The largest city in the East Bay and Alameda County, Oakland is a city filled with diversity, art and culture, with close proximity to San Francisco making the city a great place to live and work. Residents enjoy parks and open outdoor spaces, the waterfront, historic architecture, and fine dining and entertainment.
The Uptown section of Downtown Oakland (loosely Broadway and Telegraph between 17th and 25th Streets) -- one of the hottest neighborhoods -- is lively day and night as a destination for unique restaurants and pop-up events.
About 50 distinct neighborhoods provide diverse communities to experience -- including Jack London Square, Claremont, Piedmont and Montclair in the Oakland Hills, and commercial areas where factories and warehouses have been turned into lofts. The waterfront boasts incredible dining alongside wineries, brewpubs, and numerous recreational opportunities.
Lake Merritt, in the heart of Oakland, offers a gorgeous setting, beautifully landscaped grounds, a 3.4-mile walking path, sailing and picnic areas. Weekends find area residents and visitors gathered around this welcoming oasis where a true sense of community prevails.
Oakland is experiencing new growth and development that draws people from all demographics eager to experience all that the city has to offer.