Pill Hill Homes For Sale
Considering it's realtively small size, Oakland's Pill Hill Neighborhood is full of historic buildings and interesting stories, mostly revolving around education, medicine and religion. Located on a slowly rising hill about Broadway, it was originally the home of The Pacific Female College and St. Mary's College. Just before 1900, a very remarkable Gothic Revival Church was built on Telegraph Avenue. Dedicated in 1893, St.Augustine's Episcopal Church, now one of the oldest Episcopal churches in continuous operation in Oakland, still serves it's congregation. And, on the Broadway side of the hill, just a bit later was built Temple Sinai, which is the oldest Jewish congregation in Oakland. At the turn of the previous century, the beginning of the very modern Summit Campus of the Alta Base Medical Center began as the Samuel Merritt Hospital.
Pill Hill Homes
Pill Hill Homes
This truly outstanding hospital, plus the wide array of pharmacies, doctor's offices, dentist's, medical supplies and support facilities still remain there to give the term "Pill Hill" it's past, and current legitimacy.
As a neighborhood, it is ideally located for those who want to be in the center of everything in and around Oakland. For those working in the many offices downtown, and around Lake Merritt, this is a perfect base. Highway 580 is the neighborhood's northern boundary, and can take residents north to San Francisco, south to San Leandro, Castro Valley and Pleasanton, or east to the busy suburbs of Orinda, Lafayette and Contra Costa County. Nearby Piedmont Avenue and Mosswood neigborhoods offer family activities, pleasant shops and restaurants.
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Listing information last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 2:45am PDT.