LIVING IN UPPER ROCKRIDGE
An insider’s view on living
in UPPER ROCKRIDGE
Zip code » 94618
Best thing about living in Upper Rockridge is » Still having great views while living in a peaceful neighborhood, but within walking distance to everything you could need – and want!
Biggest challenge » For the same exact house in many other Bay Area neighborhoods, you might pay a little more in Upper Rockridge.
What new neighbors moving into the area should know » You get what you pay for! And you will not regret moving here!
TwinHill’s favorite spot in or around Jack London » Any restaurant on nearby College Ave!
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Upper Rockridge is one of the most sought after Bay Area neighborhoods to purchase a luxury home. Here you will find gorgeous Mediterranean, Tudor, Craftsman and other luxury homes sprawling throughout the Oakland Hills. The views are breathtaking, and just one reason that homes start around $1.5M. Many properties were built or rebuilt after a fire in 1991, thus they are stunning and impeccably maintained.
In Upper Rockridge you can still get beautiful home with a striking view, expansive yard, and be minutes away from both the city center and hiking trails, hence you will pay a little extra to live in this part of the Oakland Hills. Most residents will rave that it is more than worth it! Upper Rockridge’s location is fantastic for commuting but even more unique because you have quick access to some of the best shops and restaurants in the Bay Area. You will also become acquainted with your neighbors because it’s a small, close-knit community.
Location & Commute
Upper Rockridge is located in the Oakland Hills directly east of Rockridge and is nestled between Berkeley to the north, and Piedmont to the south. One of the most attractive features of Upper Rockridge is its sense of privacy, while maintaining an accessible location to get around the Bay. You cannot beat this location if you commute to work, or like to quickly get to the center of the action in Oakland, San Francisco, or beyond. Highways 13 and 24 are just minutes away and connect commuters quickly to 580, 980, or 880 in order to access San Francisco or Silicon Valley.
Schools near Upper Rockridge
Upper Rockridge 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 Upper Rockridge. Public schools that are popular in OUSD may be competitive for students from other neighborhoods to attend.
Home to several award-winning schools, Upper Rockridge attracts many young families. One of Oakland’s most premium K-8 elementary schools, Hillcrest, is in Upper Rockridge. This is just one more reason why families flock to this neighborhood and the real estate maintains such a superb value.
Many parents may also opt for a charter or private school. Link here for a comprehensive list of charter schools. There are also several top private-education options nearby, including the Bentley School (k-8), which has an impeccable reputation for academic rigor and students who excel. They also have a high school program that is in neighboring Lafayette. Link here for a full list of nearby private schools.