Welcome to Oakland
A vibrant and artistic community rooted in its history and growing toward the future.
Located next door to Berkeley, Oakland is a city in California with so much to offer. An expansive urban area filled with history and culture, you’ll find a wide selection of neighborhoods to choose from and an abundance of activities to enjoy. No matter what your hobbies and interests might be, Oakland has something for you. Between the countless restaurants and entertainment venues, the city is a great location for all who want to reside here.
What to Love
- Proximity to San Francisco
- Scenic views by the San Francisco Bay
- Vibrant and artistic community
- Expansive and growing city
Even though the Raiders and Warriors are no longer located in Oakland, the town still has fierce Oakland pride. Oakland is a town where you can enjoy fine waterfront dining, walk through the redwood tree groves, or enjoy water activities on Lake Merritt. Residential options include luxury homes, high-rise condominiums, dense urban areas, and neighborhoods with single-family homes spread out on spacious lots.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
If you’re looking for good dining and entertainment there is no reason to leave Oakland, there are plenty of options for you in town. Since it first opened its doors back in 1992, Burma Superstar has become a destination for those in the San Francisco Bay area. Between the wide selection of entrees to drinks and dessert specials, the restaurant has something for everyone.
Lois the Pie Queen is a breakfast restaurant focusing on southern-style cooking. They have been making customers happy for over 50 years. Some of the favorites are the Corned Beef hash and the Chicken and Waffles. Save room for the banana pudding or some peach cobbler. Who says you can’t have dessert after breakfast?
Start your day off right by grabbing a bite to eat at Beauty’s Bagel Shop. Their bagels are made the traditional way, kettle boiled, and they have a nice selection of flavors to choose from. A breakfast sandwich made with their bagel makes for a nice breakfast and their omelets are a hearty breakfast to enjoy.
Things to Do
Like its wide range of restaurants to choose from, Oakland has countless forms of entertainment for its residents. There are also numerous festivals and events held in the city every year.
The Laurel Street Fair Festival takes place every year in Oakland and is a celebration of music, cuisine, and art. All the money raised during the festival gets put right back into the community. Guests can enjoy live musical performances and eat from one of the many food vendors. Oakland is also home to a yearly Oktoberfest event. Along with a lengthy drink menu and food vendors, attendees can enjoy live performances from a San Francisco German band.
Lake Merritt is a jewel in Oakland and where everyone goes to spend a day on the water enjoying the beautiful California weather. It also has a jogging trail, playground for children, and boating center. At Joaquin Miller Park, visitors can enjoy picnic areas, walking trails, and even run into some wildlife. The park is a beautiful place for weddings and has all the accommodations for making your special day perfect.
The Oakland Zoo will keep children and adults captivated for the entire day. Baseball fans enjoy the live games at Oakland Athletics. In this city, there is no shortage of fun and excitement!
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