Oakland is the 8th largest city in California and has one of the nation’s busiest shipping ports. Famous for its cultural diversity, dozens of languages are spoken here. Almost a suburb of San Francisco because of its proximity and lifestyles, Oakland boasts much sunnier weather. In fact, Rand McNally claims that Oakland has “the best weather in the United States”. The atmosphere is relaxed and home prices are a much better value than in San Francisco.
Diverse, urban and sophisticated, Oakland offers unique opportunities for both culture and commerce. Its avid sports fans, high-powered executives, and international flavor make it an energetic, one-of-a-kind city. Dining in Oakland is like a trip around the world—there’s a different gourmet cuisine for every night of the week. Shopping is a pleasure, too, with many smaller, independent businesses. Few places in the United States offer more opportunities for cosmopolitan culture and entertainment than the Oakland-San Francisco combination.
So it’s no surprise that the real estate market in Oakland is always active. There are so many appealing neighborhoods in this dynamic city, with something for everyone—whatever your budget, taste or lifestyle. View a neighborhood map of Oakland to get a lay of the land. Whether you’re looking for a central “walk- to” neighborhood near everything, or prefer a more tranquil space in the hills with sweeping Bay and parkland views, there are dozens of areas to explore and treasures to be found.
More Information About Oakland
- The City of Oakland’s website
- The Oakland Unified School District
- The East Bay Regional Park District
- Oakland Tribune
Follow the links below for more information on each neighborhood including market statistics, maps and available homes.