Considering buying real estate in Oakland’s Oakmore area? If you haven’t yet heard of Oakmore, you’re not alone. That’s because you don’t just happen to drive through Oakmore. You go there because you live there or you are visiting someone who lives there. Situated just above Dimond Park and off Leimert Street, Oakmore is one of Oakland’s best kept secrets.
Oakland’s Oakmore District has a small neighborhood center on Liemert Street just over the Bridge off Park Boulevard. This small commercial area offers a grocery store, Red Boy Pizza and a few other local businesses. Three-fourths of a mile from the popular Glenview District area and just a bit further to the Montclair Village, Oakmore is well situated to take advantage of popular spots while keeping its community quiet. Residents appreciate that both Highway 13 and the 580 are just a few minutes away, and that there’s casual carpooling on nearby Park Boulevard.
The Neighborhood Feel of Oakmore
Built in the 1920s and 1930s for people who worked in San Francisco and took the Key System- the Bay Area’s earlier version of BART- to work. Today, the tucked-away neighborhood of Oakmore remains secluded while still having access to the best of the East Bay. Many Oakmore homes have lovely views of San Francisco and downtown Oakland. Best of all, this secluded, upscale neighborhood enjoys the feeling of a quiet and peaceful community.
Home Prices in Oakmore
Homes for sale in Oakland’s Oakmore include distinctive homes built primarily in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The neighborhood was developed by Walter Liemert who was also responsible for developing Crocker Highlands. As with Crocker Highlands, Oakmore’s architecture is outstanding- and varied. You’ll find dramatic Mediterranean’s, Banded Tudors, and Normandy Styles ranging from up to five bedrooms in Upper Oakmore and two to three bedroom homes in Lower Oakmore.
The real estate and homes for sale in Oakmore tend to fall on the middle range of the local home value scale, from the low $600’s to landmark view homes up to $1.3 million.
Homes in Upper Oakmore are typically assigned to Joaquin Miller Elementary and Montara Middle schools while homes in the lower portion of Oakmore typically attend Glenview Elementary and Edna Brewer Middle schools.