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A Nexus of Transportation

Brooklyn Basin is conveniently located in proximity to Freeways, BART, ferries, a shuttle service to Jack London Square and the Uptown entertainment district, Amtrak and the Oakland International Airport, making local as well as international travel wonderfully accessible.

Enjoy Access to Oakland, San Francisco and Alameda

Located in the center of the Bay Area, Brooklyn Basin places you in proximity to the region’s prime attractions in San Francisco, Alameda and Oakland.

The Access

Brooklyn Basin offers easy access to world-class Bay Area employers, entertainment and recreation in storied parks and nature preserves. Located directly east of the flourishing Jack London District, and just southeast of downtown Oakland’s central business district (CBD), Brooklyn Basin is positioned very well. Commuters will be afforded immediate access to San Francisco, the East Bay and Silicon Valley.

“Oakland is one of the best situated cities in the Bay Area — it’s really in the middle of the Bay Area — and Brooklyn Basin is really in the middle of Oakland.”

— Michael Ghielmetti, President, Signature Development Group

Explore the Area Around Brooklyn Basin and Beyond.
Brooklyn Basin: The Hub

8 Mile Radius

Fisherman's Wharf
University of California at Berkeley
Oakland Airport

5 Mile Radius

Oracle Arena

2 Mile Radius

Jack London Square
Uptown District
Lake Merritt


Blue Bottle Coffee Co.

A leader in the 3rd wave coffee movement, this place tops the charts of specialty coffee purveyors in the Bay Area.

Brown Sugar Kitchen

Award-winning soul food prepared with fresh, local ingredients


Local, organic wine served in an eclectic gallery space

Chop Bar

For modern fare with an edge, head to this Jack London Square favorite. We hear the Oxtail Poutine is delicious


This art deco-themed restaurant serves American cuisine with a twist


Farm-to-table pizzas crisped to perfection have earned this spot a strong reputation

Souley Vegan

Like its namesake promises, Souley Vegan serves meatless dishes with Louisiana-style comfort


Farm-to-table Italian fare for everyone

East End Pizza Company

This place serves what’s arguably the best Neapolitan pizza in the East Bay

Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails

This lively restaurant serves local Californian and Italian fare in a stylish setting


Delicious seasonal fare with staples like a bone marrow dish and monterey squid with smoked fingerling potatoes and green olives

Antojeria Mexicana El Chilar

A great place to grab a burrito, along with a diverse menu of modern Mexican favorites


Classic American dining with savory favorites like lobster tail and asparagus spears

Umami Burger

Umami Burger attracts devotees for its tasty burgers with delectable sauces


Inspired cuisine in a stylish setting. Enjoy the outdoor beer garden on sunny afternoons

Chai Thai Noodles

Great Thai food in a an amiable atmosphere

Yume Sushi

Japanese cuisine on the picturesque main strip of Alameda



A choice outfitter for the classics–get your denim and button downs here.


The Swedish furniture retailer has a location conveniently located near Brooklyn Basin.

Public Bikes

Stylish bikes for the urban rider in plenty of brights and neutrals.

Whole Foods

With a range of fresh produce and healthy stock items, Wholefoods has you covered for grocery runs.

Trader Joe's

A great selection of prepared foods at affordable prices make Trader Joe’s a one-stop wonder.

Apple Store

Computers, phones and electronics by everyone’s favorite brand within easy access to Brooklyn Basin.


Sway has an assortment of hip women's styles in fun colors and prints.

Monkey Bars

Eco-friendly children's clothing and baby gear.

Books Inc.

A vast but cozy bookstore with author events, children's reading hours and a monthly book club.

Pier 1 Imports

Tasteful home furnishings at an affordable price

Conscious Skin & Body Care

Therapeutic treatments that nourish your whole being.

Bed, Bath & Beyond

A great choice for home products like linens, fans and fun odds and ends.


Grocery shopping made impossibly easy–and affordable.


Handcrafted jewelry by local designers and artists–find pieces that are truly of the moment.


Trademark clothing that represents Oakland pride.


Chabot Space and Science Center

Chart the night sky at the observatory or visit the planetarium for a tour of our universe.

Fox Oakland Theatre

Musicians perform at this landmark theatre, a jazz-age gem that used to play big screen favorites.

Paramount Theatre

Musicians, comedians and influential public figures grace the stage of the Paramount Theatre.

Oakland Ice Center

Indoor skating for cold-weather fun all year round.

Oakland Museum of California

A multidisciplinary museum encompassing art, history, and natural sciences under one roof.

Regal Jack London Stadium 9

Regal Jack London plays the latest big screen flicks.

Pacific Pinball Museum

Vintage machines dating back to the 1930s and 40s sit alongside newer editions–which you can play.

Grand Lake Theater

Come by this historic movie palace for a feature film any time of day, and enjoy the building’s dramatic architecture.

USS Hornet Museum

View this historic aircraft carrier stationed in Alameda.

Altarena Playhouse

This local theater produces shows throughout the seasons.

Crab Cove Visitor Center

Explore local marine life in this museum and welcome center.

Children’s Fairyland

A center for children located at Lake Merritt, this Oakland staple has been open since 1950.

Lakeside Park and Garden Center

A gorgeous park and garden overlooking Lake Merritt.

Redwood Regional Park

Walk among the redwoods with stunning vistas of the San Francisco Bay.

New Parkway Cinema

Order pizza and beers and take them in with you to the movies at the New Parkway Cinema.


Clorox Co.

The household product company bases operations out of its Oakland headquarters.

Kaiser Permanente

The flagship hospital for Kaiser Permanente is located in Oakland.

Pandora Media Inc

Pandora Internet Radio is a music streaming service and automated music recommendation site, with service in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.


This website hosts millions of viewers looking for quick answers to pressing questions.

Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Inc.,

The classic American ice cream brand is headquartered here.

Cost Plus World Market Corporate Office

A home furnishings manufacturer which prides itself on authenticity, uniqueness and value.

Public Transit


Amtrak is a national passenger rail corporation servicing the United States and Canada. The Jack London Square station, located one mile from Brooklyn Basin, provides direct access to the following lines: California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Capitol Corridor and San Joaquin. Connections to other regions are available from any of these lines.


For travel between San Francisco, San Jose and the Easy Bay, Bay Area Rapid Transit provides fast service. The Lake Merritt station is located 1.5 miles from Brooklyn Basin and is on the Fremont-Richmond; Dublin Pleasanton-Daly City; and Fremont-Daly City lines. The 12th Street - Oakland City Center station is on the Fremont-Daly City; Pittsburg/Bay-Point SFIA/Millbrae; and Richmond-Daly City lines.

Bus (AC Transit)

The bus connects Brooklyn Basin with Oakland’s Uptown District, as well as numerous destinations throughout the city.

San Francisco Bay Ferry

The San Francisco Bay Ferry provides access to the following San Francisco locations: San Francisco Ferry Building, Fisherman’s Wharf, AT&T Park and South San Francisco. Board the ferry at the Jack London Square terminal for your trip across the Bay.

Broadway Shuttle

The B on Broadway is a free shuttle service running from Brooklyn Basin to the 12th Street - Oakland City Center and 19th Street BART stations, with connections to the San Francisco Bay Ferry and Amtrak Capitol Corridor. Shuttles run every 10 minutes during commute hours.

Freeway Access

The 880 Freeway, adjacent to Brooklyn Basin, connects to the 980, 580 and 80 Freeways, providing connection by vehicle to the San Francisco Bay Area and wider region.


A growing downtown population, along with waterfront revitalization efforts and the correspondent influx of restaurants, shops and entertainment, is promoting massive transformation in Oakland. Parallels have been drawn between New York’s Brooklyn and Oakland, colloquially called the “Brooklyn of the West.” Within Oakland, the Temescal district is a veritable microhood bustling with chic cafés, restaurants and boutiques. The Uptown District of downtown Oakland is home to the Fox Theater, a landmark cultural icon, and just blocks from that is Lake Merritt, a gorgeous waterfront destination with 3.5 miles of shoreline trails. Jack London Square is an eclectic community with a mix of new homes, retail, restaurants and offices. This vital urban neighborhood has recently experienced revitalization with new residential developments attracting an educated and engaged population of professionals.

San Francisco

A jewel city of the West Coast, San Francisco boasts numerous attractions from art museums, music venues and world-class eateries, to premiere institutions and proximity to Silicon Valley. One of the most iconic views in the United States is that of the Golden Gate Bridge with its stunning views of the Bay and Marin County hills. Explore shopping in famed Pacific Heights, stroll along the Embarcadero for the bustling Saturday farmers market and take in the many parks throughout the city.


If you want to feel like you’re on vacation, Alameda is an attractive and charming community located within minutes of Brooklyn Basin which provides just that. The island has the appeal of a secluded suburb, with the access of urban living. Enjoy beaches, dining and shopping along Main Street, or rent bicycles for the day and comb the many sleepy, tree-lined streets.