Downtown Oakland is a very eclectic area. It has many different neighborhoods with many great restaurants and watering holes. it is constantly changing and more so recently since the lots of people are looking to Oakland as opposed to more expensive San Francisco. There are many housing developments throughout Oakland neighborhoods. its close proximity to San Francisco makes it a good alternative. 19th Street BART station is one of my favorite stations in Oakland, and the photos below will show you why
Just above the station are two main streets, Telegraph Avenue and Broadway.