Four Oakland Neighborhoods in an Hour

On Sunday, March 27, 2011, I participated in a relay race as part of the Oakland marathon. I have to say, what a great way to see Oakland! My leg covered Uptown followed by Piedmont Avenue then Temescal and finally Rockridge. I couldn’t believe I covered 4 great neighborhoods in an hour.

Oakland Marathon

Oakland Marathon by lawrencegerald

If you’re not familiar with Oakland, few of the fabulous “walk to coffee” neighborhoods are Uptown, Piedmont Avenue, Temescal, and Rockridge. Uptown has that downtown vibe and is primarily made up of apartments and condo complexes with great restaurants like Flora, Pican, Ozumo, and Luka’s Taproom. 19th Street BART is close by. Piedmont Avenue feels like a small town with cute bungalows. Some of my favorite restaurants are Commis, Adesso, and Dopo. A bus will take you to MacArthur BART. Temescal may not look like much to the uninitated, but it’s another sought after neighborhood because of its close proximity to restaurants and shops. Heart of Temescal is 51st Street and Telegraph with restaurants like Pizzaiolo, Dona Tomas, Bakesale Betty, Scream Sorbert.

Bakesale Betty

Bakesale Betty by stevendamron

Temescal also has a tool lending library, public pool, MacArthur BART, and Studio One Arts Center. Restaurants are continuously popping up and now stretch down to 40th Street including Aunt Mary’s Cafe, Remedy Coffee, and Homeroom Cafe. If you venture onto side streets, you’ll find tree-lined streets with mixture of bungalows, condos, and apartment complexes. Lastly when most people think of a nice Oakland neighborhood, Rockridge comes to the forefront with its arts & crafts homes, Rockridge BART, shops and restaurants like Oliveto, Wood Tavern, Market Hall, and library.

Wood Tavern

Wood Tavern by Kevin P.

Next year, I’m doing the half-marathon so that I can cover more Oakland neighborhoods on foot. I look forward to running through West Oakland, Montclair, Dimond District, and Laurel District. Let me know if you want to join me in the training. :-)

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