Lakeshore, Oakland, CA

Lakeshore Neighborhood Guide Oakland, CA

About

Lakeshore is a lively and affluent neighborhood in Oakland, California, known for its charming shopping district and eateries. Located just off Highway 580, Lakeshore is easily accessible and is distinguished by its scenic tree-lined streets and closeness to the tranquil Lake Merritt. The neighborhood is marked by historic homes, apartment buildings, and a distinct upscale vibe. Residents enjoy a varied selection of local businesses and lush green parks within walkable distance.

What You Will Love About Lakeshore, Oakland, California

  • You'll love shopping at the Lakeshore Avenue strip, which is filled with boutique shops, groceries, and gourmet restaurants.
  • The neighborhood's proximity to Lake Merritt offers plenty of outdoor activities like jogging, boating, and bird-watching.
  • Lakeshore is famous for its Saturday Farmer's Market, where residents gather for fresh produce and local cuisines.
  • Despite being centrally located, Lakeshore still maintains a quiet, laid-back atmosphere with friendly residents.

What’s Nearby

Lakeshore boasts of being close to downtown Oakland, making it convenient for commuting. It is also near the Grand Lake Theater, a historic cinema, and the Morcom Rose Garden, a beautiful 8-acre garden offering spectacular views. The neighborhood's location near the banks of Lake Merritt provides easy access to water sports and relaxing lakeside activities.

Lifestyle

Life in Lakeshore, Oakland, is characterized by diverse cultural influences, recreational activities, and a strong sense of community. The neighborhood offers a mix of urban and suburban feel with well-maintained parks, renowned eateries, and specialty shops. The residents are environmentally conscious and actively involved in maintaining the beauty of their neighborhood.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 147 restaurants, 32 grocery stores, and 35 parks within a mile of the Lakeshore neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Safeway

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    3747 Grand Ave

  • GROCERY
    Lakeshore Produce

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    3260 Lakeshore Ave

  • GROCERY
    Trader Joe's

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    3250 Lakeshore Ave

  • GROCERY
    Grand Lake Farmers Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers Market, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    Grand Ave

  • GROCERY
    Nickel Dime Cocktail Syrups

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    484 Lake Park Ave

  • GROCERY
    MudLab

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store / Supermarket

    0.8 miles

    440 Grand Ave

Lakeshore Apartments and Rentals

164 Rental properties in Lakeshore, Oakland, CA.

  • 378 Van Buren Ave  #208 208 property

    $2,395

    378 Van Buren Ave #208 208

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    750 Sqft

    Available 8/28

  • 660 Beacon St Unit 1 property

    $1,900

    660 Beacon St Unit 1

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

  • 360 Vernon Street #312 property

    $2,600

    360 Vernon Street #312

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    842 Sqft

    Available 7/31

  • 187 Montecito Ave #302 property

    $1,845

    187 Montecito Ave #302

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    700 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 385 Fairmount Avenue property

    $2,200

    385 Fairmount Avenue

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    700 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 551 Jean Street #105 property

    $1,795

    551 Jean Street #105

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    750 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
9.8%
87.1%
utilities
8.7%
39.8%
food
2.8%
16.9%
transportation
2.3%
33.1%
healthcare
7.5%
21.1%

Lakeshore Demographics

people in their homes

Lakeshore Reviews

people smiling
  • Near Highways

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Near Schools

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Busy Streets

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Area Has Kids Play Outside

    No

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Noise Late At Night

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

Lakeshore Transportation

walk bike and transit

Walker’s Paradise

95/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Bikeable

69/100
Bike Score®

Good Transit

51/100
1 other stop

Seashine Boat Cleaning & Restoration

Other

3871 Piedmont Ave

Source: foursquare.com

Lakeshore Schools

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