Redwood Heights, Oakland, California
|Neighborhood of Oakland|
A sign welcoming motorists to Redwood Heights
Location of Redwood Heights in Oakland
Redwood Heights is a mostly middle-class, integrated residential neighborhood in the hills of Oakland, California. It is centered on Redwood Road, which was once a logging road. Currently, Redwood Road is the designation for 35th Avenue starting about a mile or so north of MacArthur Boulevard between Victor Avenue and the Warren Freeway (State Route 13). It includes Redwood Heights Elementary School and a recreation center that doubles as an after-school daycare. It lies at an elevation of 476 feet (145 m).
The homes in Redwood Heights date mainly from the 1920s-1950s and vary greatly in style, from craftsman to "storybook" to ranch; the first development in the area was Avenue Terrace. There is a large rock/stone "obelisk" on the corner of 35th Ave and Victor that says "Avenue Terrace" and may have once been a marker for the development. There is also an Avenue Terrace park, which is located elsewhere in the neighborhood.
Redwood Heights has the important distinction of being one of Oakland's most ethnically diverse neighborhoods with a mostly middle class population. With over 24,500 residents, Whites make up about 33.9% of the population, Blacks 31.3%, Asians 20.5%, and Latinos 15.1%, with other races forming about 1.2% of the population .
The Redwood Heights Neighborhood Association (est. 1944) is one of Oakland's oldest neighborhood associations.
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