West Oakland: Home of some of the oldest Victorians in the East Bay,
as well as some of its most modern residences.
Epicenter for artists,
welders, fire-eaters, glass blowers, DIY-ers, slow-foodies, musicians,
techies, and the famed 7-minute BART ride to San Francisco. 
Arguably the West Coast’s Brooklyn, Oakland is in mid-renaissance.
And South Prescott is its heartbeat. 

 

The South Prescott neighborhood is well-positioned by its close proximity to BART, equal proximity to South Prescott Park, and easy bridge access for a direct-connect to the City. This is one of Oakland’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods, with its blossoming tech, food, brewing, art and artisan scene, along with a recent unprecedented bequeathment (to the Oakland Museum of California) that will become the Bruce Beasley Sculpture Center. Beasley’s collection of his own work and related archival materials preserved at the Sculpture Center, as well as proposed development of the West Oakland BART station, will likely draw shops, cafes, and new business to the area.

 

TAKE A WALK - A SOUTH PRESCOTT VIDEO TOUR

Some of Oakland’s oldest Victorians and newest Contemporaries dot South Prescott.

Some of Oakland’s oldest Victorians and newest Contemporaries dot South Prescott.

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Re-purposed industrial buildings, turned into art studios, add to the eclectic energy.

Re-purposed industrial buildings, turned into art studios, add to the eclectic energy.

The old Oakland train station events space (above), and The Crucible (below), a nonprofit arts education organization and creative maker venue.

The old Oakland train station events space (above), and The Crucible (below), a nonprofit arts education organization and creative maker venue.

Sights, sounds, and flavors of South Prescott and West Oakland: