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Updated 05/02/2014

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This upscale neighborhood is one of Oakland's most desirable places to live. Explore the tree-lined streets that radiate out from College Avenue just north and south of the Rockridge BART station for a look at California bungalow architecture at its finest. By day College Avenue between Broadway and Alcatraz Avenue is crowded with shoppers buying fresh flowers, used books, and clothing; by night the same folks are back for dinner and locally brewed ales in the numerous

restaurants and pubs. With its pricey specialty-food shops, Market Hall, an airy European-style marketplace at Shafter Avenue, is a hub of culinary activity.

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Oakland, California, United States

Updated 05/02/2014


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Aug 27, 2003

A wonderful shopping and dining neighborhood

The Rockridge section of Oakland is simply adorable. It's a great place to take visitors and parents. You'll find fantastic restaurants, good shopping (clothes, furniture), eclectic bookstores and casual bars. Parking can be tough, so try some side streets. But it's not tough enough to be a deterrent.

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