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There are many reasons why Oakland real estate is so sought after. With its incredible diversity of people, architecture, culture, and topography, Oakland offers an enriched big-city experience, yet presents it at a slower and more relaxed pace.
There are many handsome and truly varied neighborhoods throughout the city that will charm you with their attractive homes, creative architecture and historical significance. No matter which area of the city you choose, there is something special to enjoy.
The real estate market in Oakland, CA has become very competitive in recent years, with high demand and low supply leading to rising home prices. The city has become a popular destination for people seeking a more affordable alternative to San Francisco and the Bay Area, which has driven up demand for housing.
That being said, you can still find Oakland homes for sale at all price points. Oakland real estate includes everything from stunning multi-million dollar estates to sleek condos and townhomes, and modest single-family homes. There are also plenty of opportunities for investors, such as multi-unit properties primed for residential income.
Neighborhoods in Oakland, CA
Unique neighborhoods in the Oakland hills like Hiller Highlands, Skyline-Hillcrest, and Crestmont deliver sweeping Bay views. The Tahoe-like Montclair and Piedmont Pines homes for sale provide a sense of peace and calm among the pine and redwood trees.
Do you enjoy a busy nightlife? The Jack London Square, Oakland Downtown, and Uptown neighborhoods have many restaurants, theaters and art scenes to enjoy .
Scenic Lake Merritt is a central spot for jogging, biking, slow walks and picnics. The immediately adjacent Grand Lake and Lakeshore shops and restaurants combined with the popular weekly Farmer's Market make this an exciting combination of food and fun.
Incredible weather and varied East Bay Regional parks further enhance the beauty and character of this great city. Some of the best regional parks that California has to offer are right in your backyard, which is just another reason so many people seek out Oakland real estate.
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Where Is Oakland?
Oakland is centrally located within the greater San Francisco Bay Area, with easy access to the popular surrounding cities that make up the metropolitan area. It is directly across the Bay from San Francisco and is immediately south of both Berkeley and Emeryville.
Oakland shares a western border with Alameda along the scenic Oakland estuary. Along its northern and eastern border, Highways 24 and 13 provide direct access to the amazing resources available just over the Oakland hills in Contra Costa County, which features the pleasant communities of Orinda, Lafayette, and Walnut Creek.
As with any large city, Oakland has an outstanding commute system in place, should you want to travel to any of the adjacent cities. Besides a busy bus system and the efficient freeway system, one of the most popular forms of transportation is the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) with multiple stations throughout Oakland and the neighboring cities. The central Amtrak station at Jack London Square is the site for many commuters north to Sacramento or south to Silicone Valley.
Oakland Airport is user-friendly, and the second largest airport in the Bay area. 11 million passengers use the flight services of 14 different airlines, to fly all over the world.
What To Do In Oakland
Oakland offers something for everyone, with a plethora of fun things to do year-round for all ages and interests. From major sporting events to world-class dining, farmer's markets, art exhibitions and more, Oakland truly has it all.
Sports fans in Oakland gravitate towards the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Complex, which houses the Oracle Arena (home of the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors), and the Coliseum, (home of the Oakland Athletics). Fans come year-round to see these teams compete among the top athletic teams in the nation.
Many of the most exciting activities in Oakland take place in the downtown area, particularly at Jack London Square. Sitting next to the dramatic Oakland Estuary, the Square has something going on every day. Here you'll find a variety of popular restaurants including Scotts's Seafood, Yoshi's Jazz Club, and the colorful Plank Restaurant with its beer garden, bocce ball court and bowling alley.
Also featured on the Square is the Sunday's Farmer's Market and the Second Saturday events- all of which feature an outstanding and inviting mix of food and artisan vendors, music and entertainment.
In addition, Downtown Oakland has two historic and dramatically renovated theaters: The Fox Oakland and the Paramount. These have been stunningly updated, and are an ideal site for entertainment, plays, and concerts year round.
For those who want to get out on the water, the Oakland Estuary is the ideal spot to rent kayaks, join a rowing club, take ferry boat to San Francisco, or tour the Bay aboard FDR's former presidential yacht-the Potomac.
One of the most popular Oakland events is the First Friday's Festival in mid-town. Every first Friday of the month, galleries, artists, musicians, and performers are on hand to create a delightful atmosphere for friends and family. Supplementing these presentations is the Oakland Art Murmur which includes art walking tours.
The outstanding Oakland Museum of California supplements this First Friday activity and holds a family-friendly open house with lots of activities to add to the fun. This museum showcases the culture, art and science of California in a wide variety of venues and activities during the year.
Combine just a few of these activities above with the delightful shopping, stores, and restaurants of the Rockridge, Montclair or Lake Merritt neighborhoods, and you should find something to keep you engaged any day that you choose.
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