Welcome to Oakland

There are so many places to feel at home in this bayside city because it simply has it all, whether you seek culinary adventures, a thriving music and art scene, or serene outdoor escapes.

Key Details


vibrant, artists, young professionals, mansions, multi-unit apartment buildings


Commute Times
San Francisco 15m by train, 45m by car
Silicon Valley 50m by car

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So many places to feel at home in the city that has it all.

Oakland, or “The Town,” as locals call it, is home to a diverse array of neighborhoods — from waterfront Jack London Square to the winding hillsides of Sequoyah-Chabot — with a surprising village feel around every corner.

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What to expect:
Community-centered and vibrant urban life with all the enviable sunshine iconic to the East Bay.

Located across the bay from San Francisco, Oakland is a vibrant city in its own right, with plenty of opportunity and sunshine for outdoors lovers and a close-knit village feel no matter what neighborhood you’re in.

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The lifestyle:
Casual and off-beat with an exciting downtown and cozy neighborhoods for more relaxed living.

A busy downtown with an ever-evolving food, music and nightlife scene keeps some residents occupied day after day, while others prefer to tuck into their neighborhoods for local fare and a closer-to-home feel.

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Unexpected appeal:
An ideal locale for anyone who wants access to outdoor adventures as much as to urban delights.

It’s easy to spend weekends at Oakland’s Lake Merritt, kayaking or sailing or simply picnicking in the sunshine, or you might find yourself meandering miles of shaded paths under the massive trees in Redwood Regional Park, which hugs the city limits.

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The market:
Homes in Oakland are as varied as its residents, and there’s something for everyone.

Oakland is home to eclectic downtown spaces — like converted warehouses and churches — for the artistically-minded, hillside mansion communities with views of the bay and beyond, and friendly, walkable neighborhoods in between. The appeal for Oakland is growing, and so are home prices across the board.

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You'll fall in love with:
The eclectic and lively neighborhoods that blend together into one of the Bay’s favorite cities.

All of Oakland’s neighborhoods give residents access to the city’s urban, community, and outdoor delights, and the experience of each is unique to its residents. It’s easy to see why locals of The Town come here to stay.

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