Completed in 2002, The Essex at 1 Lakeside Drive is a luxurious, 270-unit, high-rise condominium development located on the shores of Lake Merritt in the Oakland neighborhood sometimes referred to as the Gold Coast. The Essex complex consists of a nine-story residential building and its landmark, 20-story high-rise tower that is topped with swanky penthouse units.
Condos in The Essex, regardless of whether they are studio apartments or larger one or two bedroom units, are well appointed with high ceilings, private terraces, and large windows - many offering expansive views of Lake Merritt, the city, and the Oakland Hills. Amenities at The Essex are top-of-the-line and include a 24-hour lobby attendant and full service concierge, fitness and business centers, a heated infinity pool and spa on the garden terrace, and controlled underground parking. Wi-Fi is conveniently available in the business center and pool area.
Condos for sale at 1 Lakeside Dr, Oakland
With three BART stations (Lake Merritt, the 12th Street station, and the 19th Street station) within an easy walk, residents at 1 Lakeside Drive are literally no more than 30 minutes away, portal to portal, from the heart of San Francisco and other East Bay destinations. Nearby freeways make driving a convenient option for those who need, or want, their own transportation.