LIVING IN OAKMORE
An insider’s view on living
Zip code » 94602
Best thing about living in Oakmore is » Beautiful homes!
Biggest challenge » Choosing among the gorgeous homes with phenomenal views. (That’s where TwinHill can help. We are California real estate experts that can figure out the best match for you and your needs.)
What new neighbors moving into the area should know » This is a close knit community of about 4,000 that makes it possible to actually get to know your neighbors – something that doesn’t happen very often in the Bay Area with a total population of around 7 million!
TwinHill’s favorite spot in or around Oakmore » The Leimart Bridge in Dimond Park that connects Oakmore and Crocker Highlands. (You’ll also probably do a lot of your shopping at Rocky’s Market located right there.)
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Oakmore is a peaceful residential neighborhood that spans from highway 580 on the west, to the top of the Oakland Hills to the east between Piedmont and Montclair. In the east, Upper Oakmore (or sometimes called Oakmore Highlands) is one of the most upscale and distinctive sections of the Oakland Hills, and the entire East Bay.
Oakmore is known for its stunning, diverse architecture. You will find some of the finest Craftsman, Ranch, Bungalow, Mission Tudor, Normandy and even Mediterranean properties here. In Upper Oakmore there are also modern and post-modern luxury estates. The homes in Oakmore’s hills start at $1M and are typically around 5 bedrooms, often spanning across the woods in the hillsides and a few atop the summits. As you can imagine, residents in Upper Oakmore have the most breathtaking views in the entire Bay Area. Many Oakmore homes offer views of San Francisco, Mount Tamalpais and the Bay.
Lower Oakmore, to the west, is also a great choice for families and others that like a relaxed, safe and quiet environment while still being in close proximity to all that the Bay Area has to offer. In this part of Oakmore, you can find homes starting around $500K with an average of 2-3 bedrooms.
For even more serenity, Oakmore shares an expansive woody space, Dimond Canyon Park, with Crocker Highlands and the park has excellent trails for hiking and mountain biking. The neighborhood is a tight knit, proud community.
The Oakmore Homes Association, established in 1926, is one of the oldest in the Bay Area. The members are very organized and actively work to improve and increase the real estate value in the neighborhood.
Location & Commute
Getting around in Oakmore by car is your best option, but there is actually very little traffic in the neighborhood itself. Oakmore is conveniently situated between two of the newer and less congested highways in the East Bay. Highway 580 provides the western border for Oakmore and easy access to all of the Bay Area including Oakland, San Francisco, the North Bay, and Silicon Valley. Highway 13 lies just to the east, with Piedmont and Montclair directly on the other side. This smaller highway connects Oakmore with the rest of the East Bay to the north as well as to all other major highways.
Schools in Oakmore
Oakmore is located in Oakland and is a part of the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). There are many public, private and charter schools in Oakland and cities surrounding Oakland. The public schools in Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) can be somewhat complicated to navigate, which is why it is important to discuss your different options with TwinHill when selecting a neighborhood to purchase a home. In OUSD priority is generally given to students who live within the neighborhood boundary for the school, and top priority also goes to siblings of current students. Visit the OUSD Map to view the neighborhood schools for Oakmore. Public schools that are popular in OUSD may be competitive for students from other neighborhoods to attend.
Homes in Upper Oakmore are typically assigned to Joaquin Miller Elementary and Montera Middle school while homes in the lower portion of Oakmore usually attend Glenview Elementary and Edna Brewer Middle schools. Skyline High School is the public high school in Oakmore’s district.
Many people in Oakmore may choose to send their children to a charter or private school starting in middle school. Here is a link to charter schools in Oakland. There are many private schools in the area; here is a comprehensive list of private schools in the area.