One of Oakland's major landmarks is Lake Merritt.  Located in the heart of Oakland, it is the center of many water-oriented activities for area residents.  It has a boating complex where sailboats, canoes, and rowboats can be rented, and classes in boating are offered as well.  On the lakeside, the Rotary Nature Center presents visiting families with information about local birds and animals.  Right offshore are artificial islands that were created as a safe resting and refuge place for visiting and resident birds. 

Lake Merritt Listings

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492 Staten Ave 1201, OAKLAND

$1,895,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,011 Sf

MLS® # 40881540

Sheila Sabine THE GRUBB COMPANYBridge MLS Logo
Photo of Listing #40879779

1 Lakeside 907, OAKLAND

$1,288,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,096 Sf

MLS® # 40879779

Sean Mcardle CompassBridge MLS Logo
Photo of Listing #40879718

459 Stow Ave, OAKLAND

$1,280,000 - 3,000 Sf

MLS® # 40879718

Piotr Hutyra Asia Pacific GroupsBridge MLS Logo
Photo of Listing #40879662

575 Cleveland St, OAKLAND

$1,050,000 - 3,500 Sf

MLS® # 40879662

Robert Jacobus Caldecott PropertiesBridge MLS Logo
Photo of Listing #40879501

1555 Lakeside Dr 151, OAKLAND

$989,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,340 Sf

MLS® # 40879501

Photo of Listing #40882976

427 Lagunitas Ave 401, OAKLAND

$869,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,352 Sf

MLS® # 40882976

Lucy Armentrout RED OAK REALTYBridge MLS Logo
Photo of Listing #40881855

383 Staten Ave 301, OAKLAND

$799,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,696 Sf

MLS® # 40881855

Erin Chan-adams RED OAK REALTYBridge MLS Logo
Photo of Listing #40877719

1555 Lakeside Dr 20, OAKLAND

$799,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,063 Sf

MLS® # 40877719

Marty Griffith Exp Realty of California Inc.Bridge MLS Logo
Photo of Listing #40879937

322 Hanover Avenue #512, OAKLAND

$749,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,005 Sf

MLS® # 40879937

Sheila Gallagher COMPASSBridge MLS Logo

For those who prefer jogging, the lake has trails all along its entire rim-3.1 miles in total. Grassy retreats offer opportunities for family picnics. Immediately adjacent to the lake is the highly popular Grand Lake Farmers Market, which is held each Saturday.  Additionally, one of the most popular, and oldest attraction around Lake MerrittChildren's Fairyland It was built in the 1950's with the concept of attracting children to a pleasant family park with a theme of children's fairy tales. There are various representations of those tales in the theater and puppet presentations, on the carousel, and on the trolley that goes through the park.  This trolley passes structures that represent tales from "The Old Woman Who Lived In a Shoe", Alice in Wonderland, Captain Hook's Pirate Ship, and much, much more. 

For those interested in living around the lake, there is an excellent selection of gracious older homes and apartments around the edge of the lake that allows the residents to enjoy these scenic and ever-changing views. Nearby Lakeshore and Grand Lake shops and stores add more to the neighborhood ambiance for those who like to walk just a bit to shop, as does the growing Uptown area just west of the lake.  

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Listing information last updated on September 21st, 2019 at 10:31am PDT.