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Living in Downtown Oakland

Downtown is the most walkable neighborhood in Oakland with 16,449 residents.

Downtown has excellent public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Koreatown-Northgate, Produce and Waterfront, Merritt, Adams Point, Acorn, Oak Center and Ralph Bunche.

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Walk Score of Downtown, Oakland, CA

Downtown is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Oakland's Prettiest Crosswalk

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canondill graffiti

Daily errands do not require a car in Downtown Oakland.

Downtown is the most walkable neighborhood in Oakland with a Walk Score of 97.

Find apartments in Oakland's most walkable neighborhoods: Downtown, Koreatown-Northgate and Piedmont Avenue.

Downtown Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Downtown to other Oakland neighborhoods.

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Population

1 Downtown 97 84 84 16,449
2 Koreatown-Northgate 97 76 95 2,507
3 Piedmont Avenue 92 55 81 8,635

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 462 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Downtown.

People in Downtown can walk to an average of 32 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Specialty's Cafe & Bakery in Downtown, Oakland

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

Photo of I B's Hoagies in Downtown, Oakland

I B's Hoagies

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thumbnail for Oakland's Prettiest CrosswalkA decorated crosswalk in Oakland Chinatown that makes crossing the street feel special.

Jessica Pfeifer
on Oakland's Prettiest Crosswalk

Transit Score of Downtown, Oakland, CA

Downtown has Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips. Find Downtown Oakland apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Downtown has excellent public transportation and about 21 bus and 3 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Downtown on public transit.

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Downtown has about 25 car shares from City CarShare, RelayRides, Zipcar and Getaround.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Downtown Oakland? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

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9th and Washington, Oakland, CA 94607

Photo of Preservation Park in Downtown, Oakland

Preservation Park

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Old Town Square Condos

Bike Score of Downtown, Oakland, CA

Downtown is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Crime in Downtown

= Lowest Crime

Downtown has less personal crime and less property crime per person than the Oakland average.

Downtown Crime Rate

Compared to all Oakland neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Downtown Oakland?

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Photo of People Of Oakland: The Gardener in Downtown, Oakland

People Of Oakland: The Gardener

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Oakland Flower Market

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Scenic views

Photo of Markets in Downtown, Oakland

Markets

Photo of Alameda County Superior Court in Downtown, Oakland

Alameda County Superior Court

Photo of Old Oakland Sidewalk in Downtown, Oakland

Old Oakland Sidewalk

thumbnail for Oakland Flower MarketIt doesn't look like much from the outside...but beautiful fresh flowers and floral accessories await inside!

Jessica Pfeifer
on Oakland Flower Market

Photo of 9th and Washington, Oakland, CA 94607 in Downtown, Oakland

9th and Washington, Oakland, CA 94607

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Lincoln Elementary School

Photo of Brown Couch Cafe in Downtown, Oakland

Brown Couch Cafe

Photo of Metal Sculpture in Downtown, Oakland

Metal Sculpture

thumbnail for MarketsMore open air markets in Chinatown, these can oftentimes expand the length of an entire block

Emily Pankey
on Markets

Photo of Napoleon Super Bakery, 810 Franklin St. in Downtown, Oakland

Napoleon Super Bakery, 810 Franklin St.

Photo of Preservation Park in Downtown, Oakland

Preservation Park

Photo of Preservation Park in Downtown, Oakland

Preservation Park

thumbnail for Old Oakland SidewalkSome of the sidewalks are layered to allow for beautiful lighting and more shopping!

Emily Pankey
on Old Oakland Sidewalk

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