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Lake Merritt is widely considered the Crown Jewel of Oakland, especially since a $122 million renovation was completed in 2013. 

The lake is surrounded by many interesting neighborhoods, each of which has its own unique flavor. Situated at the top, Grand Lake has become one of the most desired areas with its bustling commercial district, historic Grand Lake Theater and small town feel. Counterclockwise is Adams Point which consists of pre-war-style condominium buildings. Lakeside features modern condominiums high-rises. East Lake is more eclectic in terms of its residents and restaurants. And Haddon Hill is an increasingly in-demand enclave with small multi-unit buildings.

No matter which neighborhood you choose, all benefit from easy access to Lake Merritt, one of Oakland's greatest and most beautiful treasures.


For a 3-Bedroom Home

  • $981,000 Median Price
  • 9% Year-Over-Year Appreciation
  • 26% Average % Over/Under Asking $
  • 12 Average Days on Market
  • 1,840 Average Square Footage


Lakeshore Avenue between MacArthur and Mandana Athol Plaza East Bay Regional Occupation Center/Agency (Roc/P) [9-12]
Grand Avenue between Sunnyslope and Harrison Eastshore Plaza Metwest High [9-12]
Brooklyn @ Wesley Lakeside Park Oakland High [9-12]
  Mandana Plaza Dewey Academy [9-12]
GROCERY STORES Morcom Amphitheater of Roses Saint Paul's Episcopal School [K-8]
Grand Lake Farmers Market Pine Knoll Park Bella Vista Elementary [K-5]
Safeway Snow Park Cleveland Elementary [K-5]
Trader Joe's Splash Pad Park Franklin Elementary [K-5]
Whole Foods   La Escuelita Elementary [K-5]

To find homes for sale in Lake Merritt, visit Red Oak Realty's site or contact them at

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Market statistics are based on sales in 2015. Sourced from MLS, analyzed by Red Oak Realty. Square footage information is obtained from third parties such as public records, appraisals, etc. Red Oak Realty has not and will not verify this information. You are advised to independently verify square footage, acreage and any items that are of particular importance to you.
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