33 Cortez Court
This charming 3Bdrm/2Bth Montclair Hills Retreat, tucked away on a private cul-de-sac, features a welcoming open floor plan, updated eat-in kitchen and bath, spacious master suite with attached family room or home office, and fantastic indoor-outdoor flow throughout. With majestic views of the Bay and stunning sunsets, this lovely home also offers an expansive lot and flat lawn for play. Entertain to your heart’s content or escape from the world beyond to a peaceful Zen-like environment. List price: $998,000.
Tucked away in the wooded hills and winding streets above Oakland, Montclair is a small community with an appealing central shopping district. Sizable custom homes, along with a mix of Mediterranean, Craftsman, and contemporary-style homes are situated on forested lots, offering an elegant retreat from the city. The Montclair Business District is a throwback to a simpler time before strip malls, megamalls, and big-box stores. Residents can find everything they need, from dry cleaning and groceries to restaurants. Local restaurant favorites include the Montclair Egg Shop, Flipper’s Gourmet Burgers, and Crogan’s Montclair Restaurant. Gourmet specialty items are available at Le Bonbon, and Farmstead Wine and Cheese. A farmers market on Sundays provides fresh local produce and baked goods. Montclair is home to fine-arts festivals throughout the year and a jazz festival in the late summer that enlivens the street scene.