Leona Heights Homes For Sale
Tucked into the Oakland Hills above the Warren Freeway, and located adjacent to Montclair and Piedmont Pines is Leona Heights. Barely 1/3rd of a square mile in size, it is known for its pleasant tree lined streets, and its comfortable ranch and mid-20th century style homes. Gardens and trees are everywhere. While the streets are often hilly, the walks can be pleasant, and because of its size, neighbors are easy to know.
Leona Heights Home Listings
Long ago the area was populated by the Ohlone Indians who used this as their hunting and camping grounds. Named after the presence of mountain lions long ago, the name "Leona" means "lioness". As the demand for lumber to build Oakland and San Francisco grew in the late 19th century, this area became part of the logging industry in the Oakland hills.
Leona Heights is well located, and nearby the nearby Warren Freeway allows for a rapid and efficient commute for residents to downtown Oakland, San Francisco, Orinda, Lafayette or the rest of Contra Costa County. Shopping is close by in Montclair Village, with a large variety of choices from small boutique cheese, chocolate, and coffee shops to a more practical Safeway or Lucky store.