Oakland is a vibrant east bay city with many upscale neighborhoods, beautiful outdoor areas, and a sophisticated, professional crowd.
Residents enjoy art and culture, outdoor activities such as hiking and biking in the many parks, and a revolutionary food and cocktail scene – all in weather sunnier and warmer than San Francisco.
Below are descriptions of the areas where Patty focuses most often.
Piedmont is a small, wealthy, separate city located in the center of Oakland. It is upscale and elegant, with a strong community feel. Nearby are excellent restaurants, shops, and activities. The public schools in Piedmont are highly rated, some of the best in the United States, making the area very desirable for families. It’s considered to be one of the best places to live in California.
Rockridge is known for its fine dining and eclectic restaurant scene. Because of its storybook Craftsman cottages with wood detail, hardwood floors and vintage architecture, Rockridge is extremely popular. All within walking distance of BART.
Just up the hill from Rockridge, it offers winding streets, sweeping views and impressive architecture in various architectural styles. A quiet and prestigious place to live.
This area is adjacent to Rockridge / College Avenue. It has transformed over the years to a very cool and hip place to live. Adorable Bungalow houses built from the 1920 though the 1940s with lots of great restaurants nearby. At a lower price point than Rockridge, it’s a very fun, sought-after area. Close to freeways and BART.
The intersection of North Oakland / Berkeley / Emeryville. It’s a charming artist’s neighborhood with proximity to San Francisco. This area has exploded with new occupants from San Francisco and beyond. The surrounding area is changing rapidly, bungalows are being remodeled, and prices are going up.
This district maintains a refreshing and laid-back mountain atmosphere reminiscent of Mill Valley in Marin County. Winding streets dotted with trees, fantastic views, and a wooded, rural feeling. The architecture is mainly mid-century, with some older homes scattered throughout.
Directly south of Piedmont filled with traditional architecture and mature trees and gardens. You’ll find Arts and Crafts architecture; many designed by icons Julie Morgan and Bernard. It’s conveniently located close to the Lakeshore Shopping District.
Located in the southern section of Crocker Highlands and if filled with well maintained houses that are a generally a bit smaller than those in Crocker Highlands.
This district used to be part of Crocker Highlands until 580 was built in the 60’s. The freeway separated Cleveland Heights from its now fancier counterpart, Crocker Highlands. The homes in this area continue to be brought back to their original grandeur. Proximity to Lake Merritt and Grand Avenue make this a very good investment and fabulous place to live.
A lot of very cool lofts in brick buildings and home to Pixar and many tech-oriented companies.
Grand Lake / Lakeshore
A mix of condos, buildings, and historic single-family homes. Adjacent to the northern shores of Lake Merritt, there are many stores along both Grand Avenue and Lakeshore Avenue with a diverse selection of coffee shops, restaurants, shops and the art deco Grand Lake Theater.
Glenview has become a popular bedroom community bordered by Park Boulevard, with plenty of restaurants, shops, and activities. The homes mainly consist of modest size Craftsman and California bungalows with a few large houses. Much of the area is tree-lined. This area has become very popular with younger professionals who want a safe place to bring up their kids and has grown in value exponentially.
Up the hill from Glenview with grand and modest homes, some with amazing views. A lovely, tranquil area near everything that Park Boulevard has to offer.
An eclectic mix of new young families and long-term property owners. The area is very convenient to freeways and is a quiet, safe place to live. Housing ranges from small charming bungalows to large Mid Century estates.
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PATTY CAN HELP YOU FIND THE RIGHT HOME – IN THE RIGHT NEIGHBORHOOD
Here’s where Patty’s encyclopedic knowledge goes to work for you. She knows the details of each area, she understands architecture and value. She has the ability to truly listen to your needs and will help guide you to the best home for you.
Not sure of which neighborhood would be best for you? Patty would be happy to show you around, and help you get started – and will show you options that meet your needs, within your price range. Call or text Patty at 510 510 7229.
“SHE WAS THERE WITH US EVERY STEP OF THE WAY"
Patty is phenomenal. As first home buyers her knowledge and expertise of the market was helpful in giving us the lay of the land. She was there with us every step of the way. We love our home and are grateful every day for Patty’s eye for the “modicum of charm!”
– NATE F.
NOT ONLY DOES PATTY HAVE A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE, SHE IS EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE, ATTENTIVE AND DRIVEN
Patty found us exactly what we were looking for and kept everything on track during purchase process. She was on top of absolutely every little detail, which helped to keep our stress levels at a minimum.
My wife and I were surprised once everything was signed, sealed and delivered. We thought to ourselves… is that it? Are we really all done? So quickly and easily. We have Patty to thank for making it so. Not only does she have a wealth of experience as a Realtor, she is extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and driven. We really appreciate the time she spent with the two of us, questions she asked and guidance she provided while we were searching for our home.
COMBINING HER ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE WITH CAREFUL LISTENING TO OUR NEEDS, PATTY GUIDED US TO PLACES SHE KNEW WE WOULD LIKE
Coming from San Francisco, we weren’t sure what neighborhood was right for us. We found our dream home through Patty, and she worked tirelessly with the selling agent to get our offer accepted!
Since she is also a Realtor in San Francisco, she is outstanding about comparing areas of San Francisco to the East Bay. She guided us to places she knew we’d like. When our search got more serious, Patty spent time every week to find exactly the types of homes for us. We went to open houses together, she sent us comps, and she was honest about what we could afford and why.
PATTY IS KIND, METICULOUS, A GO-GETTER, AND AN ABSOLUTE JOY
I started working with Patty after a recommendation from a friend and couldn’t be happier. I found working with her an absolute joy. She is kind, meticulous, and a go-getter, which really helped find the house and then close the deal.
What I liked most is how she is not afraid of following up with people to keep things moving quickly and that seems essential in this market. She also has a great network of banks, mortgage providers, and contractors, et al that has helped make the process much less stressful than it can be, I’m sure. I would have no hesitation recommending Patty to my friends and family because her service has been truly excellent.
PATTY HAS WISDOM, EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE BAY AREA
Patty is absolutely amazing! We met her at a random open house and knew we wanted to work with her right away. She has so much wisdom, experience, and knowledge about the Bay Area market; it’s pretty incredible. She was really good about following up and being on top of everything, even things we didn’t think of.
Luck have it, we found a home in our dream neighborhood four days after meeting Patty, and she was on top of it right away. This was our first time buying a home and applying for a loan, so we didn’t know what to expect, but Patty made it so easy. Patty and all her contacts and connections made our 21 day close very smooth. Thanks, Patty! We highly recommend working with her.
PATTY IS A FORCE OF NATURE, WITH INCREDIBLE TENACITY AND WORK ETHIC
I recently had the pleasure of working with Patty. She is a force of nature, and I was blown away by her tenacity and work ethic. It’s a very tough market out there, and she knows exactly what to do and how to get it done.
I’d highly recommend her to any future Bay Area buyers. She was a pleasure to work with and made everything easier by being on top of her game and extremely professional throughout the process.