Posts Tagged ‘West Oakland’

People’s Community Market finally secures West Oakland location

March 22, 2016

This is great news and a big deal for the neighborhood and the community in West Oakland!

People’s Community Market finally secures West Oakland location


What is Dogtown Art District?

November 8, 2011

Dogtown Art District? Where’s that? This is the 2nd in a series of neighborhood videos from the Oakland Association of Realtors® about changing and uplifting the perception of Oakland! Our Own Brad Watson Breaks Down this Eclectic Oakland Neighborhood!

Brad Watson
Broker Associate
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The Cigar Factory Lofts

December 16, 2010

Spectacular brick & timber West Oakland lofts
priced from the high $200ks to the high $400ks

Beautiful and rare brick and timber historic warehouse, the Cigar Factory Lofts offer quintessential loft living in one of the hottest Oakland neighborhoods!

Well-appointed finishes and details in each unique floorplan include:

– Rich architectural elements, including exposed roof trusses and wooden beams, and exposed masonry red walls and clean modern finishes throughout including simple square moldings and smooth surfaces
– High efficiency luxury stainless steel appliances including gas stove, dishwasher, microwave/hood, refrigerator, and full size side by side washer and dryer
– Cherry cabinets, honed natural stone countertops, prep islands, and hot water dispensers in kichens
– Large tubs in all baths
– High-quality fixtures and faucets
– Maple hardwood flooring throughout
– New flat glass skylights in all 2nd floor units
– Large operable windows in light wells to provide additional light and ventilation
– Bike parking area in lobby with lockable bike rack
– Security cameras on building exterior with interior monitoring system

“Green” features:
– LED lighting throughout which dramatically reduces energy consumption
– High-efficiency gas furnaces with HEPA filters for premium air quality
– High-efficiency appliances
– Low-flow toilets and showers
– No-VOC interior paint
– Tankless hot water heaters
– Refurbished wooden windows to maintain historic facade
– Reclaimed wood flooring in common area from the original Cigar Factory
– Recycled content insulation

Contact us if you would like to check out one of these stunning lofts for yourself!


Listing Agent: Sara Garabedian from Red Oak Realty 510.280.2105

Discover Dogtown!

April 14, 2010

What is Dogtown?

Dogtown is a small and diverse neighborhood in West Oakland named for the dogs that once guarded the local junkyards. A mix of artist studios, modern loft houses, and revived Victorian homes has since replaced the guard dogs and the junkyards. True to its history, the area retains a balance of residential, light-industrial and work-shop uses.

Dogtown presents an excellent opportunity to live and work in an exciting and developing community situated in the heart of the Bay Area.

The Dogtown Arts District is conveniently situated on the Emeryville border adjacent to the Bay Bridge on-ramp. Dogtown features an eclectic mix of architecture ranging from Queen Anne Victorians to modern live/work lofts. An easy walk to Starbuck’s, Brown Sugar Kitchen, Can’t Fail Cafe, Home Depot and other retail outlets.

What’s happening in Dogtown?

Extra Space Storage is putting the finishing touches on arguably the best looking mini-storage facility in the Country! In addition to providing a new colorful structure to the neighborhood the building will have a glass-walled, 3,000 square foot retail space on the corner. The owner has been in conversations with local vendors and is planning on a coffee shop, a florist, and other neighborhood serving retail services in a market hall style format. Look for this to wrap up this summer!

City Slickers Farms has started construction on what will be a beautiful urban organic farm. City Slickers is a West Oakland based non-profit that focuses  on growing affordable fresh produce on urban farms throughout West Oakland. When completed, the park will have produce fruits and vegetables that will be sold on location on Saturdays. The park will have a community space in the front and be surrounded by a beautiful fence made from reclaimed wood and lined with espalier fruit trees.

The Dogtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) has recently applied for a City of Oakland grant for $75,000 to add street trees, motion activated lights, a new modern fence and to paint the façade of the building on the corner of 34th and Hollis St. The façade improvement will make the corner of 34th & Hollis one of the most bright and colorful in the East Bay!

Who lives in Dogtown?

In addition to the many homeowners who have lived here for 20 + years, Dogtown has become home to an influx of new working professionals and first-time homebuyers that have found Dogtown the best place to make their initial home purchase. The neighborhood has also seen tremendous growth in small, local businesses that have decided relocate to the warehouse shop spaces in the area.

For more information about Dogtown, please contact:

Michelle Vasey, Co-Owner
510.594.2400 x 223\

Andy Read, Broker
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