Considering buying real estate in the Glenview District? A short distance from both the Montclair Village and the Lakeshore Business District, Glenview has its own small- but renowned- shopping street. In fact, Glenview has become a must-visit destination for Bay Area foodies. Thanks to the presence of three great restaurants in one residential block, in recent years, Diablo Magazine named Glenview “Oakland’s Gourmet Ghetto”. The Blackberry Bistro was the first, then Bellanico, and now Rumba Al Sur has opened to standing-room crowds.
This charming neighborhood lies above Highway 580 and extends halfway up Park Blvd. Highly desirable for its infusion of shops, dining, coffee houses as well as its close proximity to both 580 and Highway 13, Glenview is popular with empty nesters and young residents alike. Nestled between Crocker Highlands, Piedmont, and Oakmore, Glenview is just minutes from BART and lies approximately 10 miles from downtown San Francisco.
The Neighborhood Feel of Glenview
Being so close to several local farmers’ markets has given Glenview a great sense of community and pride of place. You’ll see this in action through Glenview’s cohesive neighborhood association and its annual block parties. Living in Glenview means that in addition to having easy access to a vibrant business district, you’ll soon have any number of favorite hiking trails in Diamond Canyon trail. This picturesque and homey neighborhood is dotted with several churches and a synagogue. Homes in Glenview are typically assigned to Glenview Elementary School and Edna Brewer schools.
Glenview residents tend to be a diverse group, spanning all categories. You’ll find active couples, young families as well as San Francisco transplants looking for homes with a yard as well as a “walk to” lifestyle aspect. People also ‘downsize’ to Glenview, coming here from other, more expensive neighborhoods. Residents enjoy experiencing Glenview’s culinary neighborhood without having to pay Rockridge real estate prices.
Home Prices in Glenview
Homes for sale in Glenview consist of charming, mostly smaller, two and three bedroom homes, built in the 1920’s and 1930’s in the Craftsman, Mediterranean, and California Bungalow styles. You’ll also come across the occasional Grand Craftsman with preserved details and sprawling gardens set on large lots. In Glenview, home prices range from $600’s to $1 million.