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About Jingletown

Bordered by the Park Street and Fruitvale bridges as well as the I-880, Jingletown—also known as the North Kennedy Tract—is one of the fastest growing arts districts in the Bay Area. Jingletown's name originates from the area's colorful past as a multi-cultural enclave during the industrial boom. In those days, many residents didn't trust banks to save their earnings, so they kept their pockets filled with the coins they earned which "jingled." Today, Jingletown attracts artists from all over the country who have put their own unique stamp on the neighborhood. Running from East 12th Street to the Brooklyn Basin, Jingletown is one of East Oakland's most interesting neighborhoods.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $500,000 to $725,000

Closed Prices: $440,000 to $1,085,000

Median Sale Price: $659,000

Average $ per sq ft: $603

Association Fee Ranges: $265 to $525/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1908 to 2017

Sq. Ft.: 845 to 1993 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 3 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 1 acres

Around Jingletown

The northern end of Jingletown is mostly commercial. Single-family homes, condos, and apartments are found mostly south of 29th Avenue. The other residences are just east of Interstate 880, north of the Fruitvale BART station. In many areas, homes and businesses share the same block. Many recently renovated row homes, originally built during the early 1900s, have been turned into condos or apartments with modern amenities.

Eateries in Jingletown reflect the area's cultural history. Within neighborhood borders, you'll find Salvadorian, Mexican, Kosher, and old-fashioned American fare. One example is the Buttercup Diner and Bar. It's been offering American comfort food since 1988, and it's considered a local hangout. If you prefer cooking at home, the Fruitvale Public Market is just over Jingletown's eastern border. Several small businesses take part in the indoor/outdoor market that's open year-round.

Take a walk through Jingletown and you're bound to run into buildings sporting bold, colorful murals, such as the oversized painted man on the Jingletown Arts and Business Community Center. Find your way to the Rue de Merde on Peterson Street, a dog-friendly walk that's filled with colorful murals and mosaics. A local favorite is "A Loving Tribute" by Carlos Jahen which depicts dogs of nearly every shape and size.

Folks looking to spend a night out on the town often head to Quinn's Lighthouse, an eatery that once was a real lighthouse. Meet for a drink in the vintage pub or dine on fresh seafood in the adjacent restaurant. Locals also head to Ale Industries, a decade-old brew pub offering tastings all week and special discounts on Friday nights. For something more artistic, check out the 2nd Friday Jingletown Art Walk. Held in the evenings on the second Friday of each month, the Art Walk showcases a number of galleries, shops, and street vendors selling their unique wares.

Sunday is the perfect day to head over to Jack London Square, just outside of Jingletown's northern border. Named for author Jack London, who grew up on Oakland's waterfront, the square is home to the Last Chance Saloon, a London haunt that's now a National Literary Landmark. The working pub is just as rustic as it was in the late 1800s when it was built. On Sundays, the Jack London Square Farmers Market is in full swing, and more than a dozen restaurants are open for business. Visit the various shops or book a sailing excursion on San Francisco Bay. If you've got energy left, head for the Regal Cinemas Jack London to catch a movie.

Locals Love

  • Proximity to Downtown Oakland and Alameda
  • Transportation
  • Union Point Park & Marina

Locals Don't Love

  • Freeway noise
  • Heavy commute traffic

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