East Lake

East Lake, also known as Merritt sits at the southeast corner of the 3.4-mile long body of water, Lake Merritt – a hub of activity from jogging to picnicking to impromptu drum circles by the Pergola. Part of the diverse, historic San Antonio District, the lakeside neighborhood is one of the most walkable and conveniently located in the entire city of Oakland.

Ultra-accessible East Lake offers proximity to the Lake itself – a designated wildlife refuge where rented paddle boats from the Boating Center are as common a sight as slackliners, lawn bowlers, or diners at boathouse-turned-restaurant Lake Chalet – as well as to nearby neighborhoods like Grand Lake, Cleveland Heights, Adams Point, Chinatown, and Downtown.

Enjoy plentiful green space for dog-walking, recreation, or soaking up sunshine at Lakeside Park, Athol Plaza, Peralta Park, Pine Knoll Park, and Splash Pad Park (home to the renowned Grand Lake Farmers Market). Oakland Museum of California – which hosts extended hours and food trucks on Friday nights – is a short walk or bike ride away, along with neighborhood favorites like standout beer garden Portal, taco truck staple Tacos Mi Rancho, and classic dive Baggy’s by the Lake.

Full of character, charm, and convenience, East Lake remains a standout among its lakeside Oakland peers.

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East Lake is located at the southeast corner of Lake Merritt, next to neighboring Chinatown and Cleveland Heights. Close to Laney College and loosely bound by Lakeshore Avenue, E 18th Street, 6th Avenue, and E 10th Street, the neighborhood is very walkable and bikeable, with Lake Merritt BART and several bus lines nearby for commuters.

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