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Old Posted Aug 21, 2020, 11:27 AM
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Welcome! What brings you over here?
I accepted a job offer. I had applied for the same type of position here in Chicago, as well as both Seattle and the SF Bay Area (it's in Fremont but not BART accessible), and was offered the CA position. It's a great job opportunity so Bay Area here I come! Since it's in the East Bay, it makes sense to live in the East Bay. And since I've lived in relatively urban walkable environments for the last 13 years, I'm focusing on Oakland rather than Fremont (which is fine but I much prefer a more walkable urban environment, hence Oakland is the best option in the East Bay).
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2020, 2:55 PM
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^^ Well, good choice! Oakland has honestly changed A LOT in the past 10 years. Their downtown core is continuously evolving but unfortunately, we don't have many eyes there compared to SF and SJ.

Definitely check out:
- Lake Merritt
- Jack London Square
- Alameda (Downtown or grab a drink around Rock Wall Wine Company)
- Walk around UC Berkeley like a student
- Indian Rock Park in Berkeley (Safe area)
- Grizzly Peak (part of UC Berkeley Campus. On top of a hill)
- Go around Marina Park in San Leandro

If you need anymore places to check out, I have A TON! Also, I'm not sure how it's like in your area of Chicago, but do not leave your belongings in your car. There has been a spike in car break ins in the past 2 years but it kinda slowed down cuz of covid. Just a heads up!
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2020, 3:55 PM
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As far as places to live that are urban and walkable in Oakland, I'd take a look at the following areas:

Downtown (Chinatown, Lakeside, Jack London Square)
Uptown
Temescal
Rockridge
Grand Lake
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2020, 11:23 PM
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As far as places to live that are urban and walkable in Oakland, I'd take a look at the following areas:

Downtown (Chinatown, Lakeside, Jack London Square)
Uptown
Temescal
Rockridge
Grand Lake
Yeah, I'll back pretty much all those. My GF lived in Uptown for some time, and we've been around all those, and they're all nice and walkable. They're not of the size and scale of SF, but that's not to say they're not great areas. If you also go to SF a lot, Chinatown, Lakeside, and Uptown have very convenient BART access.
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2020, 12:41 AM
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Yeah, I'll back pretty much all those. My GF lived in Uptown for some time, and we've been around all those, and they're all nice and walkable. They're not of the size and scale of SF, but that's not to say they're not great areas. If you also go to SF a lot, Chinatown, Lakeside, and Uptown have very convenient BART access.
Yup downtown would be my number one choice since it’s more urban over a larger area, close to BART, and walking distance to the Lake as well as all the other districts mentioned since it’s most Central.
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2020, 1:58 AM
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I've been out in the Bay Area many times over the last 6 years and mostly stayed with friends who live in Oakland, so fortunately I'm relatively familiar with the area. Most of those neighborhoods are very much at the top of my search list. Thanks all!
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2020, 2:01 AM
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Drone video from one of my friends

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Old Posted Aug 24, 2020, 2:16 AM
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Beautiful! Love the Lake Merritt area. Thanks for sharing!
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2020, 4:41 PM
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Houston based Hines moving forward on 39-story - 622 ft. skyscraper at 415 20th Street in Downtown Oakland



Hines is in the process of completing their environmental impact report for the first true skyscraper to be built in downtown Oakland.

The majority of international organisations, such as the CTBUH and Emporis, define a skyscraper as a building that reaches or exceeds the height of 150 metres.or 492 feet.



Hines acquired the property at 415 20th Street for $36 million in June, 2019 or roughly $434 per square foot, according to sources with direct knowledge of the transaction. The seller of the property was the University of California Regents who viewed the property as excess corporate real estate. The public entity will be moving into the new office building, The Key at 12th which is currently under construction in downtown Oakland in the near future. Source: Hines Pays $36MM for Oakland Property, Could Redevelop it into 1MM SQFT Project - The Registry





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Here are some renderings from the Oakland City Planning Dept. files for the planned 622 foot skyscraper:



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Night time view - Notice the 3-story building crown consisting of brightly backlit fritted glass and extending structure will define the building top, completing the building silhouette and creating a new identity for the center of Oakland









Renderings Courtesy of -: Kendall Heaton Associates, Inc., Architect of Record & Pickard Chilton, Design Consultants

Credit to aphelion2100
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Old Posted Sep 8, 2020, 10:39 PM
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Oakland







Near Paramount/Fox Theater





There's a proposed project here

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Old Posted Oct 27, 2020, 6:17 AM
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in case anyone missed this

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Old Posted Oct 27, 2020, 1:59 PM
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Does anyone know the exactly location of where I can park if I wanted to go here or walk on the Bay Bridge?
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2020, 3:25 PM
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Does anyone know the exactly location of where I can park if I wanted to go here or walk on the Bay Bridge?
Looks like there's parking just south of the Toll Plaza.

https://goo.gl/maps/vHbq4ckFYXHD9p3L8

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Old Posted Nov 24, 2020, 9:42 PM
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Drone video of Brooklyn Basin from SJ Mercury News

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Old Posted Nov 24, 2020, 10:02 PM
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And the foundation for the 4th residential building is being poured now, in a wedge of a parcel close to 880. Between these 4 projects there will be about 1,000 residential units. Only 2,500 or so to go.

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