Cleveland Heights

Oakland’s Cleveland Heights neighborhood occupies the sloping hills in the northwestern corner of the city’s San Antonio district. Encompassing the historic Haddon Hill and Peralta Heights developments, Cleveland Heights offers hilltop views of the lake and Downtown skyline, surrounded by homes and buildings comprising a variety of early-1900s architectural styles.

Cleveland Heights lies just east of Lake Merritt – residents can take the steep, circa-1920s staircase park of Cleveland Cascade down to the 3.4 miles of waterfront paths and green space. Haddon Hill Café is a neighborhood favorite for coffee and pastries, while nearby Champa Garden serves all types of delicious Asian noodles. Quintessential neighborhood dive Baggy’s by the Lake is a time-honored treasure, and the Lakeshore and Grand Lake shopping districts, each full of bars, restaurants, grocery stores, and other amenities – including the weekly Grand Lake Farmer’s Market – are nearby.

With classic charm and modern vitality, Cleveland Heights brings together the best of Oakland past and present.

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Cleveland Heights is bordered by MacArthur Boulevard and the I-580 freeway to the north, East 18th Avenue to the south, Park Boulevard to the east, and Lakeshore Avenue to the west. It is close to Grand Lake, Lakeshore Avenue, Chinatown, and Civic Center. Serviced by numerous bus lines, it is also very walkable and bikeable, with Lake Merritt BART nearby for commuters.

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