Oakland’s neighborhoods, people, and lively shopping districts draw residents to the East Bay’s largest city - an exciting, vibrant, urban community. From large homes that dot the in long-established Sequoyah Hills-Chabot Park neighborhoods in the southeast; the community pride found in the Havenscourt-Maxwell Park-Fruitvale-Dimond-Allendale districts closer to downtown; the tree-lined streets of the Glenview-Oakmore-Trestle Glen near Lake Merritt; the private park-like settings of Montclair-Piedmont Pines-Upper Rockridge in the northeast; to the bustling “walk to everything” scene in Jack London Square-Temescal-NOBE; there truly are great people, spirit, and neighborhoods…. everywhere you turn.
People who call Oakland home love the short drive to the Temescal Regional Recreation Area,
Oakland Zoo, East Bay Regional Park, and the Lake Chabot Golf Course. Ready for a little people-watching with your daily exercise? Head to Lake Merritt and take the 3.4-mile walking path around its parameter to feel the heart-beat of "The Town"; maybe even join the fun picnicking, sailing, or kayaking.
Venture out to any of the Montclair, Glenview, Piedmont Ave, or Temescal shopping districts for restaurants, cafes, bakery, gyms, bookshops, specialty kitchens, gift shops, or weekly Farmer's Markets. In Jack London Square near the waterfront, old warehouses and former factories have been converted to loft living with live music and yelp-worthy dining options like the iconic Scott's Seafood, Yoshi’s, and newcomer Farmhouse Kitchen. Lakeshore-Upper Grand, home to the much loved "Grand Theater", has its own mix of shopping, restaurants, antique stores, and vibrant farmers market.
For sports fans, Oakland is still home to the Oakland Athletics. Oakland residents have plenty of public transportation options, including Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), local buses, express bus service to San Francisco, ferries, and casual carpools. Oakland International Airport is serviced by more than 10 major airlines. Oakland IS where you want to be. Welcome, Home!