Most of Temescal and Oakland/ Berkeley/Emeryville border (94607, 94608) have already arrived and buyers are hunting for bargains. The further west you go (toward 880), properties are less expensive, less desirable and the area has not arrived. The Laurel neighborhood (94602 and 94619) bordering MacArthur Blvd, 35th Ave, Hwy 13, and 580 is a good place to concentrate.
North Oakland is perhaps the best buy (that is centrally located), close to transport and shopping, you can easily commute to San Francisco and you are minutes from Rockridge and Berkeley.
*Communities that Border Temescal - (itâ€™s block by block, talk to neighbors for good insight)
- Santa Fe (check out 5215 Genoa -over 10+offerrs at this point but a GREAT home with good bones at $230k)
- Long fellow
*North Oakland/Berkeley Border around Bushrod Park. Sold couple on 60th between Shattuck and Telegraph. Great community.
*Glenview (try the outskirts for more affordability)- most underrated for walkability, access to AC and new great restaurants popping up! That's a good sign in light of the downward economy.
I think the communities offering walkability and transportation are and will continue to be the hottest and are the most up and coming over say, Maxwell Park unfortunately. Granted, this is my personal opinion as everyone has their own definition of up and coming. The demographics of my buyers are 20-30's age range.