Downtown, Alameda, CA

Downtown Neighborhood Guide Alameda, CA


Downtown Alameda, California, is a vibrant neighborhood filled with unique shops, diverse restaurants, and historic architecture. Located in the heart of the city, it is bordered by the bustling Park Street and Central Avenue. This district also offers easy access to the Alameda/Oakland Ferry and is close to the 880 Freeway. The charming, tree-lined streets offer a picturesque scene of local life in this quaint, bayside city.

What You Will Love about downtown alameda, california

  • Downtown Alameda is renowned for its collection of antique shops and historic Art Deco buildings.
  • The district offers an array of dining options ranging from popular bistros to food trucks.
  • The neighborhood's closeness to the Alameda/Oakland Ferry makes it convenient for commuters.
  • The family-friendly community often hosts festivals and farmers markets on Park Street.

What’s Nearby

Just across the estuary, you'll find Oakland's trendy Jack London Square offering a range of restaurants, boutiques, and music venues. The lush gardens and trails of the nearby Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Furthermore, the neighborhood's central location allows for easy day trips to San Francisco via the ferry.


The lifestyle in Downtown Alameda is relatively laid-back, with a mix of small-town charm and urban amenities. Residents can enjoy a diverse food scene, various shopping outlets, and engaging local events, making it an ideal neighborhood for foodies, shopaholics, and families.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 317 restaurants, 82 grocery stores, and 33 parks within a mile of the Downtown neighborhood.

    Downtown Alameda

    Retail, Shopping Plaza

    2447 Santa Clara Ave


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store, Health Food Store

    0.1 miles

    2524 Webb Ave

    Everest Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.1 miles

    2536 Santa Clara Ave

    Dan's Fresh Produce

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers Market, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    2300 Central Ave

    JP Seafood Co

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Fish Markets, Grocery Stores

    0.2 miles

    2300 Central Ave

    Alameda Marketplace

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    1650 Park St

Downtown Apartments and Rentals

180 Rental properties in Downtown, Alameda, CA.

  • Aero Apartments property


    Aero Apartments

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    496–1156 Sqft

    2 Units Available

  • The Chase Apartment Homes property


    The Chase Apartment Homes

    Studio–3 Beds • 1 Bath

    500–1000 Sqft

    3 Units Available

  • The Californian Apartments property


    The Californian Apartments

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    864 Sqft

    2 Units Available

  • 1556 Clement Avenue property


    1556 Clement Avenue

    3 Beds • 3 Baths

    2325 Sqft

    Available 9/1

  • 3849 Wattling Street property


    3849 Wattling Street

    3 Beds • 3 Baths

    1546 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 3607 San Leandro Street property


    3607 San Leandro Street

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    564 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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Downtown Transportation

walk bike and transit

First Transit


407 High St

Fruitvale BART Station

Train Stop

3401 E 12th St


Downtown Schools

Neighborhoods Around Downtown

NeighborhoodStudioAvg RentAnnual Change
East EndNeighborhood in Alameda, California$2,200
San AntonioNeighborhood in Oakland, California$1,850--
UptownNeighborhood in Oakland, California$1,980
South ShoreNeighborhood in Alameda, California$2,200
FruitvaleNeighborhood in Oakland, California----
Adams PointNeighborhood in Oakland, California$1,625--
Bronze CoastNeighborhood in Alameda, California$1,300--
Central East OaklandNeighborhood in Oakland, California$1,595
West OaklandNeighborhood in Oakland, California----
West EndNeighborhood in Alameda, California$2,566
TemescalNeighborhood in Oakland, California----
Piedmont AvenueNeighborhood in Oakland, California$2,185--
Jack London SquareNeighborhood in Oakland, California----
Cleveland HeightsNeighborhood in Oakland, California$1,850--
MerrittNeighborhood in Oakland, California----
LongfellowNeighborhood in Oakland, California----
ChinatownNeighborhood in Oakland, California----
Maxwell ParkNeighborhood in Oakland, California----
Upper LaurelNeighborhood in Oakland, California----
PrescottNeighborhood in Oakland, California----
Grand LakeNeighborhood in Oakland, California$1,795--
Ivy HillNeighborhood in Oakland, California$1,450--
Lower BottomsNeighborhood in Oakland, California----
AcornNeighborhood in Oakland, California----
LakeshoreNeighborhood in Oakland, California$1,695--
EastmontNeighborhood in Oakland, California----
CastlemontNeighborhood in Oakland, California----
MontclairNeighborhood in Oakland, California----
Pill HillNeighborhood in Oakland, California$1,940--