San Antonio

San Antonio

Oakland, California Homes for Sale

About San Antonio

Bordering the neighborhoods of East Lake and Fruitvale, the San Antonio district in Oakland, CA is a diverse community of approximately 33,000 residents with a burgeoning local culture. Bordering both Lake Merritt and the Brooklyn Basin, the area is largely surrounded by water and home to several sizable parks, offering residents ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Located approximately 14 miles from San Francisco's civic center and just three miles from downtown Oakland, San Antonio is easily navigated and benefits from its proximity to the Bay Area Rapid Transit and the 880 Freeway. Residents can also take a quick trip across the tidal canal to explore the island city of Alameda which boasts Victorian homes and a trendy downtown area.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $350,000 to $5,695,000

Closed Prices: $250,000 to $2,400,000

Median Sale Price: $830,000

Average $ per sq ft: $515

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $349, $103 to $900/mo, $170

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

Age: 1836 to 2008

Sq. Ft.: 562 to 13453 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 16 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 16 Bathrooms

Around San Antonio

With a cost of living that is 10 percent less than that of greater Oakland, San Antonio provides affordable housing in a diverse setting. There are a variety of housing options available, from Pueblo-styled and Victorian single-family homes to duplexes, apartments, and shared living. Foodies should check out the area around the Alameda Marketplace, which features inexpensive produce and kitchen staples from a large selection of ethnic grocery stores all under one roof. Families with children will appreciate the kid-friendly area surrounding San Antonio Park for family-oriented activities and events.

San Antonio residents enjoy access to the best Southeast Asian and Mexican food in Oakland. International Boulevard, running along the southern border of San Antonio, boasts a bounty of inexpensive ethnic eateries, cafes, bars, and food trucks. Locals craving more fancy dining fare can cross the tidal canal into Alameda or head out for swanky eats in the Grand Lake neighborhood.

Community plays an important role in San Antonio, so you'll frequently see neighbors coming together for events and activities. Cultural events include the Guatemalan Cultural Festival, the Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival, and May Day events in Oakland's oldest city park, San Antonio Park. On Fridays from May through November, you'll likely see plenty of people shopping at the East Oakland Farmers Market, searching for the freshest local and organic produce and edibles.

For nightlife, San Antonio locals typically head over to Fruitvale, Grand Lake, or the nearby island of Alameda for barhopping in venues ranging from dive bars to swanky clubs. Entertainment options abound; Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda brings together residents for a variety of all-ages cultural performances such as Flamenco shows. Film buffs will enjoy watching flicks in the architecturally opulent historic Alameda Theatre & Cineplex. If you are a fan of vino, take your date out for an evening of wine tasting. Grand Lake features a winery specializing in organic California wines, as well as selections from Germany, Italy, and France.

For parents with kids, spend a fun-filled day at the basketball courts, soccer field, playgrounds, and walking paths, then visit the community garden. San Antonio is close to Lake Merritt, so take your friends and your dog for a walk or run along some of the most beautiful shoreline in town or go bird-watching, bicycling, or rent a boat for fun on the water.

Locals Love

  • Affordable housing
  • Alameda Museum
  • God public transportation
  • Oakland's annual marathon

Locals Don't Love

  • Expensive gas bills
  • Not bicycle friendly

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