Review of Oakland, California

The Real Oakland
Star Rating - 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 country...actually I believe it is second.

The crime factor is a reality. However the majority of it is in the flat lands; the neighborhoods of east and west Oakland.

The million dollar mansions in the Oakland hills are breath taking. Lake Merritt is a beautiful sanctuary to many rare birds and Jack London Square is a haven of culture, wonderful eateries and waterfront views.
This is a beautiful place.. but don't take my word for it - come visit!

Karma | Oakland, CA | Send Message
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I totally agree with the review titled The Real Oakland. When I lived in San Francisco, everybody seemed to look down on Oakland as an ugly stepchild of the Bay Area. I reluctantly moved here in 1968, am still here 50 years later, and enjoying every minute. I have grown to love the melting pot that is Oakland -- many different cultures all blending into one great community. I rarely ever go to San Francisco anymore. We get all we need right here.
Jim | Oakland, CA | Send Message
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