Considering buying real estate in Trestle Glen, Oakland? One of the East Bay’s most historic neighborhoods, Trestle Glen belongs to highly desirable upscale area of Crocker Highlands.
Trestle Glen lies east of the popular Lakeshore Avenue, next to Highway 580. One of the gems of Oakland, the boundaries of this highly desirable neighborhood extend from the glamorous 20ft tall wrought-iron columns near the Lakeshore shopping district, through a small section of Piedmont, ending at Park Boulevard’s Glenview District. Considered part of Crocker Highlands and the Lakeshore Homeowners Association, homes in Trestle Glen are typically assigned to Crocker Highlands Elementary and Edna Brewer Middle schools.
You’ll often see people carrying home baskets filled with bread and fresh flowers as they return from the Lakeshore or Glenview Business Districts. These vibrant shopping districts are easy to access by foot and are full of local treasures, including independent theatre and bookstores, clothing boutiques, and a Trader Joe’s. In addition, every Saturday a Farmer’s Market sprouts up in the plaza across from the Grand Lake Theatre.
Real estate in Trestle Glen can vary in price from the mid $700’s to well over $1.4m. Nestled in a curvilinear pattern in the surrounding hills, this neighborhood has mature gardens and lush, tree-lined streets that celebrate its 20th century garden suburb design. In addition to stunning examples of Beaux Arts, Tudor and Spanish Mediterranean home styles, you’ll find several landmark properties built by renowned area architects and landscape designers.
Mark Twain and Trestle Glen was originally named after a railroad trestle that ran along Trestle Glen Creek. Early settlers had called it Indian Gulch, referring to the old Huchiun village that was located near the present-day intersection of Lakeshore and Trestle Glen Road.
Built in 1893, the line was dismantled in 1906 to make way for a new streetcar. Local historians still celebrate the fact that Mark Twain was a passenger on the maiden voyage.