4 Big Reasons to Get Excited about Life on the Oakland Waterfront - Orion

4 Big Reasons to Get Excited about Life on the Oakland Waterfront

Orion is located in Brooklyn Basin, Oakland’s newest neighborhood, vibrantly blending work, play and everyday life by the Bay. Just moments from Jack London Square, 30 acres of public parks, 200 boat slips, events, shops and restaurants make this a diverse and dynamic extension of the city. And as the first residential offering in this fresh community, Orion will play a key part in defining what it means to live here along the coastline. Here are a few more BIG reasons to get excited about your new life on the Oakland Waterfront:

Township Commons Park

The first park to be constructed in Brooklyn Basin, Shoreline Park has been named Township Commons! This name was chosen in honor of Brooklyn Township, established in Oakland in 1856. The notion of the commons means land or resources belonging to the community as a whole. This stretch of shoreline provides an amazing new community asset, a grand civic space designed to accommodate large celebrations, concerts and water festivals, impromptu gatherings, as well as day to day activities from morning coffee to afternoon playtime along the Oakland Waterfront.

Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin

Residents will enjoy the scenic Oakland waterfront and the adjacent Terminal Building, future home of Rocky’s Market at Brooklyn Basin – just steps from home! Local business, Rocky’s Market is building something special at Brooklyn Basin. The new market + café and commissary kitchen will support small local food businesses by providing them BOTH a place to produce and to sell their products.

Corinne Kinczel, owner of Rocky’s Market shares a few thoughts on the location:

“We think Brooklyn Basin will be a signature destination in Oakland. It’s going to be one of the first places on the list in the guidebooks of the future. It’s a great opportunity to be in on the ground floor of something fantastic. Who wouldn’t want to be in on that?!”

“Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin will carry an amazing variety of organic and local food products that appeal to all of your senses. For me, the idea of growing my own artisan brand into a new business opportunity shows exactly the kind of community spirit Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin is made of.”

So what is Corrine most excited about seeing realized? Bringing Two Local Girls, her delicious line of to-go foods and catering company, plus opening “the kitchen at Rocky’s Market, a waterfront eating spot to this new East Bay destination! Take a peek at breakfast, lunch and dinner menus here: https://twolocalgirls.com/

Visitors will enjoy waterfront dining, picnics in the park, cooking classes and more. Did we mention outdoor covered seating on the water?!

Bay Trail

Just 2 blocks from your door at Orion, you can start your bike adventure on the Bay Trail! Whether you want to pedal to lake Merritt, neighboring Jack London Square and explore the network of promenades and trails or pop over to Alameda, your two wheels won’t let you down. With planned 500-mile walking and cycling path around the entire San Francisco Bay running through all nine Bay Area counties, 47 cities, and across seven toll bridges – where will you end up?

Oakland Ballpark

Just minutes from Orion, the Oakland Athletics are bringing a next generation urban ballpark at Howard Terminal adjacent to Jack London Square. Plans call for a total capacity of around 34,000 to be arranged in the closest configuration possible to home plate, along with an elevated park that wraps and frames the bowl, coming down to meet the waterfront. The square block of the ballpark district will sit neatly within the extended urban fabric of Oakland, transforming the ballpark’s concourses into street, and concessions into restaurants. Diverse programming embedded within and around the ballpark will ensure the ballpark, and the park that sits atop it, are active on game days and non-game days alike. Plus, there will be a gondola!


Experience life along the Oakland Waterfront! Introducing Orion, luxury apartments in Oakland CA. We offer the best amenities and a variety of floor plans designed to fit you. Visit our amazing homes today. Life on the water here comes in dozens of unique sizes and looks. Orion offers a generous variety of studios, one-, two- and three-bedrooms and townhome-style floor plans to choose from, each complete with premium finishes including polished quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and an in-unit washer/dryer. Be among the first to tour this exciting new apartment community in Oakland’s newest neighborhood at Brooklyn Basin!