From a 100+ year-old golf course to recreational parks, sports facilities, and other amenities, Upper Rockridge has many reasons to never stray far from home.
The Claremont Country Club, located in the Upper Rockridge neighborhood, is adjacent to the Oakland Hills and the city of Piedmont. It is one of the preeminent private clubs in the Bay Area. The 100+ year-old club includes an 18-hole golf course redesigned in 1926 by noted course architect Alister MacKenzie, plus seven tennis courts, two outdoor pools and a fitness facility. Members enjoy dining and social events in the beautiful Tudor-style clubhouse built in 1929 and renovated over the years. Claremont Country Club provides a quiet place to enjoy all the amenities of a first-class club and offers a beautiful setting for private events.
named the top bay area private school, “college prep” is only a mile away
An Oakland school known for turning out a high number of nationally-ranked chess players, CPS topped a list of the best private high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2017, according to Niche, an education review site—the Yelp for schools.
Founded in 1960, the College Preparatory School in Oakland places an estimated 29% of graduates into Stanford University, MIT, or Ivy League schools, according to a 2010 ranking from Forbes. The magazine named College Prep the 17th best private high school in America.
the swimming area at Temescal Regional Recreation Area
A day at the beach is only five minutes away.
Rockridge’s Market Hall
This gourmet emporium has been a mecca for foodies, coffee addicts, and strollers since opening in 1987.
ROCKRIDGE SHOPPING DISTRICT
Anyone who lives in the Rockridge area, or who passes through the Rockridge BART station in Oakland, is sure to notice Market Hall. The developers of Market Hall, siblings Sara, Tony and Peter Wilson, wanted to give the Bay area an alternative to the weekly treks to the supermarket, so they pooled their talents and developed the only European style market place in the Bay area.
Recognizable for its unique architectural design as well as the eight individual food and flower shops that open to the sidewalk, Market Hall is a bustling cornerstone to the unique, active and alluring Rockridge district.
market hall bakery
The aim of the Market Hall bakers is to offer a wide array of house-baked specialties that stem from tradition, but bring a fresh sensibility to the classics.
The morning pastries are second-to-none in the area, with freshly-baked croissants, danish, scones, muffins and buns coming out of the ovens all morning. They also have fresh, steel-cut oatmeal served with a choice of toppings available every day.
If you're not an early riser, line up for the fresh cheese bread in the afternoon -- an addictive and intoxicating blend of cheeses tucked into a chewy knob of dough and baked to bubbling perfection.
Highwire Coffee Roasters started in 2011 with the relatively straightforward goal of buying, roasting and blending coffees that they love to share.
The Highwire founders have 20+ years experience in which to maximize the potential within each bean. One founder is a World Barista Championship certified judge, and as such, gains access to some of the best baristas in the world.