Oakland’s lovely hillside neighborhoods and lively shopping districts draw residents to the
East Bay's largest city, an exciting, vibrant, urban community. 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 encompass stately forests of 150-foot coast redwoods and provide miles of hiking, jogging, and horseback-riding trails. Anthony Chabot Regional Park offers golfing, an equestrian center, hiking, bicycling, and fishing. For sports fans, Oakland is home to the Oakland Raiders, Oakland Athletics, Golden State Warriors, and the Golden Gate Fields racetrack. 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.
Oakland’s different neighborhoods have distinctive architecture ranging from Storybook, Victorian, Eastlake and Mission Revival to mid-century ranch and sleek contemporary setting each neighborhood apart from one another. There are only four Eichler developments in the East Bay and one of them can be found in the Sequoyah Heights neighborhood.
If you have children, or are planning on expanding your family in the near future, schools are obviously a very important part of the decision making in a purchase of a home. I raised my two boys here in Oakland and certainly will share my insight, but research on your part is important. Here is a good place to start:
In general, the weather in the East Bay is always fairly moderate. We have a pleasant Spring and Summer (highs usually in the 80's), and subtle Fall and Winters (lows usually not below 55degrees during the day). There are certain areas that can get more fog then others ('the fog belt', straight across from the Golden Gate Bridge), but it usually burns off by late morning and is only for a short period.
There are many elements that come into play during the actual moving process - and my team and I are here for you. We have a lot of resources for packing, organizing, estate sales, etc... and will try and help you keep the stress to a minimum!