Temescal is a North Oakland neighborhood that is named after Temescal Creek. The neighborhood once housed the estate of Vincente Peralta—the son of an influential Spanish soldier who first helped claim the East Bay territory for the King of Spain. It is one of Oakland’s oldest neighborhoods with structures dating back to the late 1800s. Although the boundaries have shifted over time, the business district is centered on Telegraph Avenue, which spans from approximately 36th to 55th Street.
Temescal is a favorite locale for foodies, bicycle-enthusiasts, hipsters, students and families alike. Temescal is largely a dense residential neighborhood with Victorian and early 1900s Bungalows as a common architectural element. However the area is also uniquely walkable to many shops and parks as well. It is a charming, lively, and diverse neighborhood that boasts some of the most delicious specialty and global-inspired eateries in the city, including Bakesale Betty’s, Pizzaiolo, Mariposa Gluten-free Bakery, Barlata Tapas, Subrosa Coffee and Burma Superstar.
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