Oakland, California Homes for Sale

About Temescal

One of the oldest neighborhoods in Oakland, Temescal was known as "Little Italy" in the 1870s but has retained a decidedly bohemian attitude over the years. Named after the Native American Nahuatl word for "sweat lodge," the former site of the world's largest cannery is definitely trendy, fun, and popular among neighborhood in the Bay Area.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $349,000 to $1,995,000

Closed Prices: $1,000 to $5,750,000

Median Sale Price: $1,187,500

Average $ per sq ft: $665

Association Fee Ranges: $0, $190 to $680/mo

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

Age: 1890 to 2013

Sq. Ft.: 450 to 10467 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 8 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 4 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 1 acres

Around Temescal

Temescal offers a variety of housing and architectural styles from pre-war duplexes and Victorian homes to bungalows and condominiums. If you are a foodie or a student attending UC Berkeley, you'll want to consider living near the Telegraph Avenue area, as it features a wide selection of eateries and public transit options that can get you close to the UC Berkeley campus.

Temescal is home to a diverse selection of dining options. Sample a variety of ethnic cuisine at the Sunday farmers market, where you can immerse your taste buds in Italian, Mexican, Korean and Ethiopian offerings. Serious foodies will want to satiate their palate by visiting the annual Taste of Temescal Culinary Crawl. Telegraph and Shattuck storefronts also offer casual bites like doughnuts, bagels, and pizza. The Telegraph area also features a wide selection of eateries, many of which are up-and-coming restaurants managed by well-known chefs such as Chef Charlie Hallowell and Chef Preeti Mistry.

Temescal is a walkable and bike accessible neighborhood where you'll see people on the move day and night. Due to the neighborhood's large art community and vibrant nightlife, you'll always find something to do. You'll see college students on their way to class, locals checking out the many artisan shops and trendy eateries, and families walking their dog at the park or stocking up on fresh produce at the farmers market.

There are endless nightspots, events, and late-night dining offerings throughout the neighborhood, but if Asian food sounds appetizing, head over to Kimchee Row, where you'll find a variety of restaurants offering everything from bibimbap to banchan. If you only get out once a month, make sure it's for Temescal First Friday, which happens on the first Friday of every month. This special event features local cafes, bars, galleries, and shops offering their best food, art, products, and music along Telegraph Avenue, Alley 49, and Temescal Alley.

Sundays in Temescal are made for spending time at the local farmers market. It features fresh, local, organic produce as well as artisan items such as jams, olives, nuts, sauces, and plants. If you're hungry, you can pick up some Thai food or tamales and enjoy them at the community park nearby.

Locals Love

  • Endless dining options
  • Proximity to bus lines
  • Very bicycle-friendly

Locals Don't Love

  • Difficulty finding street parking
  • Garages are rare and driveways are shallow
  • Unkempt landscaping

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