Welcome to Skyline / Hillcrest Estates
A quaint community set high in the hills of Oakland.
Nestled off the beaten path, way up in the hills overlooking Oakland, sits the charming town of Skyline-Hillcrest Estates. This quiet, nature-filled oasis is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the cities that surround you. With an abundance of natural beauty close by in the many parks, expansive lots, and sweeping views of the Bay area, this is one place you won’t want to miss.
The natural beauty here is unparalleled, and the stunning homes and yards surrounding you are equally impressive. Beautiful tree-lined streets with 1950s-style California ranches on expansive lots are mixed with larger, estate-style residences. The well-maintained lawns and beautifully designed landscaping showcase the pride of ownership put into these homes. With Redwood Regional Park in your backyard, residents have plenty of recreational opportunities nearby.
What to Love
Residents love the area for the expansive views surrounding them and the quiet, small-town feeling that embodies this neighborhood. With beautifully maintained homes and yards, neighbors that come together and enjoy gatherings in the parks, and an abundance of outdoor amenities, this is the perfect place for those that love the outdoors. The proximity to larger towns and neighborhoods with additional amenities while maintaining a quaint, peaceful charm makes this an extra special place to live.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Despite being a small neighborhood with minimal shopping and dining options, the proximity to much larger areas with an abundance of shopping is extremely close. The shopping and dining options on College Avenue in Rockridge are just a few minutes away. Here you’ll find boutique options like Bella Vita, a quaint store that offers a mixture of new and vintage clothing, and Sobu, a unique furniture store that provides a variety of modern designs made using all-natural materials. Lincoln Square Shopping Center is also nearby and offers a variety of well-known shops and restaurants. Sparky’s Giant Burgers is a Merritt College favorite, serving up a classic selection of American fare.
Dining options nearby are quaint and traditional, with choices like Skyline Pizza, Tony’s Market Burgers and Deli, Hunan Yuan, and The Landing Cafe at the Oakland Zoo. Nearby Rockridge offers various delicious choices also, from Kitchen Story and its classic California meets Asian cuisine to A16 and its award-winning pizza selections. With the fantastic assortment of dining and shopping options surrounding you, you’ll be sure to find something that strikes your interest nearby.
Things to Do
There is an abundance of activities to do and places to see, especially in your backyard at Redwood Regional Park. The park offers picnic areas, horseback riding, and a variety of trails for hiking, biking, and running. Connected to the other end of Redwood is Joaquin Miller Park, with an additional 500 acres for you, your family, and even your pets to enjoy. The Chabot Space and Science Center offers a variety of fun things to do and see. In addition to the exhibits and planetarium shows, they offer telescope viewing and other educational events. The Oakland Zoo is home to more than 850 native and exotic animals. With animals, trails, and even fun rides, everyone in the family will enjoy a trip to the zoo. The Skyline Ranch Equestrian Center is conveniently located nearby and offers a variety of lessons and programs in addition to boarding. If anything is sure, outdoor lovers will be right at home in the Skyline-Hillcrest Estates neighborhood.