Welcome To

Oakland

Making its economic functioning just as varied as the rest of the town’s features.

Welcome to Oakland

Everything is multifaceted in this Alameda County gem
 
Walk into the bustling downtown of Oakland, and you’re likely to encounter a bevy of eccentric shops, innovative dining, and impressive cultural institutions. Extensive parks balance out the intensely urban vibes and give residents the best of both: metropolitan entertainment and connection to the great outdoors. 
 
Oakland is nested within the Inner Bay, directly across from San Francisco. It’s a culturally diverse city, driven by artists and young professionals into a constantly growing and evolving destination for the arts, epicurean delights, and the expansion of the mind. Modern Oakland serves as the headquarters for top corporations such as Kaiser Permanente and Orb, making its economic functioning just as varied as the rest of the town’s features. 
 
The options for residential real estate in Oakland are as eclectic as the city itself and largely depend on location. Downtown, sprawling warehouses and refurbished historic buildings make captivating abodes for the artistically inclined, and further in the suburbs and towards more rural lands, single-family homes offer a range of contemporary styles and typically include awe-inspiring panoramic vistas. Dive into the diverse Oakland real estate market with our exclusive selection of Oakland luxury homes. Known for its cultural vibrancy and breathtaking bay views, Oakland offers a range of properties that are as unique as the city itself. Additionally, with a growing economy and dynamic neighborhood development, investment properties in Oakland present exceptional opportunities for long-term returns. Discover the potentials that Oakland real estate has to offer, and make your next property investment a profitable and luxurious one
Explore an array of luxury homes for sale in Oakland, where urban sophistication meets breathtaking natural beauty, offering you the ultimate California living experience.

What to Love

  • Thriving downtown with a bounty of art, culture, food, and shopping
  • Vibrant history as an epicenter of major movements, including a critical role in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Education and exploration at the Chabot Space and Science Center
  • Nationally acclaimed schools, several of the best in the state
  • Waterfront dining at historic Jack London Square

Local Lifestyle

Casual workdays and suburb mornings run over into an exhilarating nightlife scene in Oakland, and here, trendy clubs and cocktail lounges are just as common as museums, retail centers, and park trails. Oakland is the city for those who want a little bit of everything right at their fingertips, one that allows them to change and grow as they see fit, with the San Francisco skyline always in view.
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Regarded as the crossroads of Oakland, the intersection of Grand and Lakeshore Avenues is a premier retail and dining district loaded with both independent boutiques and popular name brands. For instance, just down the road from The Gap is Urban Indigo, which has been named one of the best gift boutiques in the entire city. 
 
Oakland has its own Chinatown district, which houses the must-try Shan Dong restaurant that enchants diners with its buzzy ambiance and casual, authentic Chinese fare. Fenton’s Creamery is another Oakland pillar, and this landmark establishment is lauded for its world-famous sundaes. 
 
Horn Barbecue brings the flavors of the deep south to the city of Oakland, specializing in melt-in-your-mouth briskets and blending traditional recipes with a West Coast flair. The pinnacle of fine dining, Commis in Oakland is headed by renowned Chef James Syhabout. Here, inspired New American fare and trendsetting dishes are made from unique and sustainably sourced ingredients.
 

Things to Do

Oakland residents have no shortage of opportunities for fun, whether that means participating in a massive city festival or taking trips to iconic facilities like the Oakland Zoo. Established in 1922, the Oakland Zoo has captivated visitors for nearly a century with its more than 850 on-site animals, both exotic and native, as well as its expansive gardens and seasonal events. 
 
Another exceptional site for the kids is the Children’s Fairyland amusement park, located just north of Lake Merritt. Daydreams and fantasy both come to life here in the first-ever theme park of its kind, which features 60 storybook scenes and rides. Lake Merritt is a unique, urban treasure for Oakland residents, who can enjoy watching the wildlife and walking its quiet shores. 
 
Oakland’s yearly festival calendar is filled to the brim, supplemented with weekly events and seasonal series. Among the top-attended fairs and festivals in Oakland are The Oakland Chinatown Lunar New Year Bazaar, The Art & Soul Festival, The Oakland Pride Parade & Festival, Octoberfest in the Diamond, and the Oaktown Half Marathon.
 

Schools

The city of Oakland has many excellent schools. To request more specific information about local schools, please use our contact form and we will be happy to provide you with more information. If you're in the market for luxury homes for sale in Oakland, Michael Lane  can help you find the perfect property that fits your lifestyle and preferences.

Overview for Oakland, CA

437,548 people live in Oakland, where the median age is 36.9 and the average individual income is $49,970. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

437,548

Total Population

36.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$49,970

Average individual Income

Around Oakland, CA

There's plenty to do around Oakland, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

77
Very Walkable
Walking Score
58
Bikeable
Bike Score
55
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Island Market Meat Department, Chabot Canyon Racquet Club, and My Yute Soccer Camp.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 0.85 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.34 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.35 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.79 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.3 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.94 miles 54 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Oakland, CA

Oakland has 167,307 households, with an average household size of 2.58. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Oakland do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 437,548 people call Oakland home. The population density is 7,822.97 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

437,548

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.9

Median Age

48.61 / 51.39%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
167,307

Total Households

2.58

Average Household Size

$49,970

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Separated

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Oakland, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Oakland. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Park Day School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Elizabeth Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Pauls Episcopal School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
American Indian Public Charter
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
North Oakland Community Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
American Indian Public High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
KIPP Bridge Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Horace Mann Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Manzanita Community
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Oakland Technical High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Piedmont Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Street Academy (Alternative)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
United for Success Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
West Oakland Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Home and Hospital Program
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Pentecostal Way Of Truth School Academy
PRIVATE
K - 4th
No rating available
Starlite Child Development Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
School Of Saint Leo The Great
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Civicorps Corpsmember Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
American Indian Public Charter II
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Aspire Berkley Maynard Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Oakland School for the Arts
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 9th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Crocker Highlands Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Garfield Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Martin Luther King Junior Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Edna Brewer Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Sequoia Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Oakland International High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Renaissance International School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Fred Finch-Oakland Hills Academy
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Lambo Academy International
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Pacific Boychoir Academy
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
Community School for Creative Education
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Aspire ERES Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Oakland Charter Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Lazear Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Chabot Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Bella Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Emerson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Franklin Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Fruitvale Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Glenview Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Joaquin Miller Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
La Escuelita Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Montclair Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
International Community
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Manzanita SEED Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Ralph J. Bunche High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Gateway to College at Laney College
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Young Adult Program
PUBLIC
12th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Growing Light Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Patten Academy Of Christian Education
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
St Anthony Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Vincent's Day Home
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The College Preparatory School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Escuela Bilingue Internacional
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Holy Names High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Downtown Charter Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Envision Academy for Arts & Technology
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Learning Without Limits
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Allendale Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Cleveland Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Hillcrest Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Lincoln Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Bridges Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Peralta Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Roosevelt Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Thornhill Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Urban Promise Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Lodestar: A Lighthouse Community Charter Public
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
Aspire College Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
East Bay Innovation Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
Aspire Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Lighthouse Community Charter High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Laurel Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Markham Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Parker Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Madison Park Academy Tk-5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Rudsdale Continuation
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
ACORN Woodland Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Coliseum College Prep Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Elmhurst United Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Julia Morgan School For Girls
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
Northern Light School
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Aspire Triumph Technology Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Alternatives in Action
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Conservatory of Vocal/Instrumental Arts High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Francophone Charter School of Oakland
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Burckhalter Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Frick United Academy of Language
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Grass Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
New Highland Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Madison Park Academy 6-12
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Esperanza Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Melrose Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
East Oakland Pride Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Mills College Childrens School
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Aspire Golden State College Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Lighthouse Community Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Oakland Unity Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Aspire Monarch Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Aurum Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Brookfield Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Howard Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Redwood Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Rise Community
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Greenleaf Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Bishop O Dowd High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
First Covenant Treehouse Preschool & Kindergarten