Uptown Condos For Sale
Oakland's Uptown Neighborhood has been a steadily growning presence in Oakland since the original concept was begun by former mayor Jerry Brown during his tenure beginning in 2007. The goal was to revitalize the downtown and bring 10,000 new residents into the area to begin to create a new and active living. [Read more...]
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This growth has been underway steadily, and has, with the presence of the popular nearby Jack London Square area, has brought new restaurants, stores, office and condominium buildings that draw people downtown on a regular basis. One of the core sites in the area has been The Uptown Apartments which is a 3 building, 5 story complex which is very popular, and even has it's own dog park for it's canine residents.
The most exciting thing to come about over the years has been the steadily growing "First Friday/Art Murmur" project. This event combines activities from Jack London Square, through the Uptown area, all the way out to 27th and Grand Streets. On first Friday of each month, this whole area is alive with families and friends coming downtown to attend the many music and food festivities going on, but most importantly to visit artists' venues of every size and concept. The Uptown Neighborhood has become the center of artist studios and galleries, and every month, this First Friday/Art Murmur program encourages visits, programs, and tours that allow artists to show off their talents. It is followed in Saturday with the Saturday Stroll that continues the concept.
Additional nearby cultural events can be found at the restored Paramount Theater which hosts the East Bay Symphony, The Oakland Ballet, and The Oakland Museum of California. Lake Merritt is just a few blocks away for those who want to walk or jug along it's shores. This neighborhood is reaching it's goal of being a center of food, art and entertainment, and continues to add more each year.