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Here are some of the most common questions our homebuyers have before they get started—and the answers too, of course.

How many homes are available at Ellis?

There are a total of 128 townhomes and 18 live/work residences at Ellis at Central Station.

Is there a homeowners association (H.O.A.) at Ellis?

Yes. Total H.O.A. dues will be approximately $271.50 at build out which includes maintenance of common area landscape, building exterior, pedestrian and vehicle gates, private utilities and streets. H.O.A. dues are subject to increase.

What are the property taxes at Ellis?

The property taxes for Ellis at Central Station are approximately 1.35% but are also subject to several assessments and special taxes. You can estimate your taxes to be about 1.5% but will increase every year.

Will the homes have a warranty at Ellis?

Yes. TRI Pointe Homes® has a 10-year structural warranty with a 1-year fit and finish warranty.

What schools will children attend at Ellis?

Schools for Ellis at Central Station are Prescott Elementary (K-5), West Oakland Middle School (6-8) and McClymonds High School. Please call the Oakland Unified School District at 510.897.8200 to verify information as boundaries are subject to change without notice.

What is the deposit required to purchase a home at Ellis?

Ellis at Central Station requires a 3% deposit to purchase. Please make your deposit check payable to First American Title Company.

What are Ellis's most notable amenities?

All of the homes are environmentally engineered in keeping with the LivingSmart® philosophy: HealthSmart®, EnergySmart®, EarthSmart®, WaterSmart® and HomeSmart®. Includes small park with community garden, picnic table, play structure and BBQ.

Will we be able to upgrade our home at Ellis?

Ellis at Central Station offers a variety of options and upgrades to meet your individual needs. However, these items are subject to cutoff dates. Purchasing prior to cutoff dates allows you to select from an array of options as well as numerous upgrades with the assistance of a personal design consultant.

Need something to do at Ellis?

Ellis at Central Station in Oakland offers a true, romantic in-town lifestyle with a backdrop of historical significance, located steps away from the 16th Street Central Station landmark. The area is a hot spot for walkable neighborhood hangouts, and a nice mix of family-owned grocers, cinema, brew pubs, fresh dining and local farmers markets are easily accessible. Mere minutes from Ellis, a visit to Old Oakland Farmer’s Market is an every-Friday must. Pacific Renaissance Plaza is in the heart of nearby Chinatown and known for its cultural events and dining. Big shopping is abundant with names like Target, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Nordstrom Rack and others within a 5 to 15 mile radius. Moments away, the cool vibe of Alameda Landing and Bay Street Emeryville offer diverse and captivating shopping, dining and entertainment. Used by Oakland based amateur sports teams and close to Ellis, Raimondi Park is undergoing a major revitalization and offers multisport fields, playgrounds and a putting green. Many other large parks in the area give residents a wide spectrum of outdoor recreation, including the new Splash Pad Park at Eastshore Park, a magnet for cool fun of all kinds. Nearby Oakland City Center is a main stop for BART, featuring fun eateries, live entertainment and a place for work-day social gatherings. BART travel time to downtown Oakland is 5 minutes and San Francisco is an approx. 7-minute ride, or from Ellis, downtown Oakland is an approx. 2-mile bike ride. San Francisco’s Financial District is only an 8-mile drive via the Oakland Bay Bridge. Come explore as there is so much more!!
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