Glenview is in the Oakland Hills and the homes are characterized by California Bungalow and mission revival designs. These slightly slanted streets have views of the Bay and San Francisco from some spots. Nestled amongst cute convenience stores and restaurants, this region borders the small town of Piedmont at Trestle Glen. It has a population of nearly 6,000 residents.
Some areas of historical value are the Fourth Avenue District, Cameron Tract and the Cameron Property. The Cameron family was ranchers and built areas for “medium-wage earners” in contrast to the Trestle Glen and Crocker Highland communities. It was a predominately affluent region that had very small commercial activity. It still provided the essentials along with the famous Glenview Branch Library that operated for nearly 50 years.
Park Boulevard is the primary supplier of entertainment with a number of shops, restaurants and grocery stores. It has established a reputation for fine dining by opening venues such as: Bellanico, Blackberry Bistro and Rumbo Al Sur. In a 2009 review by Diablo Magazine, reviewers referred to Glenview as “Oakland’s Gourmet Ghetto.” The streets are sincerely gorgeous and connect to nearby Dimond Park equipped with a rec center, swimming pools, playgrounds and walking/riding trails to Sausal Creek. Glenview’s second biggest area of commerce is located on Macarthur Boulevard but is largely underdeveloped compared to that of Park Boulevard.
Glenview Elementary and Edna Brewer Middle School are the main schools in this community. Glenview Elementary has been rated an 8 out of 10 by the Great Schools Organization and has an API score of 872. Its location caters to a diverse cultural and socioeconomic audience. Edna Brewer Middle School is a successfully progressive campus with a passionate team of academic leaders. It has an API score of 772.
Oakland enjoys a reputation for great quality schools, including public, charter & private. For more educational options, school ratings and reviews, visit Greatschools.org
There is a thriving car pool scene in Glenview. Several commuters await the arrival of their rides on Park Boulevard. These are mostly students and professionals who are traveling to the city and want to avoid the overcrowded BART cars. Macarthur Boulevard, Fruitvale and Rockridge stations are the closest BART stations to choose from. AC Transit also has several lines in the area.
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 Glenview.
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