Welcome to Oakland
An East Bay stronghold with thriving arts and culture.
As the largest city in Alameda County, Oakland is a thriving, vibrant community with over 440,000 residents in dozens of unique neighborhoods. Oakland is located across the bridge from San Francisco and offers endless opportunities to experience new perspectives, outdoor activities, and distinctive festivals in every corner of the city. Oakland is truly a diverse city, offering something for all interests and curiosities. Whether it’s restaurants touting globally-inspired fares or relaxing family parks, Oakland has it all.
Neighborhoods You’ll Love
- Rockridge: Well known for its tree-lined streets and classic architecture, Rockridge is located at the foot of Oakland Hills. Rockridge is a great place to live for those who enjoy walkable streets, historic cottage-style homes, and a picturesque Main Street. Rockridge is home to many young professionals and offers a family-friendly and hip environment for the locals. You will see people of all ages enjoying the neighborhood.
- Temescal: A fun and vibrant neighborhood, Temescal offers plenty to do and see. The area celebrates diverse voices, unique restaurants, and eclectic businesses and provides a haven for artists and creatives. Temescal features hundreds of street art scattered around the neighborhood.
- Montclair: This neighborhood is home to storybook cottages and picturesque mountain views. The pedestrian-friendly village is a wonderful place to live for young families, empty-nesters and retirees, and outdoor enthusiasts.
- Trestle Glen and Lakeshore: Named after an old railroad trestle of the late 1800s, Trestle Glen features Depression-era homes in various Mediterranean styles. The Lakeshore neighborhood sits just above Trestle Glen and offers a more uptempo, urban atmosphere.
- Redwood Heights: One of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Oakland, Redwood Heights is home to storybook cottages and ranch-style homes of the 1950s. The scenic neighborhood is a popular location for families, and it offers an excellent school district.
- North Oakland: Loaded with hidden gems and tucked between the Santa Fe and Rockridge neighborhoods, North Oakland is an eclectic neighborhood of artists, families, and entrepreneurs and is mostly residential. North Oakland is home to fun, family-owned restaurants and a strong sense of community spirit.
- Glenview: The sweet and charming neighborhood of Glenview is a quiet area lined with early 20th century bungalows. Park Boulevard operates as the neighborhood’s main street and features dining and shopping opportunities. The residential streets are well-maintained with manicured lawns and sport wide sidewalks, perfect for evening walks.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
In Oakland, you’ll find a little bit of everything. Explore Rockridge, and you’ll find exceptional burgers at Wood Tavern
, well-maintained and walkable streets, quirky boutiques, and chic indie bookstores. Indulge in authentic Italian fares at Bellanico
, enjoy freshly-made noodles at Soba Ichi
, and Pomella’s
Israeli-inspired dishes are certain to delight.
Things to Do
Oakland is situated with fantastic access to outdoor amenities, which makes this community an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. The Montclair Railroad Trail
is a sublime, tree-lined getaway from the urban bustle, and Dimond Park continues to be a local favorite.
Oakland is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: