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Nestled in-between High Street and 55th Avenue, just south of Interstate-580, Maxwell Park is a popular neighborhood in East Oakland. Originally developed by John P. Maxwell, many of the homes in Maxwell Park were built in the 1920s and 1930s, and when compared to real estate in North Oakland and Downtown Oakland, feature lower prices per square foot. Residents of Maxwell Park are within close proximity to Mills College, small shopping plazas, restaurants, and plenty of public transit options.
As the neighborhood name might suggest, Maxwell Park offers a small community park near Allendale Avenue and Lilac Street. Featuring plenty of trees, a playground, and is directly next to the Peter Pan Nursery School, which has provided a nurturing environment for kids aged 2-6 since 1947. Add in the convenient access to incredible schools like Melrose Leadership Academy, and you can see why families love living in Maxwell Park.
MacArthur Blvd., between Loma Vista and High Street, is just a few blocks from Maxwell Park, and features a variety of popular restaurants, retail stores, and service shops. Some of the notable restaurants include the World Ground Cafe, Fist of Flour Doughjo and Everett and Jones BBQ.
Commuters love Maxwell Park due to the easy access to the AC Transit Route 14, which provides a direct route to the Fruitvale BART station. The bus ride to Fruitvale Station is less than 15 minutes from Maxwell Park, and from here, commuting to the heart of Oakland, or be in San Francisco’s Financial District in less than 30 minutes.