“Situated in the Oakland foothills, Glenview is a small residential neighborhood full of are single-family bungalows and traditionally styled dwellings dating back to the 1920s and ‘30s. Most of the businesses in Glenview are mom-and-pop shops and include a market and several salons. Highly rated restaurants such as Bellanico and Blackberry Bistro add some gourmet flair to the Park Boulevard business district, which offers great vistas of the bay. The Glenview Neighborhood Association and Glenfriends have adopted Park Boulevard, sponsoring the Park Boulevard Median Cleanup and Planting Day on the boulevard median. Twelve-acre Dimond Park runs along Glenview’s eastern side, with oak and redwood trees populating the green space. Amenities include picnic areas, playgrounds, and a swimming pool.”
“Oakland’s lovely hillside neighborhoods and lively shopping districts draw residents to the East Bay’s largest city, an exciting, vibrant, urban community. Here is a glimpse of just a few of the outstanding neighborhoods and shopping districts.
Montclair District: The homes are situated on forested lots that offer a quiet retreat from the brisk urban pace. Temescal District: An up-and-coming neighborhood along bustling Telegraph Avenue, with the feel of an urban village. Jack London Square District: Near the waterfront, old warehouses and former factories have been converted to loft living. Lakeshore-Upper Grand District: A mix of shopping, restaurants, antique stores, and a farmers market, is one of Oakland’s most eclectic neighborhoods. Rockridge & Claremont Districts: the Rockridge and Elmwood Shopping District offers a variety of toney shops and upscale restaurants merchants.
It’s easy to enjoy a wide variety of year-round outdoor activities in Oakland. Lake Merritt: Located in the heart of the city, offers a 3.4-mile walking path, picnicking, sailing, and kayaking. Redwood and Joaquin Regional Parks: They encompass stately forests of 150-foot coast redwoods and provide miles of hiking, jogging, and horseback-riding trails. Anthony Chabot Regional Park: Enjoy golfing, an equestrian center, hiking, bicycling, and fishing. For sports fans, Oakland is home to the Oakland Raiders, Oakland Athletics and the World Champion Golden State Warriors!
Oakland residents have plenty of public transportation options, including Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), buses, ferries, and casual carpools. Oakland International Airport is serviced by more than 10 major airlines.”