Chinatown, Oakland Real Estate & Homes
While Oakland’s Chinatown is sometimes overshadowed by the mega tourist attraction that’s become of nearby San Francisco’s Chinatown, this particular part of Oakland is a bustling part of the city that’s filled with plenty of shopping, dining, and things to do. The pan-Asian markets scattered all throughout Oakland's Chinatown help make shopping for just about anything a fun and unique experience, and unlike in San Francisco’s Chinatown, you’ll rarely have to fight the dense tourist crowds that fill the streets on an almost daily basis. The two major attractions in the neighborhood include the Oakland Asian Cultural Center and the Pacific Renaissance Plaza, but every year, thousands also flock to the neighborhood for the annual Oakland Chinatown StreetFest, which is put on by the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce and is billed as one of the largest Asian American festivals in the entire country.
Chinatown Neighborhood Homes for Sale, Oakland
Oakland Chinatown Real Estate
Because Oakland Chinatown is situated so close to downtown, condos occupy a large portion of the neighborhood’s housing landscape. The 16-story Pacific Renaissance building, which also includes plenty of retail and restaurant space in addition to its 200 condominium residences, is perhaps the most recognizable condo building in all of Oakland Chinatown, but countless smaller buildings and other developments also help make the condo market here robust. Easy access to the neighborhood makes living in Chinatown convenient, as Interstate 880 acts as the southern boundary line, and the Lake Merritt subway station connects residents to just about every other part of the Bay Area as well.