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Pros

-Year round climate
-Attractive setting
-Arts & culture

Cons

-Soft economy
-Crowding
-Extreme living costs


What Bert Has To Say About San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro Area


A world-class city in every respect, the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich San Francisco is not only a unique place to visit but also to live. The area has a lot going for it: exceptional arts and cultural activities, plenty of history and sense of place, a strong commercial and financial core; and all the education and services anyone could want. The climate is one of the most unusual in the world, and the area is among the most ethnically and socially diverse in the country. The many world-famous tourist attractions- Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the cable car system, hilltop residential enclaves, and the wine country to the north- mix with considerable local entertainment and culture to make the city one of the most interesting and fun places to live in the country.



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Quick Facts About Oakland


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Oakland is 5.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Oakland jobs have Increased by 2.62 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Oakland's cost of living is 79.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Oakland's population is 419,267 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.63 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Oakland is $605,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 6.36 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Oakland public schools spend $12,706 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.4 students per teacher in Oakland.

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The New Face of Oakland
Oakland is rapidly changing from a working class city to one filled with tech refugees from the high priced San Francisco. The good news is we have more restaurants,... (read more)
The Real Oakland
The real Oakland is not what the media portrays. It is a beautiful city. The topography is awesome. Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in the... (read more)
Dining and Culture in the East Bay
One does not have to venture over the Bay Bridge to "the City"(San Francisco) for a night out. Oakland has more than it's fair share of first class restaurants (Oliveto,... (read more)
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