The Claremont district–including The Uplands—is a mature, gracious neighborhood with many large, elegant homes sited along quiet tree- lined streets. Bordered by the Elmwood and Rockridge districts, UC Berkeley and the iconic Claremont Hotel and Resort, this coveted community offers some of the Bay Area’s most desirable residences. The Claremont Hills rise up the hillside behind the Claremont Hotel & Resort, featuring mostly newer large homes, built after the Oakland Hills fire of 1992.
In many cases, legendary local architects of the early 20th century, such as Bernard Maybeck, Julia Morgan, William Wurster, William Ratcliffe and John Hudson Thomas, were commissioned to design custom homes in The Claremont district. Today, these important residences–updated and thoughtfully remodeled over the years–continue to enhance the beauty of the neighborhoods, giving pleasure to their owners and adding to the unique character of this special community.
Claremont’s central location is also a big plus, with excellent shopping nearby on Claremont and College Avenues (Elmwood and Rockridge), as well as Berkeley’s Downtown, Fourth Street, “Gourmet Ghetto”(North Berkeley) and Solano Avenue (Thousand Oaks) neighborhoods. Also, with easy freeway access, the Montclair District, San Francisco, Lafayette and Walnut Creek are all within 20 minutes or less by car—and the Ashby and Rockridge BART stations are only minutes away, too.