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Bushrod, Oakland, a small enclave across the Bay from San Francisco, was named the hottest neighborhood of 2017 by real estate site Redfin.
The accolade might come as a surprise to Bay Area locals, in part because there’s not much to do in Bushrod. We bet few could find the three-block-wide micro-neighborhood on a map.
It’s the first time an Oakland neighborhood has made one of Redfin’s “hottest neighborhoods of 2017” lists. The site based the ranking on increases in internet traffic to listings in specific neighborhoods. Bushrod homes typically sell in under two weeks at 115% of the listing price.
I recently spent the afternoon in Bushrod to see if it’s worth the hype.