What budget range are you looking at, what type of home, and proximity to amenities?
Every neighborhood has a different vibe and appeal.
Folks like the hilly appeal of Millsmont, Maxwell Park ---
And Temescal has also grown to be a truly urban experience
Lofts, condos and townhouses abound in the West Oakland area as well as downtown
Sheffield Village just above 580 and San Leandro has charming Cape Cod-style homes
Bella Vista is close enough to Grand Ave/Lakeshore restaurants, shops, Lake Merrirr
Laurel, Dimond, Jingletown, Adams Point,
Perhaps this will help....each has a link you can click on to get info about the neighborhood http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_neighborhoods_in_Oakland
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Are Upper Peralta Creek, Peralta Hacienda, and Fruitvale all picking up, or just Upper Peralta Creek?
I've also found a lot of affordable and beautiful (historic) houses in Millsmont, Eastmont, and Castlemont. Are these areas good as well?
You mentioned Tuxedo. I know nothing of Ivy Hill, Clinton, Highland Park, Oak Tree, and San Antonio. Are these any good?
Finally, everyone keeps suggesting West Oakland is ready for a renaissance. Do they mean all of West Oakland, or just the Lower Bottoms (Prescott)?
Everyone else, please feel free to chime in too.