For those who enjoy a night out on the town, Downtown is a great place with 10 bars and clubs. In the search for a new place, don't forget to have a look at the apartments in neighboring Produce And Waterfront and Old City.
Food, Libations and Recreation
To give you some sense of the neighborhood, we should mention a couple of its busiest thoroughfares. Broadway has over a dozen of establishments where it's worth grabbing a bite to eat or simply hanging out. Another busy street to keep in mind when doing research about the area and apartments nearby is Franklin St. Apartment Guide helps you feel good about that year-long lease. Find exactly what you're looking for in Downtown with our apartment finder tool.
Have dinner and drinks out at Genji located on Frank H Ogawa Plz. For post-dinner refreshments, try a nearby watering hole, like Oak Plaza Bar & Grill. Residents can choose from a variety of restaurants in the Downtown area, including pizza, sandwiches and deli snacks. If you're in the mood for drinks, options include Uptown Night Club and Radio. Sometimes food that is fast or familiar is all that will do. In such cases, Burger King and Jamba Juice are both around the proverbial corner.
Theatrical and artistic performances are a main attraction in the Downtown area, especially for local residents. As for other forms of recreation, explore and evoke a sense of wonderment and culture at Downtown's Oakland Museum-Ca Sculpture.
Scan the Yelp page for a more in-depth account of popular places to eat, mix and mingle in Downtown.
Downtown has multiple grocery stores in the area, including S & A Market and Lakeside Market which are both located on 14th St. Head to Colonial Donuts, a bakery on Franklin St., or swing by Specialty's Cafe & Bakery, which is also in the area, and warm up to delicious baked goods and tasty treats.
Twilight Zone and Shyna Co Gift Shop are two of the convenient retail options in Downtown. If you're searching for something unique and thoughtful, Cafe Van Kleef is on Telegraph Ave.
Neighborhood Demographics and Costs of Living
The cost of living in Downtown, part of metropolitan Oakland, is less than it is in Produce And Waterfront. The average household spends $27.1K/year in total expenditures, compared to Produce And Waterfront's $136.5K/year.
The neighborhoods of Downtown and Produce And Waterfront are similar to each other both in terms of the percentage of households that have children and the average household size. In Downtown, the percentage of households with children is 12% and the average household size is 1.46 people per household, and in Produce And Waterfront 9% of households have children and there are 1.71 people per household on average.