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We have been doing as much research on the Oakmore area that we can, but the input from this community, in particular, is greatly appreciated and valued. A son is on the way and excited to relocate to the East Bay and purchase a house. Is anyone here, familiar with the Oakmore area of Oakland - how are the people, the community, the schools, etc? In advance, thank you for your input! Danny
My husband went to Glenview elementary, and it looks as if Glenview still serves most of the neighborhood. I know a number of parents with kids currently at Glenview and they are very happy with it. It is one of Oakland's up-and-coming schools, not one of the ''there are only five good schools in Oakland'' five (I'm being facetious; I've definitely heard that said but don't agree). It is a very nice, good school that I seriously considered for my daughter.
Apparently, across the street from my MIL's house is in the Joaquin Miller Elementary zone. You can read up on that one here at BPN.
The zones on either side are Crocker Highlands and Sequoia. I also know families at Crocker who really like it. Crocker is a bit less diverse than Glenview, a bit better test scores. Sequoia has similar demographics to Glenview and performs similarly. I wouldn't hesitate to send my daughter to any of the four elementaries I mentioned.
The neighborhood has easy access to the 13 Hwy and 580. The Glenview commercial district below and Montclair village above have restaurants and services. The restaurant scene in Glenview, in particular, seems to be on the upswing. Carrie
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