2873 Butters Drive
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.
Woodminster Lane is a secondary, smaller retail zone at the base of Joaquin Miller road, populated by quaint storefronts including a well-stocked neighborhood hardware store. This charming commercial district sits just below the bounty of Joaquin Miller Park, which offers hiking and mountainbiking trails, a children's playground, a dog park, and an amphitheater offering seasonal theater and music performaces.
Montclair is home to fine-arts festivals throughout the year and a jazz festival in the late summer that enlivens the street scene.