Welcome to Oakmore / Glenview
An urban retreat with a sense of community.
Nestled in the foothills of Oakland are the adjacent neighborhoods of Glenview and Oakmore. You’ll find that these neighborhoods are consistently lively, with sidewalks full of neighbors gathering and enjoying each other's company. The areas are well-loved and taken care of by their residents and provide a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle surrounding Oakland. On the Oakmore side, you’ve got a very modest and private type of community, with no significant amount of through traffic. With a variety of curving roads, beautiful landscaping, and architectural styles, you’ll relish the beauty of this neighborhood. Oakmore has a variety of home styles, including Monterey Colonials, Mediterranean, and Spanish Revival. In addition, the west-facing slopes provide plenty of sunlight and views of the bay. The upper area offers more extensive hillside estates that you’ll fall in love with.
On the other end is the charming neighborhood of Glenview. If you’re looking for a quiet area that offers many restaurants and shops, has a walkable main street, and a calm respite from the city, this is the place for you. The notable architecture in this area is Craftsman-style bungalows, complete with well-manicured lawns and beautiful landscaping. The small-town feel is noted within the residential streets and on Park Blvd, the main strip that offers many things to do but with the same quaint feel of the past. The neighborhoods share the same easy access for commuting, making this urban retreat an enticing place to call home.
What to Love
Residents love the variety of these neighborhoods. You’ll find neighbors congregating together on the sidewalks and at the shops and restaurants. The sense of community is quite strong, and so is the pride of ownership in these areas. Proximity to many parks and natural areas is also a bonus for those that love the outdoors.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
While Oakmore does not offer a variety of shopping, plenty is to be had in the adjacent neighborhoods, such as Glenview, Montclair, Piedmont, and Redwood Heights. You will find quaint restaurants in Oakmore that residents and visitors alike enjoy. L’Acajou Bakery and Cafe offers a variety of dishes that highlight seasonal ingredients. Stop in for a delicious sandwich or one of their homemade bakery treats for an afternoon delight. D. Monaghan’s is a local favorite sports bar offering a selection of California cuisine sure to be enjoyed by everyone.
A stroll down Park Boulevard in Glenview will offer a small sampling of shopping, but a wider variety of dining experiences, with Blackberry Bistro topping the favorite list for a homey old-fashioned diner experience with great breakfast options. For a more upscale affair, try Bellanico, a restaurant and wine bar serving delicious Italian classics.
Things to Do
For various things to do outdoors, check out Dimond Park, established in 1917. You will find an expanse of open spaces to frolic with your children and pets, community events like yoga and church meetings, and an active recreation center. You’ll also find access to numerous other parks that connect to it. Hiking trails connect to the other local parks like Joaquin Miller Park, with 500 miles of trails to enjoy. Redwood Regional Park is also close. Oakmore offers a short Bridgeview Trail that has beautiful views and quiet tranquility. Proximity to all other areas of Oakland provides many different things to see and do.