Oakland, California 

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Best Places to Live in Oakland, California

Regional center - Northern California coast at the head of San Francisco Bay
-Year round climate
-Attractive setting
-Arts & culture
-Soft economy
-Extreme living costs

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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.


City: Oakland
Zip Codes: 94601, 94605, 94611, 94606, 94603, 94621, 94602, 94610, 94608, 94607, 15 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 155 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Oakland is 5.8% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Oakland jobs have increased by 2.62%. Learn More...
Compared to the rest of the country, Oakland's cost of living is 79.30% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Oakland's Cost of Living
Oakland's population is 419,267 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.63%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Oakland is $758,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.58%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Oakland

It's a good time to buy in Oakland. Home Appreciation is up 10.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Oakland Real Estate.

The median home price in Oakland is $758,800. Browse Homes in this Range.

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Reviews for Oakland   30 Reviews
best place ived lived - 8/8/2011
january 24,2003 was when i arrived in oakland.i have fond memories there people were very helpful towards me,non biased treated me like the norm.when i was looking to... Read More

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The Real Oakland - 7/25/2010
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

I Simply Love Oakland - 3/13/2010
I lived in San Francisco; yet, I spent more time in the Oakland parks and museums than I did in the same of my own city. If I was in CA, today, I'd see Oakland first,... Read More

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94601, 94605, 94611, 94606, 94603, 94621, 94602, 94610, 94608, 94607, 15 total
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