Presenting the San Francisco East Bay Area.
The greater East Bay area is as eclectic an area as the clients we help here at Lifestyle Real Estate Services. Whether it’s a condo in an urban setting, or a ranch style home nestled on acres of farmland, there’s something for everyone. Here are just a few featured communities to give you a feel for what the East Bay has to offer.
About the East Bay:
The East Bay region is referred to as such, being the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area. This area is home to a thriving hub of culture, including sports, music, art, parks, education, and more… all of which are as eclectic as the people that live here.
If you’re into music, there’s something for everyone… from the Oakland East Bay Symphony that plays at the Oakland Paramount Theater to Fox Oakland Theatre who hosts artists ranging from the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Ingrid Michaelson, and Damien Rice, to Alice in Chains, Jonsi, Stromae, and The Moody Blues. Other venues you can find here include the UC Berkeley Greek Theater, the nonprofit Freight and Salvage, also located in Berkeley, and the Concord Pavilion.
The East Bay is also birthplace to so many big name musicians, such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Counting Crows, Green Day, The Pointer Sisters, MC Hammer, Tupac Shakur, Keshia Cole, Tony! Toni! Tone!, En Vogue, and many, many others.
Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland features two planetariums, exhibits for younger children, historic space related artifacts, and structured field trip activities for visitors of all ages who want to discover and learn about space and earth sciences. These are just a few of the dozens of museums located in the East Bay area.
Looking for a park to play ball, have a romantic picnic with a significant other, or just to have a leisurely stroll? There is no shortage whatsoever in that department. In Lifestyle Real Estate’s home town of Dublin, parks range from the smaller Devany Square to both Fallon Sports Park with two baseball fields, two soccer fields, four lighted tennis courts, four basketball courts, a BMX track, and more… as well as the always thriving Emerald Glen Park, sporting a skate park, soccer fields, tennis courts, a water play area for kids, picnic areas with barbecue grills, and so much more. These types of facilities can be found all over the East Bay area, since the East Bay Regional Parks District operates over fifty parks, many of which consist of significant acreage of wild lands, including Anthony Chabot National Park, Tilden Regional Park, and Briones Regional Park, just to name a few.
Thinking about your child’s future and wondering what your educational options are? There’s great news on that front, as well! Not only is the East Bay home to prestigious universities like University of California, Berkeley and Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, but also a plethora of highly ranked community colleges (Chabot College in Hayward, and Las Positas College in Livermore, for example).
On April 2nd of this year, experts at college data website Niche put together a list of the 50 smartest public high schools in the US based primarily on state-assessment proficiency. Among those 50, four of them are located right here in the East Bay, and four more are located not far away in the South Bay.
Looking to commute to and from work? The Bay Area is one of the best cities in the United States when it comes to its public transportation system. Whether you’re living in the East Bay and commuting to work in San Francisco or vice versa, there are plenty of options to get you where you need to be on time. Have a job where you can bike to work? The East Bay is a very bike friendly area, with options like The Iron Horse Trail and other paved regional trails for you to explore while cycling to your destination.
There are many reasons to make the East Bay area your new home. We here at Lifestyle Real Estate Services hope to give you, our readers, a more in-depth look at the communities throughout the East Bay that make it an interesting and wonderful place to live. Below, you can find our “Featured Communities” that we feel deserve to be in the spotlight. We plan to add more and more communities to this section as time allows. Keep an eye on this page to learn more about some of our favorite spots throughout the East Bay!