Grand Lake

Grand Lake

Oakland, California Homes for Sale

About Grand Lake

The Grand Lake neighborhood is a diverse, cultural hub in Oakland. Situated along Lake Merritt, the neighborhood offers stunning views of the lake, a waterfront path, and a series of walking trails through the park. It is a fairly residential area, with many of the dining and entertainment options concentrated in the southwest corner of the neighborhood, near the water. The neighborhood holds widespread appeal and you'll find families, professionals, students, and musicians all living in the area. Over the past 30 years, the area has seen a major transformation due to its proximity to San Francisco. The neighborhood is conveniently located close to mass public transportation which makes it easy to commute via train or bus, and access to bridges and ferries make it easy to travel by car.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $369,000 to $4,499,000

Closed Prices: $285,000 to $5,495,000

Median Sale Price: $702,500

Average $ per sq ft: $618

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $644, $226 to $1426/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1905 to 2019

Sq. Ft.: 465 to 13598 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 8 Bathrooms

Around Grand Lake

Grand Lake is the fortunate recipient of a major 30-year rehabilitation project that has provided more housing choices, and as a result, the area has seen an increase in property values. Students and professionals live in rental apartment buildings, rehabbed Victorians, and stand-alone residences. Families who buy a home can choose from new or rehabbed single-family homes. The neighborhood also has plenty of relatively new condominiums.

This upscale neighborhood offers a great culinary scene. You can find a concentration of bakeries, breakfast, or brunch restaurants along Lakeshore Avenue or Grand Avenue. Start your morning off right with fresh baked bread, homestyle breakfast platters, hearty sandwiches, and delicious coffee. The dining scene in Grand Lake is bustling with folks from all over enjoying a variety of cuisines such as traditional American, Italian, seafood, Pan Asian, and Mediterranean.

Grand Lake is a bustling neighborhood with people coming and going in every direction. Walking through the neighborhood, you'll see classic hamburger stands around the Lake Park area where people are grabbing a bite-on-the-go. You'll also see a lot of tree-lined streets and boulevards that give the area a serene and residential vibe. Stroll by the historic Grand Lake Theater, which is on the corner of Grand Avenue. It was built in 1926 and retains its art-deco origins and is popular for displaying its progressive political marquee messages.

Locals and visitors have plenty to do on a Friday night in Grand Lake. Begin your evening at one of the delicious restaurants along Grand Avenue and then head out for a movie at the fabulous Grand Lake Theater. On Friday and Saturday nights, there is an organ recital before the movie on the original Wurlitzer organ that was installed when the theater was first built. The theater is a consistent winner of Best Movie Theater in the San Francisco Bay Area. Top your evening off with drinks and music at one of the many bars along Grand Avenue or Lake Park Avenue. You may even stumble upon one of the few piano bars in the area that offers great music and a lively crowd.

A perfect Sunday may include breakfast at one of the many savory restaurants that serve a hearty weekend brunch. Kids will love going to Children's Fairyland, an amusement park on Bellevue Avenue. Finish the day with a leisurely stroll around the lakefront for breathtaking views of the area.

Locals Love

  • Restaurant options
  • Merritt Lake
  • Great shopping

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic

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