Maxwell Park, Oakland, California
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A view over Maxwell Park
Location of Maxwell Park in Oakland
Maxwell Park is a neighborhood in Oakland, California located in the foothills of the city. It is geographically bordered by MacArthur Blvd, High Street, Trask Street, Foothill Blvd, and 55th Avenue and is adjacent to Mills College, I-580, Brookdale Park, and the Fairfax neighborhood. It lies at an elevation of from 138 feet to its highest point of 266 feet on Knowland Ave (42 m).
The area is named after its developer, John P. Maxwell. The original development area was bounded by 55th Avenue, Trask Street, Monticello Avenue and Camden Street.
The land was opened zoned for development on May 7, 1921 and Burritt and Shealey, the main developers were the same developers from many of the homes in the nearby upscale enclave of Piedmont.
Nearby streetcar transportation and a salubrious climate were cardinal selling points. It is in East Oakland's justly famed 'warm belt'. The streetcars were replaced by AC Transit buses in 1960. Lines 17 and 47 service the neighborhood to and from the Fruitvale BART station, along with Lines 57 and NL.
- Maxwell Park (a city park)
- Fremont High School
- Home of Peace Cemetery
- Mills College
- Melrose Leadership Academy
- Urban Montessori Charter School
- Courtland Creek
- "Neighborhood Search Map". Oakland Museum of California. Archived from the original on 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2011-07-29.
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