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-Year round climate
-Attractive setting
-Arts & culture


-Soft economy
-Extreme living costs

What Bert Has To Say About San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont 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.


Quick Facts About Oakland

    The unemployment rate in Oakland is 8.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Oakland jobs have Increased by 0.69 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Oakland's cost of living is 55.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Oakland's population is 392,890 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.61 percent.
    Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Oakland is $420,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 20.90 percent.
    Oakland public schools spend $11,249 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 27.8 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)
re: Could not wait to leave Oakland - 5/9/2007
Asher, I'll assume that Oakland could not wait until you left. You depict Oakland in ways that start at hysterical (in both senses of the word) and end up in outright... (read more)
re: Could not wait to leave Oakland - 5/9/2007
There are much more negative facts than good in Oakland. Especially when the East, West and Downtown Oakland are considered dangerous place to live and even visit. Unity... (read more)
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