"Quiet oasis just outside of downtown"
Jackson Street is like a little oasis just on the outskirts of downtown Oakland. Trees line the street in front of mid-century apartment buildings. The Hill Castle apartment building majestically towers over the neighborhood. On it's ground level is a quaint but surprisingly well appointed health food store, which does a great service to the neighborhood. Most of the apartment buildings seem well cared for and maintained, and it's not uncommon to see neighbors chatting in the street or taking a dog for a walk.