide on either side. It has always been a active commercial and retail area, and before 1950, boasted it had over 50 bars for visitors to the area! However, preceding that time, it was developed on a more sedate basis by Charles Klinkner, who upon building 75 homes there in 1885, along with a post office in 1887, named the area Klinknerville. That changed in 1888, when the area was renamed Golden Gate. In 1897, it was annexed to Oakland, and it has since become a truly interesting neighborhood.
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One of the neighborhood landmarks was the Golden Gate branch of the Oakland Library. A truly handsome building of 20th Century Georgian Revival Architecture, it was built in 1914 using funds from a Carnegie grant, and used for years by nearby children.
The homes are of many styles, but primarily pre-World War II stucco and bungalow style, with Spanish and Craftsman influence. Yards are well established, and gracious trees line many streets.
The neighborhood is unique in that resident merchants, artists and homeowners have created a new and lively atmosphere in the area. Joining together, they have community meetings with city officials, listen to candidates for office, sponsor monthly cleanups, offer lectures and book signings, support resident artist who hold open studios, and generally make everyone feel welcome and participatory in the events that make the area their home. Nearby Lower Rockridge and Temescal neighborhoods add more to this vital mix of art, culture and history.