North Oakland

North Oakland

Oakland, California Homes for Sale

About North Oakland

Situated just below South Berkeley and east of Emeryville, North Oakland is loved by locals for its close proximity to UC Berkeley, downtown Oakland, and San Francisco. Several of North Oakland's increasingly popular neighborhoods offer still-reasonable housing prices and quality schools, especially in Bushrod to the east, Paradise Park and Golden Gate to the west, and Longfellow to the south. Historic architecture, plentiful bike lanes, a lively arts scene, and mountain views make North Oakland a desirable location without typical Bay Area price tags.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $399,000 to $1,995,990

Closed Prices: $397,400 to $2,400,000

Median Sale Price: $1,032,500

Average $ per sq ft: $689

Association Fee Ranges: $100 to $798/mo, $0 to $440

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

Age: 1890 to 2023

Sq. Ft.: 1 to 10884 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 9 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 7 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 1 acres

Around North Oakland

North Oakland offers a variety of 1930s Victorian, Edwardian, Craftsman, Bungalow-style row houses as well as condos. The housing in North Oakland ranges from high-end new developments to charming older homes. For the artistically inclined, the Paradise Park area attracts a colorful, eclectic community of residents, primarily artists, hipsters and students who appreciate the bicycle-friendly Berkeley vibe, but not the higher Berkeley prices. Families will enjoy the Bushrod area with its basketball and tennis courts, soccer and football fields, and parks that welcome dogs.

For fanatic foodies who prefer patronizing one-of-a-kind, locally-owned eateries, the length of San Pablo Avenue running along the west edge of Paradise Park is home to a palate-pleasing array of dining venues from high-end to hip, offering everything from vegan to comfort food. In the Bushrod area, head over to the Telegraph Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard area for a variety of down-home delis, coffee shops, and restaurants tucked in between the various Berkeley-inspired eclectic shops and pawn stores.

Lots of food and art. North Oakland residents love the arts and farmers markets. Longfellow is home to several farmers markets offering artisanal foods and fresh produce, including Saturday favorites Phat Beets Farmers Market and the neighboring North Oakland Farmers Market. On Tuesdays, you'll see locals heading from the Ashby BART Station to browse the organic fruits and vegetables at the Berkeley Tuesday Farmers Market. The vital art scene is apparent in the many outdoor murals sponsored by the Community Rejuvenation Project and the endless art galleries and events held throughout North Oakland.

East Bay locals have an endless variety of diverse nightlife options nearby, including dive joints on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and high-end, five-star jazz clubs just a few minutes away at the Jack London Square. Many eateries and bars offer vegan and vegetarian fare, and some even welcome dogs to share the evening socializing.

Take the family, including the dog, to one of North Oakland's many parks for outdoor activities. The Temescal Creek Park near Longfellow has a basketball court, playground, and a safe, fenced-in area for Fido to meet and greet fellow canines. Students enjoy playing a pickup game at Bushrod Park's basketball courts, tossing a Frisbee around the huge field, weekend tennis matches, and hanging out with fellow fitness buffs.

Locals Love

  • The 55th Street Garden
  • Easy to find, cheap parking
  • Bike friendly

Locals Don't Love

  • Rising home prices
  • Higher gas prices

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