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Oakland, CA Real Estate

Oakland /ˈklənd/, located in the U.S. state of California, is a major West Coast port city and the busiest port for San Francisco Bay and all Northern California. It is the third largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eighth-largest city in the state, and the 47th-largest city in the U.S. with a population at the 2010 census of 390,724. Incorporated in 1852, Oakland is the county seat of Alameda County. It serves as a major transportation hub and trade center for the entire region and is also the principal city of the Bay Area Region known as the East Bay. The city is situated directly across the bay, six miles east of San Francisco.

Oakland's territory covers what was once a mosaic of coastal terrace prairie, oak woodland, and north coastal scrub. Its land served as a rich resource when its hillside oak and redwood timber were logged to build San Francisco, and Oakland's fertile flatland soils helped it become a prolific agricultural region. In the late 1860s, Oakland was selected as the western terminal of the Transcontinental Railroad. It continued to grow into the 20th century with its busy port, shipyards, and a thriving automobile industry. Following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, many San Franciscans relocated to Oakland, enlarging the city's population, increasing its housing stock and improving its infrastructure.

A steady influx of immigrants during the 20th century, along with thousands of African-American war-industry workers who relocated from the Deep South during the 1940s, have made Oakland one of the most ethnically diverse major cities in the country. Oakland is known for its history of political activism, as well as its professional sports franchises and major corporations, which include health care, dot-com companies and manufacturers of household products. The city is a transportation hub for the greater Bay Area, and its shipping port is the fifth busiest in the United States.

Oakland has a Mediterranean climate with an average of 260 sunny days per year. Lake Merritt, a large estuary centrally located east of Downtown, was designated the United States' first official wildlife refuge. Jack London Square, named for the author and former resident, is a tourist destination on the Oakland waterfront. Little progress has been made in reducing the city's high crime rate; violent crime is primarily concentrated in certain neighborhoods, although property crime remains problematic throughout the city. Oakland is continually listed among the top cities in the United States for sustainability practices, including a No. 1 ranking for usage of electricity from renewable resources.

Most Recent Homes for Sale in Oakland, Ca

5612 La Salle Ave
$3,550,000 
5612 La Salle Ave
OAKLAND, CA

4 Beds, 4+ Baths
Listed 2/22/2018
Courtesy of DAVID ECKERT, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL
1428 Peralta
$1,295,000 
1428 Peralta
OAKLAND, CA

2,540 sqft
Listed 2/4/2018
Courtesy of GANICE MORGAN AUSTIN, COLDWELL BANKER REAL ESTATE
377 Belmont St
$1,200,000 
377 Belmont St
OAKLAND, CA

3,888 sqft
Listed 2/23/2018
Courtesy of Anthony Medeiros, Coldwell Banker Res. Broker
2311 73rd Ave
$1,100,000 
2311 73rd Ave
OAKLAND, CA

3,045 sqft
Listed 1/23/2018
Courtesy of STEPHANIE DAVIS, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL
5810 Skyline
$999,000 
5810 Skyline
OAKLAND, CA

Listed 2/9/2018
Courtesy of DAVID ECKERT, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL
5662 Dover St
$835,000 
5662 Dover St
OAKLAND, CA

2 Beds, 2 Baths
1,420 sqft
Listed 2/21/2018
Courtesy of NANCY REICHERT-BURLEY, COLDWELL BANKER REAL ESTATE
2197 Trafalgar Place
$788,000 
2197 Trafalgar Place
OAKLAND, CA

2 Beds, 1+ Bath
1,188 sqft
Listed 2/22/2018
Courtesy of DENNIS HOWELL, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL
4742 Redding St.
$749,000 
4742 Redding St.
OAKLAND, CA

1,776 sqft
Listed 2/10/2018
Courtesy of Diane Tang, Coldwell Banker Res. Broker
36 Jewel Ct.
$749,000 
36 Jewel Ct.
OAKLAND, CA

Listed 1/31/2018
Courtesy of DAVID ECKERT, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL
3745 Malcolm Ave.
$675,000 
3745 Malcolm Ave.
OAKLAND, CA

3 Beds, 2 Baths
1,564 sqft
Listed 2/23/2018
Courtesy of REVA TOLBERT, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL
1034 Amito Ave
$649,000 
1034 Amito Ave
OAKLAND, CA

Listed 2/7/2018
Courtesy of DAVID ECKERT, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL
9915 Bernhardt Dr
$569,880 
9915 Bernhardt Dr
OAKLAND, CA

3 Beds, 2+ Baths
1,880 sqft
Listed 2/18/2018
Courtesy of Juan Jose Cervantes, Coldwell Banker Res. Broker
2908 Morcom Avenue
$539,000 
2908 Morcom Avenue
OAKLAND, CA

1,436 sqft
Listed 2/23/2018
Courtesy of KATE PHILLIPS, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL
401 Monte Vista Ave Unit 302
$479,000 
401 Monte Vista Ave Unit 302
OAKLAND, CA

1 Bed, 1 Bath
727 sqft
Listed 2/7/2018
Courtesy of REVA TOLBERT, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL
2005 Crosby Ave
$460,000 
2005 Crosby Ave
OAKLAND, CA

1,340 sqft
Listed 1/31/2018
Courtesy of Scott Harrison, Coldwell Banker Res. Broker
7021 Elverton Dr
$450,000 
7021 Elverton Dr
OAKLAND, CA

Listed 2/13/2018
Courtesy of DAVID ECKERT, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL
6039 Castle Dr
$399,000 
6039 Castle Dr
OAKLAND, CA

Listed 2/5/2018
Courtesy of DAVID ECKERT, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL
1600 71st Ave.
$305,000 
1600 71st Ave.
OAKLAND, CA

2 Beds, 1 Bath
764 sqft
Listed 1/26/2018
Courtesy of REVA TOLBERT, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL
71 EDGEMONT WAY
$259,000 
71 EDGEMONT WAY
OAKLAND, CA

Listed 2/5/2018
Courtesy of DAVID ECKERT, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL
7243 Thorndale Dr
$179,000 
7243 Thorndale Dr
OAKLAND, CA

Listed 1/22/2018
Courtesy of DAVID ECKERT, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL

Oakland, Ca Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JUL-SEP 2017 1,240 $747,126 $706,503

Oakland, Ca School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
ALAMEDA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION K-12 94544 3
ALAMEDA COUNTY STUDENT EXCHANGE PROG. K-6, K-8 94544 No Rating
DIOCESE OF OAKLAND K-12 94612 No Rating
LOS ANGELES UNIFIED K-12 90017 3
OAKLAND UNIFIED K-12 94606 3
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Oakland, Ca School Rankings (FAQ)

SchoolDigger Performance Ratings provide an overview of a school's test performance. Based on a scale of 0-5.

OAKLAND 2 out of 5
CALIFORNIA 2 out of 5

Oakland, Ca School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

Niche Review Ratings are the overall ratings that are provided by either a Parent/Guardian, Teacher, Staff, Administrator, Student or Former Student. Based on a scale of 1-5.

OAKLAND
CALIFORNIA
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Oakland, Ca Population

Population, household and median age statistics are based primarily on the 2010 US Census data projected forward to the present day.

Population: 422,338
Households: 166,643
Median Age: 38

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Oakland, Ca Neighborhoods & Zip Codes


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