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Brooklyn Basin Receives Real Estate Deals of the Year Award

Brooklyn Basin has received a Perseverance Award from the San Francisco Business Times in recognition of the long-term vision and optimism that helped get the project, nearly 18 years in the making, to where it is today. The master-planned community, currently under construction in phases, will contain more than 30 acres of public parks, 200,000 square feet […]

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Two Local Girls Live Across The Street

Convenience is key for busy lives. We’re a huge fan of the fresh, take-away items offered from Two Local Girls at Rocky’s Market just steps from Orion Apartments front door. With a rotating menu and local, organic ingredients in the market open daily between 10am to 7pm, there is always something offered to suit every […]

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Happy At Your Orion Home

Make your Orion home your happy space. We have gathered up a few ideas to make every day at home a little brighter and better. Let the Outdoors In Interior plants provide numerous benefits while living in your residence. From purifying air to creating a warm and inviting setting, houseplants can really take your interior space […]

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May is Bike Month

May is Bike Month! In alignment with goals to promotes healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, fun and accessible, Bike East Bay invites you to participate in virtual events and activities with friends and colleagues to win prizes  Even though we’re riding apart, Virtual Bike Month allows us to still celebrate the month of […]

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Indoor Plants Made Easy

Interior plants provide numerous benefits while living in your residence.  From purifying air to creating a warm and inviting setting, houseplants can really take your interior space to the next level.  We understand that many struggle to obtain that “green thumb” with regards to maintenance and upkeep, so we created a short list of sturdy […]

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Township Commons Neighborhood Park

Township Commons, our first community park in the neighborhood, just steps from Orion Apartments, is ready to open this spring. You could even say it’s our front yard.  In time, Brooklyn Basin’s coastal character will come alive with 30 acres of public parks lining the waterfront. Along with the revival of Estuary Park, five new […]

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Benefits of Life Along the Waterfront

When we are looking for a place to live, a number of items should be considered.  Factors such as convenience, lifestyle and location top most people’s list.  Another consideration – living along the waterfront is not only scenic but can be good for your mind and body. A USA Today article looks into the connection […]

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Organizing Your Space

Photo by Sarah Dorweiler on Unsplash Take a page from Marie Kondo’s book and ask yourself, “Does this spark joy?”. The KonMari Method encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. Be thoughtful when deciding whether or not to keep or discard […]

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Helpful Tips for All

Wondering what you can do to help keep your community safe and healthy? Orion Apartments has compiled a few tips and updates to help. Access the Wage Replacement Resource Guide here: https://bit.ly/2QGitTo Remember, we are all in this together. Experience life along the Oakland Waterfront! Introducing Orion, luxury apartments in Oakland CA. We offer the best amenities and a […]

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Order Out from your Favorite Waterfront Restaurants

For those days you just don’t want to cook, you can support some of your favorite local, Oakland waterfront eateries offering takeout and/or delivery! We have compiled a convenient list in order for you to find available restaurants and how to order: Belcampo Meat Co.: From a unique take on beef empanadas to an epic […]

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Local Recipes to Try at Home

Whether it’s Belcampo, Chop Bar or Brown Sugar Kitchen you are craving, we’ve rounded up recipes for 6 local Oakland chef dishes that you can recreate in your very own kitchen at Orion Apartments. Break out your kitchen accessories and break in those new stainless steel kitchen ovens!  There’s no better way to spend quality […]

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Thirteenth Street Block Party – March 7th

Mark your calendars for March 7th from 12 pm – 5 pm and join the fun at the 13th Street Block Party, a community celebration for people of all ages.  The block party celebrates the new public space called the 13th Street Commons, a one-block stretch of 13th Street between Broadway and Franklin Streets. Attendees […]

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Must Attend Events in March

Spring is in the air and Oakland doesn’t disappoint.  From brunch on the water to kayaking lessons, a show at Fox Theater to white elephant sales, we have rounded up a few activities around Oakland to get on your calendar this month: March 1, First Sundays at OMCA. Discover how maps can be used as […]

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Local Love – Grassroots CrossFit East Bay

Get in the best shape of your life with some help from Grassroots CrossFit East Bay.  Located in a large training facility in the heart of nearby Jack London Square and just over 1 mile from Orion, the popular fitness center will help you attain your health goals.  Andra Dowgala,  one of the owners at Grassroots […]

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Experience The San Francisco Bay Trail

Exploring the Oakland waterfront and beyond is easier than you may think; all you have to do is head to the shoreline and take a trip along the scenic San Francisco Bay Trail. The San Francisco Bay Trail is a walking and cycling path around the entire San Francisco Bay running through all nine Bay […]

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Local Love – Jack London Square Farmers Market

There is nothing quite like a day along the Oakland Waterfront.  The scenery is amazing and, when that background is set against the energy and dynamic of a farmers market, it’s the perfect combination for some weekend fun. Just a short trip from Orion, you will find the Jack London Square Farmers Market, operated by […]

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Must Attend Events in February

From brunch on the water to First Friday fun, Lunar New Year celebrations to sunset paddles on the Oakland Estuary, February doesn’t disappoint.  We’ve rounded up a few local activities around Oakland to get on your calendar this month: February 1, AMA Supercross. Watch off-road motorcycles race on dirt tracks with steep jumps, tight corners, […]

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Oakland Lunar New Year Celebration

Usher in the Lunar New Year in style at the Oakland Chinatown Lunar New Year Celebration. Join the fun as the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Lunar New Year Bazaar on the weekend of February 2. Held in the heart of Oakland Chinatown, this celebration welcomes the new lunar New Year for […]

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Restaurant Week Returns to Oakland

Foodies rejoice! Oakland Restaurant Week returns to the sunny side of the bay and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with special events and delicious menus.  The popular dining event runs over two weekends for attendees to take full advantage of dining deals and new culinary events and programming. From January 9-20, participating Oakland restaurants will […]

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Must Attend Events in January

The New Year is just around the corner and 2020 doesn’t disappoint when it comes to local events. From farmers markets to Restaurant Week, pop-up art shows to brunch on the water, we have rounded up a few activities around Oakland to get on your calendar this month: January 3, Celebrate Oakland. Oakland First Fridays […]

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California Canoe & Kayak Coming to Brooklyn Basin

California Canoe & Kayak is coming to Brooklyn Basin.  In a recent announcement on the Brooklyn Basin Facebook page, the news was announced that the popular venue will soon be opening shop near Orion. We’re thrilled to announce California Canoe & Kayak will join the Brooklyn Basin neighborhood in January 2020! Our new neighbor will be located […]

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Download Wellness

Our neighbor, Download Wellness, is the Bay Area’s premier wellness studio located along the Oakland waterfront and offers massage therapy, bodywork, corporate on-site chair massage, facials, oncology skin care, lash extensions and B12 injections from the best wellness practitioners in town. We connected with Memi Vaughn, Director of Bodywork, to ask her some questions and get the […]

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Four-legged Fun Along the Oakland Waterfront

Orion Oakland is vibrantly blending work, play, and everyday life by the Bay for you and your pooch pals at Brooklyn Basin. Here, you’ll find home to some of Oakland’s best spots for you and your furry friends to enjoy outdoor patios, walking paths, waterfront adventures, sandy beaches and grassy parks – all well within […]

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Food court in the works at Jack London Square

Over the years, there has been much talk about a food court coming to the Oakland waterfront. If it became a reality it would be hugely popular for residents at Orion, who can easily connect to Jack London Square by a short bike ride (1.6 miles) or shuttle connecting Brooklyn Basin with Jack London Square. […]

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Must Attend Events in December

December brings a flurry of local events and venues to close out 2019.  From farmers’ markets to live jazz, Sunday brunch to wreath making, we’ve rounded up a few activities around Oakland to get on your calendar this month: December 1, 8, 15, 22, Jack London Square Farmers Market. With more than 40 vendors, the […]

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Tree Lighting Ceremony at Jack London Square

It’s time to light up the square! Just a short trip from your life at Orion is Jack London Square where you can celebrate the start of the holiday season with Jack London Square’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 22nd. The holiday event promises to be a magical evening with festive holiday entertainment, […]

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Local Love – Chop Bar

An Oakland favorite, Chop Bar, has moved to a larger space to better accommodate their needs to grow as a restaurant, while creating an excellent dining experience for their customers.  But don’t worry, they are still located in Jack London Square.  The move was the subject of a recent Eater article: Chop Bar, a decade-old […]

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Must Attend Events in November

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. A short bike ride, drive or complimentary shuttle […]

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Reclaiming the Oakland Waterfront

The revitalization of the Oakland waterfront is underway and reclaiming the unique setting, all while paying respect to its rich history.  Here is a little historic insight into the naming of Orion and the larger community that is Brooklyn Basin. Orion Offering luxury apartment living along Oakland’s vibrant waterfront, Orion boasts the best amenities and […]

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Local Love – Rocky’s Market at Brooklyn Basin

Rocky’s Market and Two Local Girls are coming to Brooklyn Basin! Imagine utilizing a well-curated market as your pantry, collecting what you need for only a day or two at a time. Rocky’s is going to be a contemporary community-oriented place to shop and dine, energizing the Oakland Waterfront. Let’s take a step back and […]

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Nido’s Backyard Opens in Oakland

The much-anticipated opening of the new Nido’s Backyard greeted Oakland foodies last month.  The colorful, playful and delicious addition to the Jack London Square food scene is the talk of the town and the exciting news has been covered by a number of online restaurant articles at CBS SF BayArea, Diablo Magazine and the SF Chronicle. A recent (and […]

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Must Attend Events in October

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. A short bike ride, drive or complimentary shuttle […]

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Brotzeit Lokal

We’re featuring an Oakland waterfront neighbor, Brotzeit Lokal, located at 1000 Embarcadero – next to our Brooklyn Basin neighborhood and mere minutes away. Boasting a distinct Oakland flare, this Bavarian-inspired restaurant and biergarten has been serving up locally-sourced, house-made menu items since June of 2013. We were able to get the inside scoop on popular […]

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Eat Real Festival returns to the Oakland Waterfront

More Oakland waterfront fun is on the way! The annual Eat Real Festival is returning to nearby Jack London Square on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 & 22, only 1.6 miles from Orion. Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the […]

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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.

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Welcome Home to Orion on the Oakland Waterfront

Welcome to our NEW blog for Orion in Oakland! We’re happy to have you on board to get the inside scoop on what’s happening at our brand, new apartment community + Brooklyn Basin, surrounding waterfront neighborhood and the greater community we call home – Oakland.

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