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Oakland


Oakland is a vibrant city located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Known for its diverse communities, rich cultural history, and stunning natural scenery, Oakland has become an increasingly popular destination for those seeking a dynamic urban lifestyle. With a thriving arts and food scene, ample recreational opportunities, and a bustling economy, Oakland offers something for everyone. Additionally, the city is home to a thriving real estate market, with a variety of properties available to meet the needs of a diverse population. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned real estate investor, Oakland has something to offer.



Sign for the Grand Lake theater in Oakland, California

Oakland Real Estate Statistics

Average Home Price $820K
Lowest Price $25K
Highest Price $7.5M
Total Property Listings 952
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.5K

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229 International Boulevard, Oakland

$7,500,000

↓ $1,000,000

229 International Boulevard, Oakland

0 Beds 0 Baths 20,200 SqFt Land MLS® # ML81908114

Shirley Lin Infiniti Real EstateBridge MLS Logo

13367 Campus Dr., Oakland

$6,895,000

↓ $1,000,000

13367 Campus Dr., Oakland

5 Beds 5 Baths 9,220 SqFt Residential MLS® # 41046651

Peter Monroe Coldwell Banker RealtyBridge MLS Logo

12000 Campus Dr, Oakland

$6,500,000

12000 Campus Dr, Oakland

15 Beds 0 Baths 14,141 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 41053959

Gaylen Roberts KW Advisors East BayBridge MLS Logo

5 Woodside Way, Oakland

$6,000,000

5 Woodside Way, Oakland

5 Beds 4 Baths 4,845 SqFt Residential MLS® # 41055411

Ann Newton Cane Golden Gate Sotheby's Int'l ReBridge MLS Logo

5633 Country Club Dr, Oakland

$5,250,000

5633 Country Club Dr, Oakland

6 Beds 5 Baths 5,346 SqFt Residential MLS® # 41052406

Heidi Marchesotti Corcoran Icon PropertiesBridge MLS Logo

12961 Skyline Blvd, Oakland

$4,995,000

12961 Skyline Blvd, Oakland

4 Beds 6 Baths 4,318 SqFt Residential MLS® # 41043044

Robert Wilhelm CompassBridge MLS Logo

5932 Ostrander Rd, Oakland

$2,998,000

↓ $502,000

5932 Ostrander Rd, Oakland

5 Beds 5 Baths 4,090 SqFt Residential MLS® # 41052414

Dana S. Cohen The GRUBB CompanyBridge MLS Logo

5824 Skyline, Oakland

$2,995,000

5824 Skyline, Oakland

4 Beds 5 Baths 5,169 SqFt Residential MLS® # 41048842

Alex Michas CompassBridge MLS Logo

12 Neva Ct, Oakland

$2,985,000

12 Neva Ct, Oakland

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,602 SqFt Residential MLS® # 41047836

Heidi Marchesotti Corcoran Icon PropertiesBridge MLS Logo

5100 Thorndale Dr., Oakland

$2,900,000

↓ $300,000

5100 Thorndale Dr., Oakland

0 Beds 0 Baths 97,567 SqFt Land MLS® # 40705350

Peter Nicolopoulos Coldwell Banker RealtyBridge MLS Logo

3 West Cir, Oakland

$2,800,000

3 West Cir, Oakland

4 Beds 5 Baths 3,994 SqFt Residential MLS® # 41051267

Mark Rose Venture Sotheby's Intl RltyBridge MLS Logo

1025 Ardmore Ave, Oakland

$2,550,000

↓ $448,000

1025 Ardmore Ave, Oakland

5 Beds 4 Baths 3,606 SqFt Residential MLS® # 41048205

Jane Strauch The GRUBB CompanyBridge MLS Logo

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The Oakland Real Estate Market

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.

Browse Oakland Condos

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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