Oakland, California 

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+7.9% since 2020

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9.7 / 7.6

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Best Places to Live in Oakland, California

Oakland, California is the vibrant city at the heart of the Bay Area. With its beautiful parks and nature preserves, lively nightlife scene, and booming arts and music scene, there’s something for everyone in this diverse and thriving city. Visitors can explore historical landmarks like Jack London Square or take a stroll through Chinatown. The city also offers plenty of outdoor activities including kayaking on Lake Merritt or hiking through Redwood Regional Park. With its bustling atmosphere, great cultural attractions and countless outdoor experiences to choose from, Oakland is sure to make any visit an unforgettable one! Regional center - Northern California coast at the head of San Francisco Bay.
Zip Codes: 94601, 94605, 94611, 94606, 94603, 94621, 94610, 94602, 94608, 94607, 15 total
Cost of Living: 76.5% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 155 ft above sea level

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Oakland, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Year round climate
Attractive setting
Arts & culture
Soft economy
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.


The unemployment rate in Oakland is 7.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Oakland jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Oakland's cost of living is 76.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Oakland's Cost of Living

August, September and July are the most pleasant months in Oakland, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Alameda county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 79.8% to 17.6%. More Voting Stats

Oakland's population is 437,548 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.9%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 31.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Oakland is Real Estate: $819,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.0%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Oakland

It's not a good time to buy in Oakland. Home Appreciation is down -2.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Oakland is $819,500.
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Reviews for Oakland   38 Reviews
Had Potential, Had Hope, Now Extinguished - 8/11/2022
I move to Oakland 20yrs ago with high hopes, loved the geography of the city, the diversity is outstanding, and the charm of the older homes is wonderful. When I... Read More

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Fun to visit - 8/5/2021
Fun place to visit. Little rough is some areas- a lot to do... Read More

Watching the destruction of a beautiful city! - 4/14/2021
I moved to Oakland because of its racial diversity in the early eighties although I've seen some ups and downs in this visually beautiful city, it has never been as bad... Read More

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