Cleveland Heights Oakland

The Cleveland Heights Oakland Neighborhood

Cleveland Heights Oakland is also known as China Hill because of its strong Chinese community which took root there in the 1950s. Cleveland Heights is presumably named after Cleveland Street and afterward the Cleveland Cascade, which is where Cleveland Street would cross if it stretched all the way to Lakeshore Avenue. Haddon Hill was partitioned as “Boulevard Heights” in 1893, but little was done with the area. Then Fred Wood began to construct in the local area, and the region became known as “Lakemont.” In 1910, the moniker Peralta Heights was adopted to identify the streets Chicago, Newton, Athol, Brooklyn, and Hanover. This name came about as a reaction to the original Peralta family. Today, the higher-end homes in the San Antonio area of East Oakland. It remains a peaceful residential community that’s only a short drive away from modern city amenities. Easy travel is possible through the US I-580 access.


Cleveland Heights’ Great Lake Merritt

The access to Lake Merritt is a great feature of the Cleveland Heights neighborhood. Lake Merritt has a circumference of 3.4 miles and a land area of 155 acres. Considered a Jewel of Oakland, the attraction is attached to a couple of amenities. We’ve noted down some of the best ones below to make it easy for new and would-be residents.

Lakeside Park: There are so many enjoyable activities and places to have an adventure while visiting this park. You can stroll along the 1923-built Edoff Memorial Bandstand. Visitors can also jog along paved trails or visit the Junior Center of Arts & Science.

The Rotary Nature Center: This citywide interpretive facility maintains and protects Lake Merritt, North America’s first wildlife refuge. They offer science lectures, environmental classes, youth summer programs, and information on urban wildlife issues.

Children’s Fairyland: This attraction is set on the banks of Lake Merritt. It is known as America’s first fairytale theme park. Fairyland has been a low-tech, high-touch playground for little ones who want to dream, play, and learn since 1950. The park is also home to the Open Storybook Puppet Theater, the country’s oldest continually functioning theater of its kind.


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Activities For Residents

Cleveland Heights combines the finest of Oakland’s past and present with traditional beauty and modern energy. Aside from the stunning views of the lake and the Downtown skyline, the community has numerous locations for a variety of activities. For more than just communing with nature, you can go shopping, eat out, and have some casual meetups at one of the nearby bars. So we’ve written all these venues down for you so you don’t have to waste time trying to explore the area before moving in.

Restaurants & Cafes:

  • Leaning Tower
  • Grand Lake Kitchen
  • Top Dog
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Rooz Cafe
  • Baggy’s By The Lake
  • Pho Anh Dao
  • Portal
  • Tacos Mi Rancho
  • Shakewell
  • Sister
  • The Star On Grand
  • Taqueria El Cruzero

Bars & Pubs:

  • Ruby Room
  • Heart & Dagger Saloon
  • Mad Oak Bar ‘N’ Yard
  • Brotzeit Lokal

Parks & Recreation:

  • Pine Knoll Park
  • Live Oak Pool
  • Eastshore Park
  • Warren Hook Park
  • Oakland Lawn Bowling Club


  • Preston Ray Fitness
  • Julie’s Garage Gym
  • Brightside Barbell
  • Plant Based Fitness


  • Grand Lake Farmers Market
  • Walgreens
  • Food 24-Hour Convenience Market


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