An insider’s view on living

Zip code » 94610

Best thing about living in Trestle Glen is » Being so close to everything, yet still in a gorgeous neighborhood. There are few city neighborhoods like it in the world. And Trestle Glen is pretty flat – another rarity in the Bay Area and something that makes it incredibly easy to walk or bike places.

Biggest challenge » There aren’t many – but maybe having to consider sending children to a charter or public school by high school.

What new neighbors moving into the area should know » You will probably start trying to convince everyone you know to move here (but be careful not to because soon the secret will be out and home prices will be as high as neighboring Piedmont)! At the moment this neighborhood still feels like a bit of a hidden gem in Oakland real estate.

TwinHill’s favorite spot in or around Trestle Glen » Shakewell on Lakeshore! Excellent Mediterranean food in a beautiful setting.

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The tree lined, curvy streets with perfectly manicured homes and gardens add to the utter charm of Oakland’s Trestle Glen neighborhood. Don’t get the wrong idea, though, this idyllic East Bay community is about as far from your cookie cutter as it gets. The streets are not grid-like at all, and there is a diverse range of architectural styles and time periods. Building really took off here in the 20s and 30s when famous architects like Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck chose this perfect location to show off their work. As a result, you will find examples of Oakland real estate at its finest – a beautiful assortment of Craftsman, Prairie and Neo-Mediterranean style homes. Compared to the bordering neighborhood of Crocker Highlands you will find some slightly smaller houses mixed into Trestle Glen. Many Trestle Glen homeowners belong to the Lakeshore Homes Association, the second oldest homeowners association west of the Mississippi. Residents of Trestle Glen love the neighborhood and take a lot of pride (rightfully so!) to be living in this wonderful neighborhood that perfectly combines all of the good of both urban and suburban.

Trestle Glen neighbors the popular Lakeshore and Grand Lake neighborhoods, which have bustling nightlife, restaurants and cultural activities happening near Lake Merritt all year round. The area is now a hotspot for specialty shops, unique restaurants, and entertainment. Glenview also flanks Trestle Glen and is a quiet oasis that has a few culinary gems like Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar, or neighborhood favorite Marzano. Although Trestle Glen is quiet and quaint, civilization is within reach for those who want it!

Location & Commute

Trestle Glen isn’t just a pretty neighborhood; its location and proximity to amenities couldn’t be closer (and still be a neighborhood). Residents in Trestle Glen are fortunate to be able to get most anywhere with or without a car. Trestle Glen is just east of popular Lakeshore and Grand Lake neighborhoods. To the west of Trestle Glen is Windsor Avenue. Highway 580 provides a nice southern border for the neighborhood. (And 580 is much faster and less congested than 880!) Not far to the north is highway 980 that connects residents to 880 from 580, providing quick access to the Bay Bridge and neighboring San Francisco.

Schools in Trestle Glen

Trestle Glen is part of 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 Trestle Glen. Public schools that are popular in OUSD may be competitive for students from other neighborhoods to attend.

There are two k-5 public elementary schools in Trestle Glen, both with an excellent reputation. Trestle Glen residents are proud to have their children attend either Cleveland or Crocker Highlands Elementary Schools. While Edna Brewer Middle School is still a great option for grades 6-8, many parents transition their children to a charter or private school during middle school. Oakland High school is the public school high school option.

There are many private schools in the area, and two that are conveniently located to Trestle Glen. Nearby private k-8 Bentley School has an impeccable reputation for academic rigor and students who excel. They also have a high school program that is in nearby Lafayette. Head-Royce School is another admired k-12 private school which is a quick commute from Trestle Glen. It is diverse, has excellent academics, and a student-faculty ratio of 8:1.