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LIVING IN OAKLAND, CA


Ranked the eighth largest city in California, Oakland has a rich and diverse history dating back to its original inhabitants, the Ohlone Indians. The transportation, education, cultural, recreational and shopping center of the East Bay is Oakland, a dynamic city with an international flavor. Proud of its heritage Oakland combines tradition with progress as major corporations and government offices find the city not only a prosperous business center, but a desirable place to live.

The distinctive district of Montclair offers many amenities including a specialized commercial district along Mountain Boulevard offering basic goods and services plus charming shops and restaurants with distinctive architecture, all contributing to the small town, community-oriented life-styles.

Rockridge, a quaint neighborhood which borders Oakland and Berkeley, offers old world European charm with its boutiques, markets and gourmet restaurants all conveniently located around a central BART station.

The charming community of Crocker Highlands offers many sought after features including quaint tree-lined streets, a variety of architect designed homes from the 20s, 30s and 40s, and easy access to freeways and BART. Convenient location within minutes to Lakeshore shopping, Glenview and Montclair Village.

Jack London Square on Oakland's waterfront, offers an array of shops, restaurants and the Jack London Cinema. Lake Merrit adds even more to Oakland's downtown with picnic sites, jogging trails and the evening view of the Necklace of Lights that surrounds the lake. Grand Avenue/Lakeshore areas come alive with trendy restaurants, jazz clubs and the historic Grand Lake Theatre.
For more information about Oakland's neighborhoods use the links below.

Oakland City Facts - includes population, demograpics, environment, housing, quality of life and more.
City of Oakland
Buying a home in Oakland - What you need to know.

Oakland California Links
Oakland Airport
Oakland Police
Oakland Weather
Oakland Public Library
Oakland SPCA

Oakland Neighborhoods
44th Street/Temescal
The Dimond District
Fruitvale - The Unity Council
Jack London Neighborhood Association
North Hills Phoenix Association
Northlake Neighborhood Group
Piedmont Pines
Piedmont Avenue Neighborhood Association
Rockridge Community Planning Council
Redwood Heights Neighborhood Association
Sequoyah Hills Homeowners Association

Things To Do In Oakland

Performing Arts/Museums
Oakland Museum of California
Oakland Craft & Cultural Arts
Pardee Home Museum
East Bay Artists
Dusmuir Historic Estate

Professional Sports
Golden State Warriors
Oakland A's
Oakland Raiders

Neighborhood Links
Downtown Walking Tours
Oakland Farmer's Market
Parks and Playgrounds
Bay Area Gardener
Children's Fairyland
East Bay Regional Parks - For Kids
Oakland Trails
Peralt Hacienda Historical Park
Oakland Zoo

For Kids
Habitot Children's Museum
Hall of Health
Lawrence Hall of Science
Pony Rides
Tilden Merry-Go-Round