Grand Lake

Grand Lake, with its multicultural mix of shopping, restaurants, cafes, funky antique stores and a bustling farmers market is one of Oakland’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Acclaimed restaurants and trendy coffee shops dot both Grand and Lakeshore Avenues, with Craftsman, Mediterranean, and other 1920s style homes perched on the winding streets between. Bordered by Grand and Lakeshore Avenues, Lake Park Avenue and the Piedmont border, the neighborhood is perfect for strolling down for coffee, running around Lake Merritt, or visiting the historic Grand Lake Movie Palace.

Like Crocker Highlands and Piedmont, Grand Lake is popular among commuters to San Francisco, with residents using casual carpool, express buses, and BART (about a mile away) to get to Downtown San Francisco.

Historical Tidbit:

Lots in the Lakeshore Terrace section of Grand Lake were advertised for sale starting at $975 in 1919, and terms of $97.50 down and $15 per month were offered.