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Located across the bay from San Francisco, Oakland California borders Alameda, Berkeley, and San Leandro. Nestled along the interior bay, Oakland's largest city and county seat of Alameda County. It's home to about 450,000 residents and serves as a trade center with the Port of Oakland being the busiest port in Northern California and the fifth busiest in the country. If you are considering relocating to Oakland California, read on below the listings to learn a little bit more about this at bay area city.
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Relocating to Oakland
Oakland California, the city along the bay is known for beautiful location such as Lake Merritt, vibrant art and music scenes, Morcom Rose Garden, and Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Park. Home to the Oakland A's and the Black Panthers, Oakland is also the birthplace of the mai tai cocktail and the popsicle!
Oakland has more than 50 distinct neighborhoods, some of the largest including downtown and the greater Central Business District, Lake Merritt, East Oakland, North Oakland, West Oakland, and the Oakland Hills. Oakland was ranked the 10th most walkable city in the United States by Walk Score and the beautiful Lake Merritt neighborhood is an urban estuary near downtown with a mix of fresh and saltwater draining in and out from the Oakland harbor. This is one of Oakland's most notable features and was designated the first official wildlife refuge in 1870.
Fun things to know about Oakland California
#1. Oakland is sunny. Did you know that along the California coastline Oakland enjoys more of the state's sunshine without a lot of the heat than any other city? Our winter temperatures range between 45° and 60° and in the summertime up to about 85°. Being just a few miles away from San Francisco, or off at about 5° warmer since we are not right along the ocean.
#2. We have a lot of outdoor things to do. From fantastic sailing to exploring the redwoods, investigating some of the over 130 outdoor spaces and parks and Oakland, 40 miles of trails throughout the Redwood Regional Park, exploring gardens, and more, there are endless things to do outside in Oakland.
#3. We are foodies. We have contemporary food with a modern twist. We love our food and Oakland is a fantastic playground for foodies. Whether it's amazing barbecue and cornbread, chicken and waffles, delectable sushi, or unique ethnic creations, whatever your heart desires, you'll find exactly what you want to eat in Oakland.
#4. We have year-round festivals. From amazing sports to the Chinatown Street Festival, Black Joy Parade and Oakland's First Fridays, there's usually something going on every single weekend.
#5. A great job hub with easy transportation and access. Oakland might be the perfect place to land a new career. With biomedical engineering and a fantastic tech hub, Oakland offers a wealth of job opportunities. Plus, our public access and transportation is ideal so getting to and from downtown to outlying areas is easy.
Oakland is part of the Oakland Unified School District and serves three major high schools, preschools, charter and private schools, and the entire city except for Sheffield Village. There are over 48,000 students and 4600 employees within the school district.
What do locals say about living in Oakland?
"I have lived in Oakland for 12 years and I absolutely love it. It's home. The restaurants, the nightlife, the parks, and the diversity all make Oakland a perfect place to live."
"EVERYWHERE is covered in art and it’s so pretty. Oakland is decorated in all sorts of art whether it be statues, wall art, sculptures, etc. Basically everywhere you turn, there’s art and I absolutely love that."
"I’ve been living in Oakland for about seven years. I went to high school in Oakland and was involved in a lot of local events and organization. I think Oakland is a great place there’s a lot of unity here as well. Oakland is very historical and a great place to visit and live. It’s where you can find culture from all ethnic backgrounds" - Niche.com
Oakland Real Estate
A lot of folks that work in downtown San Francisco choose to live in Oakland because there are more options for lower-priced homes. The average list price is around $750,000 and there are approximately 1100 active listings at any given time. Most homes sell faster in Oakland than in neighboring cities so it's important to find a real estate agent that understands the urgency of getting the home you really want. As a professional Oakland real estate agent, it is my job to help you find the perfect home in the right location for the right price. Start browsing all homes for sale in Oakland California above and for more details on any https://www.sellingsiliconvalley.tv/about/ contact our office today.