Adams Point

Oakland, CA

Just northeast of downtown is Adams Point. It is home to a mixture of long-time residents, urban entrepreneurs, small families and scholars. Recently remodeled homes sit adjacent to one another along narrow avenues. The southern side meets with Lake Merritt which is considered the “crown jewel” of its area.

Adams Point Schools

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History of Adams Point

Adams Point was titled in dedication of Edson Adams, an early native who purchased the majority of its land in the late 19th century. It experienced rapid growth after survivors of the San Francisco Earthquake migrated to its region. After Oakland’s government realized the region’s potential they started to develop grand boulevards and sanctify park areas. The start of the 20th century was the former introduction to what is now known as Adams Point.

Adams Point Areas of Interest

There are a number of ethnic choices to pick from via Grand Avenue. The culturally ambitious enjoy the local Ethiopian Restaurant, Ensarro. We recommend a hearty entrée of meat of veggies for your debut. This restaurant has a Sub-Saharan flare pampered in rich dishes and inviting scenery. Buffet lovers should try Bacheesos also located on Grand. This venue offers a multitude of Mediterranean items ranging from the mouthwatering lamb to the sweet taste of Gelato. Every 3rd Saturday, the restaurant performs live Mediterranean music and Belly Dancing demos. Wine connoisseurs should definitely try Bay Grape with its extensive selection of elite wine. Every Thursday and Saturday are tasting events and Sundays they host lectures on the wine industry. The night life stays young with its exciting cast of full bars. Room 389 is great for happy hour or for getting busy on the dance floor. We recommend all of the above.

It has a popular cocktail bar where guests can enjoy their drinks indoors or on the patio. Adams Point also offers unique shopping options for its residents. Bookworms should check out the Sacred Wall Bookstore catering to those interested in metaphysical study. Musicians and music listeners alike can’t help but respect Isota Records who still sells and trades vinyl recordings. Lastly, a nutritious Whole Foods Market is located on the west side of this area. Nature advocates are in close proximity to Lake Merritt and families could visit the beautiful walking trails of Lakeside Park. Parks typically cater to dogs but require them to be leashed at all times.

Education in Adams Point area

Westlake Middle School serves 6th graders and middle-schoolers. In order to aid scholars with their personal issues, Westlake installed a Safe Passage Program to offer “counseling, case management and conflict resolution services.” Nearly 20 percent of the students are considered proficient in English studies with an overall API rating of 647.

Transportation around Adams Point

With its narrow roads and nearby BART stations, a car is not needed in Adam’s Point. However, biking can be rather risky so proceed with caution. People frequently use AC Transit or the latest Uber mobile services. In addition, residents often collaborate for shared car pools into the city or surrounding regions.

Adams Point Market Trends

It’s very important to keep an eye on the market. Housing prices can ebb and flow due to economic, seasonal and local factors. For a true understanding of your property’s value or determining the “right” price to offer for a home, consult with a Realtor. Johanna provides free marketing appraisals in Adams Point.

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