Crocker Highlands is a neighborhood of traditional homes with varying architectures of English, Spanish, Mediterranean, Normandy, and Swiss Chalet built mostly from 1917-1935. This neighborhood is very friendly and thrives on its tight knit community. The sidewalks with old fashioned street lamps keeps neighbors out and about throughout the day and evening adding to the overall warmth of Crocker. You will not find outdoor electrical wires as they went underground in 1993.
Crocker Highlands has the easiest access to the 580 freeway which gets you into San Francisco and downtown Oakland faster than the other Hills communities. It also lies next to Piedmont and it is difficult to see where one city ends and the other begins.
Many residents belong to the Lakeshore Homes Association, which is the second oldest homeowners association West of the Mississippi formed in 1917. The area was well thought out and planned by developer, Walter Leimert who hired the top landscape architects of the day, the Olmsted Brothers of Boston, who planted all of the lush vegetation and planned community parks seen throughout the neighborhood. Residents of Crocker Highlands also enjoy the proximity to urban amenities and public transportation.