Just a short train ride away from San Francisco, Downtown Oakland is a neighborhood that’s filled with tons of great spots. Beautiful boutiques, nice outdoor areas, and unique restaurants — this downtown area has it all, which makes it extremely easy to love.
That’s why we’re so excited about Common Jefferson, our latest home in Downtown Oakland. Close to all of our favorite shops, restaurants, parks, and attractions, this all-inclusive coliving home makes city living comfortable and convenient. Keep reading to see why we fell in love with Downtown Oakland — who knows, you might discover the perfect neighborhood for you!
The food scene
Filled with an abundance of restaurants, Downtown Oakland has a place for everyone. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’re bound to find the perfect meal.
Italian, American, Vietnamese, you name it — Downtown Oakland has what you’re looking for. Aburaya is a Japanese restaurant that has mouthwatering Japanese fried chicken and seasonal plates. This spot is perfect for a casual weeknight dinner or a quick lunch break during work. For a good slice of pizza and tasty appetizers, head to Parlour. Specializing in wood-fired oven dishes and craft cocktails, this restaurant will easily become your new favorite. Oakland’s oldest Vietnamese restaurant, Pho 84 serves traditional Vietnamese pho and delicious salads, soups, noodle bowls, and rice plates.
The great outdoors
When living in California, the outside areas are equally as important as the indoor places. Lake Merritt is known as one of the most “unique urban spaces” in the United States. Located in the middle of the city, this body of water is a beautiful place to walk, go for a run, or take a tour on a gondola. Just across the street is Preservation Park, a park that includes 16 historic buildings, resembling a late 19th-century Oakland neighborhood.
If you want a top-notch dining experience while also enjoying the weather, make sure you check out Jack London Square, an entertainment and business destination on the waterfront. Offering outdoor recreation, dining, special events, and entertainment opportunities, Jack London Square is a great place to spend your time. It’s one of Oakland’s most identifiable landmarks, as well as a symbol of the city’s history as a seaport.
Easy access to the best of The Bay
Downtown Oakland, the central business district of Oakland, is the perfect place for young professionals, especially those looking to explore different careers. With proximity to San Francisco’s tech scene, Downtown Oakland is a great neighborhood for a full-time commuter or part-time remote worker. It’s also a trading center for the San Francisco Bay Area. Port of Oakland is the busiest port in the San Francisco Bay Area and the fifth busiest port in the United States of America. Common Jefferson is close to the 19th Street/Oakland BART station, which provides easy public transit access for the days you want to explore outside your city.
When you’re done falling in love with Downtown Oakland, come home to Common Jefferson, our favorite part about this lively neighborhood. Our latest home in the East Bay offers all-inclusive coliving suites, private bedrooms, household essentials, community events, and perks to local and national businesses. When you make your home at Common, you’re seconds away from your new favorite spots.