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Oakland: The Ultimate Guide

Grand Avenue art in Oakland, Phoenix
Oakland is one of the first neighborhoods that was developed in Downtown Phoenix. This community was built from 1910 to 1937 and was mostly occupied by the Santa Fe Railroad industrial workers. There are 244 homes here with Bungalow, Spanish Colonial, Pueblo Revivals, and Victorian Queen Anne architecture. The average home has 2-3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, ranging from 800-1,200 square feet. These homes are smaller and more affordable than most historic homes. This area is located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix and the colorful Grand Avenue Arts District. Find homes for sale in the historic Oakland neighborhood below.

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Oakland Historic Neighborhood

Years Built

Homes were built from 1910 - 1937


244 Historic Homes


Bungalow, Spanish Colonial, Pueblo Revival, Victorian Queen Anne


Homes on average are 2-3 bedroom and 1 bathrooms, with 800-1,200 square feet.


Home median price is $520,000. The closed sales prices range from $415,000-$551,000

What You'll Love

It's a fun downtown lifestyle. With Grand Ave Arts District, boutiques, shops, restaurants, cafes, galleries, and nightlife

Life in Oakland

Oakland lines the Grand Avenue Arts District, offering rich nightlife, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, bars, coffee shops, and community centers. Colorful murals, culture, and young energy highlight this vibrant community. University Park provides a green space with many community amenities and you have access to all of the activities happening in Downtown Phoenix.

Where is Oakland located?

Oakland is located in the heart of Phoenix. Surrounded by top cafes, restaurants, light rail stations, near Encanto Park, the Central Arts District, minutes from downtown, uptown, Biltmore & Arcadia, and all major freeways.

Oakland Neighborhood

Parks near Oakland

These are the parks in or near by the Oakland neighborhood:

  • University Park
  • Margaret T Hance Park
  • Hu-O-Te Mini Park
  • Harmon Park
  • Grant Park
  • Encanto Park

Schools in Oakland

These are the schools zoned for the Brentwood neighborhood:

Architecture in Oakland

Homes in the Oakland neighborhood were built from 1910 to 1937. Bungalows were the primary home style at first and later Spanish Colonial and Pueblo Revival architecture became popular. There are also a few Victorian homes to be found. If you love the architecture of Garfield and the character of Woodland, then you will love Oakland. Many of the smaller and most affordable homes in Downtown Phoenix can be found in this area.

Oakland Featured Listings

Check out real estate listings in Oakland to see some of the oldest historic houses for sale in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Oakland Market Report

We want to ensure that you have all the information needed to make the best decisions when it comes to your home goals. Check out the most recent Oakland real estate market.

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Vanessa Clayton

Hey Central Phoenix, I’m Vanessa! I’m passionate about serving the Central Phoenix community, and look forward to introducing you to all the best neighborhoods, architecture, events, restaurants, and activities in and around town. With my 25 years in marketing, sales, coaching and real estate you won't find a more caring, dedicated, and qualified professional to serve your every need. I have worked with celebrities, public figures and families around the world. And will work for you like family! When I’m not filming, writing, marketing, and selling real estate, I enjoy spending my time dancing, cooking, baking, doing yoga and walking in and around Central Phoenix with my amazing partner, David, and our beautiful daughter, Luna.
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