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.
 

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.

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