Glenview/Laurel/Redwood Heights

Highly sought-after neighborhoods with a strong sense of community.

Welcome to Glenview/Laurel/Redwood Heights

Nestled in the southeast part of Oakland, the Glenview, Laurel, and Redwood Heights neighborhoods are incredibly desirable and picturesque. Recognized as one of the more sought-after places to live in the city, residents have the pleasure of enjoying tree-lined streets, numerous local businesses, and a strong sense of community that is woven into the area.

Locals here also enjoy a number of perks exclusive to the area. While many parts of these neighborhoods are heavily residential, there are nearby spots for outdoor recreation, including the massive Roberts Regional Recreation Area, and exceptional restaurants and shops. This part of Oakland is essentially an all-encompassing area.

Homes in these communities vary significantly in size and style. While browsing available homes, you’ll predominantly find mid-century, single-family homes. However, you can also find properties that are a bit more modern. Select locales come with awe-inspiring views of the natural landscape. The median list price currently sits at $746,500.

What to Love

  • Highly desirable part of Oakland
  • All-encompassing neighborhoods with top outdoor recreation, restaurants, and shopping
  • Close-knit with a strong sense of local community

People & Lifestyle

People love moving to these areas for their one-of-a-kind vibe and atmosphere. In contrast to neighboring enclaves, you won’t find busy streets and the hustle and bustle of city life. Instead, you’ll be surrounded by peaceful residential communities that value a more relaxed pace of life. Gorgeous vistas also promote a sense of tranquility and harmony.

Locals can definitely be described as community-centric. Residents feel a great sense of pride in where they live and strive to keep Glenview, Laurel, and Redwood Heights as beautiful and safe as possible.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Just outside of each residential area, you’ll discover a wide selection of outstanding places to shop and dine—which makes it easy to stay close to home while optimizing your leisure time.

In Laurel—along MacArthur Boulevard—you’ll find some of the area’s favorite restaurants and stores. As you take a stroll down this road, you can stop into top-rated places such as Farmer Joe’s Marketplace, House of Produce, Fist of Flour Pizza Co., Phnom Penh House, Got Juice, Fountain Garden, Therapy Stores, Mischief, Café Santana Roasting Company, and Laurel Lounge.

In Redwood Heights, you can dine at places such as Sparky’s Giant Burgers, Soy, and Red Boy Pizza on Redwood Road. When in Glenview, be sure to stop by Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar, Park Burger, Blackberry Bistro, Marzano, and Paulista Brazilian Kitchen & Taproom. Everywhere you go, you’re guaranteed to find unparalleled cuisine and shopping destinations.

Things to Do

Alongside its fantastic dining and shopping, you’ll have plenty to do, see, and experience as a new resident of the Glenview, Laurel, and Redwood Heights areas.

If you’re all about being outside and participating in outdoor recreation, Redwood Heights is one of the best spots to relocate. First, sign up for a fitness class or sports league with the Redwood Heights Recreation Department. If you’re looking for a fun day with the family at a local park, check out Avenue Terrace Playground as well as the beautifully maintained McCrea Memorial Park. Finally, if you’re in the mood for a real adventure, you can travel several minutes from home to the Roberts Regional Recreation Area/Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park. Here, you can explore several trails, go horseback riding, or go camping.

In Glenview, you’ll find several other excellent outdoor spaces. Top highlights include the Diamond Park Playground, Diamond Tot Lot, the Benevides Trailhead, and the El Centro Trailhead.


Glenview/Laurel/Redwood Heights is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

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