Jingletown

Overview

Jingletown, also known as the North Kennedy Tract, is one of the fastest growing arts districts in the Bay Area that's bordered by the Park Street and Fruitvale bridges and the I-880. Jingletown's name originates from the area's colorful past as a multi-cultural enclave that had many of its working-class residents looking for work during the industrial boom.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$554,000
  • Closed Prices:$240,000 to $763,393
  • Median Sale Price:$590,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$447
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $329.09,$0 to $531/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1895 to 2017
  • Sq. Ft.:300 to 2,022Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 4Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 3Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes: - 5+ acres

Amenities

This community has numerous amenities available for residents to enjoy.

Homes

Jingletown offers a variety of home designs to fit any buyer.

Where to Live

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. Recent renovations of row homes originally built during the early 1900s are combined with modern amenities that have a vintage look, and many have been turned into condos or apartments.

Where to Eat

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 Grill and Bar. It's been offering American comfort food since 1988 and is 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.

What You'll See

Take a walk through Jingletown and you are bound to run into buildings sporting bold primary colors or murals. Some, like the Choices Mural, are created by one-time graffiti artists that now have a legitimate place to paint. Other murals are more formal, 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 that's filled with dogs of nearly every species.

Friday Night Fun

Folks wanting to spend a night out on the town often head for Quinn's Lighthouse, an eatery that once was a real lighthouse that guarded the entrance to Oakland's harbor. Meet for a drink in the vintage pub or dine on fresh seafood in the adjacent restaurant. Or, head for 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, you'll find a number of galleries, shops, and street vendors selling their unique wares.

The Perfect Sunday

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 is 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

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

Locals Don't Love

Heavy commute traffic • Freeway noise.

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  • Public
  • Grades 6-8
  • 323 Students
(13 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades 6-8
  • 550 Students
(10 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades K-5
  • 301 Students
(3 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades K-5
  • 336 Students
(1 Review)
  • Public
  • Grades 6-8
  • 403 Students
(3 Reviews)
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