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Welcome to Blackhawk

Nestled right outside of Oakland, Blackhawk is a private and highly-sought-after place to live. This elegantly planned community has a population of approximately 10,000 residents who enjoy the prestigious country club, two golf courses, a sports complex, restaurants, and 24-hour security. 

The origins of Blackhawk began in the late 1970s when a Florida real estate developer broke ground. This residential community comprises 2,400 homes, while 2,000 acres were dedicated to open space as part of the Mount Diablo State Park.

A drive through this residential community reveals a variety of architectural styles, including English Tudor, French Provincial, and Greek Revival—to name a few. With a median home price exceeding $1,300,000, there’s no question that Blackhawk is home to some of the most luxurious homes in all of the East Bay. Many of these properties extend over 5,000 square feet and reflect superior craftsmanship designed by industry professionals. 

What to Love

  • A highly exclusive community 

  • Upscale dining at Blue Gingko 

  • Abundance of social and recreational activities

People & Lifestyle 

A gated community, Blackhawk is perfect for those who desire a more secluded and private lifestyle. Blackhawk consists of six individual neighborhoods, all of which are gated and connected by a three-mile-long jogging trail. 

The lifestyle here is nothing short of refined and affluent, offering the best of Contra Coast living. Retirees and families comprise a large percentage of the population here. Residents enjoy the stunning scenery, year-round warm temperatures, and unmatched amenities. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Blackhawk might be considered a relatively small town, but it is far from boring. Living here allows you to take advantage of the plethora of dining, shopping, and entertainment options available. For a casual dining experience, head over to Fat Maddie’s. Family-owned and operated, this local restaurant is the pinnacle of farm-to-table dining. Here, you can enjoy fresh and healthy cuisine along with local beer or wine. Similan Thai Cuisine is another local spot that is beloved for its dedication to authentic Thai food. Try classics such as tom ka soup, curries, and vegetables in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. If you prefer sushi, then you don’t want to miss out on Blue Gingko. Enjoy Japanese fare in a lively restaurant with a sushi bar. 

For some of the best shopping in the area, head over to Blackhawk Plaza. This one-of-a-kind plaza offers upscale restaurants, luxury shops, and local boutiques. This elegantly designed plaza has an aquatically landscaped interior courtyard and terraced buildings.

Things to Do 

After you’ve shopped ‘til you drop, you can enjoy everything else this illustrious community has to offer. The Blackhawk Plaza Summer Concert Series brings the community together over live music. This free event takes place every Friday night during the summer and hosts a variety of musical genres. From original artists to tribute bands, a night here is a memorable experience.

Blackhawk Museum is nestled in the heart of Blackhawk Plaza. The museum is the perfect place to visit if you want to learn more about the history and culture of the region. It also houses 90 classic cars of different makes and models. Stop by and spend an afternoon learning about history or marveling at the colorful assortment of classic automobiles. 


Blackhawk is home to some of the most renowned educational institutions in the area. Top schools include:

  • Golden View Elementary School, K-5

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