My apartment is 1.5 blocks from Black Spring Coffee and 510Fitness, which has great yoga and dance classes. Our neighborhood is a bit rough around the edges but it is truly Oakland! Everyone in the building is an artist or musician of sorts. We have a communal garden space and fire pit in the front, coin op W/D in the back.
The apartment has a full kitchen and bathroom, shared with myself and my 6-year-old daughter. We have one small kitty. So please do not be allergic to cats or kids!