One of the down sides of Crocker highlands or any neighborhood in Oakland is that the school system isn't so great once you leave elementary school. Crocker does have one of the highest rated elementary schools in oakland however many families move or send their kids to private school after elementary.
Another great thing about Crocker is that many of the homes have nice yards and the neighborhood for the most part has sidewalks which isn't the case with some neighboring communities such as Montclair.
All of Oakland has crime but in general, I believe most people would say that they feel it is a safe neighborhood and a wonderful place to raise a family. A good resource during your home search is to check out Oakland.crimespotting.org. You can pull up an interactive map that shows you recent crimes - its very useful.
I work with a lot of clients who move to this area from San Francisco. I grew up in the east bay and enjoy showing people the different neighborhoods. One thing that can be helpful is to just get in the car and tour different parts of town. Let me know If you're interested in that, many of my clients have found it very helpful to see the different neighborhoods and hear the pros and cons along the way.
Have a great weekend,
Aaron D. Brown, Realtor
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Cameron Platt, JD, CRS
Broker, Platt Inc. Real Estate
2012 President, Oakland Association of REALTORSÂ®
It is unethical for us as real estate agents to comment on the safety or such issues of any area but here is a very good site that can assist you in finding out what the crime rates are in any area or such. Please let me know if you would like to receive a list of homes that are available in this area or if you would like to view something in person that you are already interested in.
If you want to get the essence of the hood then visit the Lakeshore HOA house on Lyman st.. They are so passionate about Crocker/Trestle and it is like a museum there. So friendly.
One last kicker...the area was designed by Frederick Olmsted (most famous for Central Park). I bought a beautiful coffee table book of his work for my buyers when they close!
Feel free to contact me if you would like to reach out to my clients for reference.
JON DIRIENZO/ RED OAK REALTY / 510-292-2016/ BRE# 01354297
Drive thru the neighborhoods at different times and days of the week, do your research on the internet, check the maps for where parks, restaurants, train stations etc. are, and as far as the schools are concerned you can find their school reports on the internet as well, and then by all means visit the schools in person and discuss what you think will be important for your children with the principals....
Good Luck to you!
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