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Prepare to be bewitched by this 1900 Bungalow in the heart of Bushrod. The big wide porch greets you and is a fun place to sit back and say hello to your neighbors. Details of a bygone era are sprinkled throughout starting with the traditional front door with an upper glass panel and decorative wood ledge. Enter into the living room where you’ll find an ornamental fireplace encased in original ceramic tile, wainscoting with plate-rail and box beamed ceiling. The eat-in kitchen at the rear of the home is updated and includes stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, shaker style cabinets, original built-ins and a laundry closet with stackable washer and dryer. There are two spacious bedrooms with ample sized closets and a classic bathroom featuring a clawfoot tub, vintage corner sink, hexagon tile and wainscoting. Off the kitchen, step outside to a flagstone patio and a sweet, easy maintenance yard. Enjoy the bright, blooming bougainvillea and tall lush bamboo which provides a warm inviting space and a natural privacy barrier. The single car garage offers off street parking or additional storage for all your outdoor gear and toys.
With a Walkscore of 92 and bikescore of 98, (flat as a pancake!) the location is ideal. People want to live in Bushrod for its convenience to everything!
Wow, so much to choose from! Local grocers include Berkeley Bowl, Trader Joe's as well as Temescal Farmer's Market less than a mile away. Scrumptious restaurants are plentiful with Nick's Pizza just a block away or within a half mile are Temescal popular dining spots like Pizzaiolo, Cholita Linda and Bakesale Betty. Coffee lovers will appreciate Nomad Café and beer aficionados will love Temescal Brewing and Rose's Taproom for summertime fun. First Fridays Art Stroll will be back before you know it and Temescal Alley is where the neighborhood locals go to celebrate new artists and partake in great food and drinks.
The Parks and Play
Bushrod Park offers something for everyone with tennis courts, baseball, soccer and basketball. Pickelball tournaments are also found here! Toddlers love the play area with slides, swings and picnic area. Or if you are looking for something a little more intimate skip on over to Dover Park with toys and play structures for the kiddos and home to the community garden.
BART stations galore with ASHBY, ROCKRIDGE and MACARTHUR stations are less than a mile away. Access to freeways, Casual Carpool and the Transbay bus makes this a popular spot for commuters to live.
The heart of North Oakland is located just a few miles from Downtown Oakland, and is one of the Bay Area’s most culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods. The residential streets are lined with beautiful, detached single-family homes, with architectural styles ranging from Edwardian to Craftsman. With close proximity to highways, BART Station, and public transit lines, residents of North Oakland are never too far away from all of the excitement of San Francisco, Berkeley, and the entire Bay Area. Bushrod Park, a 10-acre community park, is located near the center of North Oakland. A community Recreation Center was added to the park in 2000 and features a full-size gym, playground, lighted basketball and tennis courts, baseball fields, and picnic areas.The park is also home to one of Oakland’s 23 community gardens, where locals can grow their own organic fruits, herbs, and flora for a small annual fee. If you are looking for a community that truly brings its residents together, Bushrod Park is an amazing option. Some of the best restaurants in Oakland can be found less than a mile from the North Oakland area. A short trip down to Telegraph Avenue in Temescal will provide you with a seemingly endless array of dining options, including: North Light: Part cafe, part bar, and part book/record store, North Light offers coffee from open to close and a unique menu with snacks, brunch items, and tasty happy hour plates. Hawking Bird: This vibrant Thai restaurant goes the extra mile to provide incredible food from local sources. Stop in during lunch for their delicious Thai chicken and rice bowl, some crunchy wings, or a tantalizing salad. Pizzaiolo: Featuring a full breakfast menu with delicious espresso beverages, this popular Oakland pizzeria is one of the few that opens its doors at 8am. Once lunchtime is over, the restaurant closes for over 5 hours, re-opening to a dinner crowd eager to taste the evening menu offerings. Martin Luther King Jr. Way runs directly in between the Sante Fe/Bushrod neighborhoods in North Oakland, and serves as the main transit route for north/south travel. Route 18 will take commuters to the heart of North Oakland, and both Ashby and MacArthur BART Stations are just a short 10 minute ride away. If you prefer to drive, the CA Highway 24 provides a seamless avenue to Interstate 80 and the Bay Bridge.