About Uptown

The Uptown neighborhood is an older part of Oakland that was first established around 1900. While Uptown is a smaller neighborhood, don't let its size fool you. This slice of Oakland is packed with both single-family homes and newer condo buildings. There are plenty of up-and-coming restaurants tucked away in the area, and the neighborhood touches three parks and borders Lake Merritt, so residents are never without opportunities for activities. Its population provides an eclectic mix that ranges from hipsters to professionals, and the techie crowd.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $525,000 to $2,700,000

Closed Prices: $400,000 to $1,620,000

Median Sale Price: $601,286

Average $ per sq ft: $647

Association Fee Ranges: $103 to $825/mo

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

Age: 1896 to 2009

Sq. Ft.: 630 to 2161 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 3 Bathrooms

Around Uptown

This isn't the neighborhood for track homes or uniformity; instead, each block boasts an eclectic mix of housing styles. Particularly notable are the Art Deco- style homes you can find throughout the area. The people living here are as diverse as its architecture-- you'll find people from all backgrounds and lifestyles living and working in this neighborhood.

The restaurants in Uptown have a heavy Asian influence that ranges from Japanese and American infused cuisine to traditional lunch and dinner eateries. There are plenty of artsy cafes where you can stop and catch up with friends over coffee, tea, or a light meal. There is a small listing of traditional restaurants that offer a full sampling of Latin flavor. For the late-night crowd, you can find a few restaurants open late that serve good, hearty food.

Uptown is an active neighborhood where you can see people walking, biking, or just hanging out. Walk around to see people listening to music or barbecuing outdoors in their backyards. People are typically friendly and will say hello to you as you walk by them on the sidewalk. You'll also witness many bicyclists riding around in the area.

Whether you are looking for a low-key night out or are in the mood to be a little fancy, Uptown's entertainment scene will have something to suit your needs. You can find more beer joints along Grand Avenue and more music and upscale venues along the I-980. On Friday nights, you can find people gathering at a popular beer garden and a couple of venues in the area offer live music and entertainment.

Sunday in Uptown can start off with brunch followed by a walk around Snow Park where you can enjoy a bit of greenery. You can also stroll along Glen Echo Creek for a view of the water for a peaceful afternoon. Afterwards, you can hit up a beer garden with friends to unwind before the work week begins.

Locals Love

  • Easy access to public transportation
  • Mix of fine dining and affordable food spots
  • Plenty of entertainment and bar options

Locals Don't Love

  • Busy on weekends
  • Trendy and expensive

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