Overview

Uptown sprawls between Broadway and west towards Brush Street and from 14th Street North to West Grand Avenue. This is an old part of Oakland that was first established around 1900. Architecturally speaking, expect a mix of styles with a large population of Art Deco homes. The entire neighborhood offers exceptional housing as this area of Oakland was named "best place to live" in 2014. Its population provides an eclectic mix that range from young hipsters to professionals and the techie crowd.
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Amenities

This community has numerous amenities available for residents to enjoy.

Homes

Uptown features a wonderful variety of designs for anyone looking to invest in a new home.

Where to Live

Uptown is small so you won't find specific pockets of homes or people. What you will find is an eclectic mix of Art Deco-style homes throughout the neighborhood. You won't find a row of track homes here either, but instead a mix of different home sizes on every block. You will also find people from all backgrounds and lifestyles living and working in this neighborhood. You'll see top management professionals living next to millennials in apartment units as well as families with children who have lived in the same home for many years.

Where to eat

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.

What You'll See

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. Uptown also has a great mix of people from all backgrounds and lifestyles including young professionals, hipsters, families, and children.

Friday Night Fun

Uptown's entertainment is scattered all over the neighborhood where you can expect a range of prices as well as local dive bars and a few upscale spots. 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 at the only beer garden in the area that attracts the blue-collar and hipster crowds. A couple of venues in the area offer both a bar and live entertainment and music like reggae shows and other acts.

The Perfect Sunday

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.

Schools

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  • Public
  • Grades K-5
  • 608 Students
(6 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades 9-12
  • 2014 Students
(21 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades 6-8
  • 524 Students
(15 Reviews)
  • Public
  • Grades K-5
  • 234 Students
(4 Reviews)
Great Schools

Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.

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