3457 Rhoda Avenue
Starter Home Heaven! This adorable classic bungalow sits close to Dimond cafes, shops, transit & casual carpool, in one of Oakland's delightful 1920's neighborhoods.
From a broad welcoming front porch, step in and be greeted by lovely refinished hardwood floors throughout. A decorative fireplace is in the living room, as is a generous entry closet for coats and shoes.
The adjacent dining room has a large built-in cabinet.
The kitchen sits behind the dining room and is a clean slate for the next owner's inspiration. Two nice utility spaces at the rear host the washer and room for a dryer. If opened up some day they promise a sweet addition to the kitchen remodel.
The two sunny bedrooms are split by the updated bathroom. There is a shower-over-tub arrangement and extra space for a future stall shower or storage.
At the rear of the home is a bonus space which works well as a home office or crafts space, and great for garden gazing.
The roomy backyard with cool patio is an ideal canvas for the urban gardener. Additionally there is a detached garage and tandem parking on the long driveway.
The intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Fruitvale Avenue is the heart of Oakland's Dimond neighborhood, one of the city's most up-and-coming enclaves.
The walkable neighborhood boasts several major banks, two major grocery stores (Farmer Joe's and Safeway), a pharmacy, and various mom-and-pop businesses:
- Grand Lake Kitchen opened its second location on Dimond @ MacArthur. 3 meals a day, 7 days a week. And a full bar!
- Hive The Place to Bee offers quick coffee and pastries, with friendly gathering space.
- La Farine Bakery keeps everyone spoiled.
- Peet's Coffee is a stalwart and has a large public parking lot at the rear.
- Taqureia Los Comales serves up a reliable (and enormous!) wet burrito, among other reliable savory favorites.
- Oaklandish's Dimond outpost is great for t-shirts and all things Oakland.
- Families appreciate a branch of the Oakland Public Library
- Beloved Dimond Park and Dimond Recreation Center.
The Dimond Improvement Association (DIA) is committed to making the tight-knit neighborhood “a vital, safe and beautiful place” for its residents, and plans community events such as the annual Oaktober festival.
Interstate 580 forms the neighborhood's southern border, a convenient perk for commuters. Those who prefer public transportation can use AC Transit's NL bus line, which runs down MacArthur Boulevard and offers transbay service to downtown San Francisco on both weekdays and weekends. Casual Carpool picks up near Farmer Joe's. Scoot two miles down Fruitvale Ave to the BART station.
Sunday, October 13, from 2:00-4:30pm
Sunday, October 20, from 2:00-4:30pm
Monday, October 14, from 10:00am-1:00pm
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