Lower Bottoms


The Lower Bottoms is a residential area in West Oakland that is bounded by Mandela Parkway on the east, 7th Street on the south, Grand Avenue to the north, and by the former Oakland Army Base to the west. The closed base is undergoing a major overhaul as part of a redevelopment project in the area. Once complete, the neighborhood will have newer homes, offices, and retail spaces.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$540,000 to $849,000
  • Closed Prices:$328,000 to $1,335,000
  • Median Sale Price:$630,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$510
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0,$100 to $476/mo,$0 to $263
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1873 to 2018
  • Sq. Ft.:572 to 4,811Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 8Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:0 to 5Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes: - 5+ acres


This community has numerous amenities available for residents to enjoy.


Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.

Where to Live

As a neighborhood on the upswing, there are a number of housing options. Choices include renovated Victorian homes throughout the area and new construction condominiums and lofts with loads of amenities. There are also rental homes and apartment units in the neighborhood. Homes located near the freeway or BART station will experience more noise and traffic.

Where to Eat

Lower Bottoms has several local restaurants that are open for breakfast and lunch and a select few that serve dinner. Locals enjoy casual dining spots for breakfast or lunch along Filbert Street or 3rd Street. Other restaurants in the vicinity include delicious soul food on Mandela Parkway as well as sandwich shops or Chinese take-out located on 10th Street.

What You'll See

The Village Bottoms Cultural District is a commercial hub that aims to revitalize the neighborhood's culture and history with local community organizers. With neighborhood in the midst of a transition, you'll see new construction and remodeling of homes throughout the area. Many of the renovated homes are old Victorians that are getting new updates. Lower Bottoms is a predominantly residential area so expect to see families with children as well as young professionals, artists, and entrepreneurs.

Friday Night Fun

Friday night heralds the weekend, and The Lower Bottoms is no exception. Begin with dinner and drinks at a Senegalese restaurant that is also a bar and dance club late at night. Afterwards, stop in at one of the local bars to hear some soul music. End the evening by getting a coffee at a café on Broadway that's open till midnight.

The Perfect Sunday

A perfect Sunday in Lower Bottoms starts with a hearty and authentic soul food breakfast at one of the restaurants in the area. View a piece of cinema history by visiting the 16th Street Train Station, which was the set for the 2005 film "Rent." End your Sunday with a walk around the community and witness the architecture of the rehabbed Victorian homes.


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