2875 Glascock Street #207
At A Glance
This bright, spacious and airy loft is larger than average and perfectly located for shopping, dining and enjoying the best of the Bay area! Close to BART and minutes from Alameda with a Walkscore 82, this special Waterpark Lofts condominium is set along the Oakland Estuary waterfront across from Alameda near the Park Street bridge. Upon entering this spacious one bedroom/open loft style home you are immediately captivated by the soaring height of the ceilings, the gleaming polished concrete floors on the main level, the versatile floor plan, the large galley-style kitchen and the open upper-level space containing the bedroom and full bath with gorgeous refinished floors. The many wood-framed windows and skylights allow lovely natural light to permeate the space enhancing the sense of vast openness. The gated complex has secured parking with designated spaces and easy access to public transportation, Downtown, Jack London Square and freeways . This 27-unit development was built in 2002 and was designed by acclaimed architect Thomas Dolan. The complex is built around a large landscaped central courtyard and fountain with adjacent outdoor waterfront space offering residents convenient access to the boardwalk/marina. This home is not to be missed!
One spacious loft bedroom
One full bath
Gleaming polished concrete floors on main level
Freshly refinished wood floor on upper level
Two skylights and many wood framed windows
Spacious, airy and great natural light
In unit laundry (hook ups only)
Blocks from Fruitvale BART
Designated parking space
Central courtyard and fountain
Jingletown and Downtown Alameda
Jingletown is a pocket arts community in Oakland, California, adjacent to the Oakland Estuary, and about two miles southeast of Lake Merritt. It is bounded by the Park Street and Fruitvale Bridges, which connect Oakland to the City of Alameda. It is part of the area called Fruitvale in East Oakland. Some of the highlights of the neighborhood include the Gray Loft Gallery considered a hidden gem in Jingletown (voted Best Art Gallery by Oakland Magazine 2016 & 17), Jingletown Art Studios, Ford Street Studios all part of the active artist community. Fun stuff happens at the "Just Dance Ballroom" (2500 Embarcadero). Check out
Originally it was part of an area called San Antonio, Oakland, California. The settlement that became San Antonio began in 1851 when James Buskirk Larue bought land from Peralta, west of San Antonio Creek. The site was west of Clinton. Larue built a store and wharf, and a community grew up around them. The San Francisco and Oakland Railroad built a station at San Antonio. When the Central Pacific Railroad took over the line in 1870, the name changed to Brooklyn. When the Southern Pacific Railroad took over the line in 1883, the name changed to East Oakland.
Clinton and San Antonio joined in 1856 to form a new town called Brooklyn, named after a ship that brought Mormon settlers to California in 1846. Brooklyn joined with nearby Lynn to incorporate in 1870 under the name Brooklyn. In 1872, Brooklyn voters approved their city's annexation by Oakland.
The name Fruitvale (originally Fruit Vale) comes from the fruit orchards (largely apricot and cherry) that dominated the area in the late 19th century. After the 1906 earthquake, the onslaught of refugees from San Francisco caused a population boom, and the unincorporated neighborhood was annexed into the City of Oakland by 1909.
Jingletown's name originates from a habit of nearby mill workers, largely males of Azorean Portuguese background, who would jingle the coins from a week's work in their pockets as they walked to display their prosperity. In the late 1950s and 1960s many of the Portuguese families began moving out of Jingletown—and Chicano and Latino families, many displaced from West Oakland by urban renewal, began moving to Jingletown.
Jingletown was deeply involved in the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. A Chicano Moratorium protest against the Vietnam war on July 26, 1970 was organized in Jingletown by Chicano radicals
Jingletown is one of the fastest growing arts districts in the San Francisco Bay area. An organization called the Jingletown Arts & Business Community (JABC) is the main representative of the art community. (source Wikipedia)
Easy commute by BART 12 blocks from the unit.
Diverse restaurants, unique retail shops, first-class services, and fun things to do. Downtown Alameda is a vibrant and family-friendly business district centrally located across the bridge from Waterpark Lofts. From the annual Easter Egg hunt (April 20th, 2019!), Wine & Art Faire and annual Classic Car Show to indoor cycling there is something for everyone to enjoy. Some of the restaurants include Burma Superstar, Ole's Waffle Shop, Scolari's Good Eats, The Park Street Tavern and Cholita Linda. Across the estuary on Blanding, the Nob Hill Market is a favorite and the Rhythmix Cultural Works, also on Blanding, is a favorite spot for theatre, art, classes, live music and other performances.
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