Oakland: Two Newly Listed Homes For Grabs In Appealing Neighborhood

There’s a little neighborhood which I suppose would be defined as Lower Rockridge which always strikes me as being a nice place to live. Flanked by Alcatraz, Claremont, College and Telegraph it is convenient to great shopping, BART and the freeway, but quiet and leafy too.

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At its heart is Colby Park which is what we Londoners would refer to as a “square” (although it’s no such thing) — a green space surrounded by largely Craftsman and Bungalow style homes.

When I drove through there today a group of parents and toddlers had set up camp there for the day taking advantage of the shade, play structures and picnicking potential for a summer get-together

All very pleasant.

There are two homes for sale in the area right now:

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5923 Colby (above) is a lemon-yellow 3/1.5 restored Craftsman with a separate studio cottage on for $799,000.

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416 60th Street (above) is a 4/1 Craftsman with period details and “vine-covered” balconies off two bedrooms on for $700,000.

Details can be found here.