Temescal

Craftsman bungalows and early 20th century architecture are abundant in the quaint community of Temescal. Primarily a single family neighborhood, many homes boast large flat backyards and beautiful gardens. The population here frequents the establishments of Telegraph Avenue, a hot spot during its annual street fair.  Bakesale Bettys is all the rage for the best homemade pastries in town and the cultural diversity in the restaurant scene includes Burmese, Moroccan, Spanish, and Mexican dining. In high school, I’d go off campus for lunch and frequent the Giovanni’s authentic Italian deli. One of Oakland’s oldest neighborhoods, Temescal is a stone’s throw to the MacArthur BART station as well as bus lines and freeways.

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