Crocker Highlands is a stately, residential neighborhood of Oakland with many beautiful older homes on quiet, tree-lined streets. Trestle Glen Road roughly bounds the area to the south, Lakeshore Avenue to the west, Mandana Boulevard to the north and the city of Piedmont to the east. The rolling hills and winding streets bring charm and character to this affluent and mature community that meanders up the Oakland foothills toward Piedmont.
Having been built mostly in the 1920’s and 30’s, the architectural styles include gracious examples of Tudor, Mediterranean, Monterey Colonial, Georgian and Arts & Crafts. Noted architects including Julia Morgan and A.W. Smith designed several of these elegant homes. With well-kept gardens and period street lamps, there is a feeling of refined tranquility in the air.
Crocker Highlands Elementary school is well regarded with a very active PTA. The school’s reputation is often an important attraction for young families considering moving in the neighborhood.
Crocker Highlands is also a fine walking neighborhood, with exciting shops, entertainment and restaurants nearby on Lakeshore and Grand Avenues, as well as Oakland’s iconic Lake Merritt. Every Saturday there is a bustling Farmer’s Market opposite the Grand Lake Theater, offering the fresh bounty from Northern California’s small farms and specialty kitchens.