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Oakland Real Estate

Tucked on the East Bay a few minutes from San Francisco, Oakland exudes urban vibrancy. Ample outdoor activities in the sunshine make this neighborhood iconic, and it also provides the most exciting cosmopolitan delights right at your fingertips. Locals have fallen in love with Oakland’s neighborly feel, buzzing downtown strewn with galleries, live music venues, dive bars, and an assortment of restaurants, as well as miles of shaded paths, walkable neighborhoods, and gorgeous street murals. Owing to its perks and rich history, Oakland attracts a crowd of young professionals, artists, and tech workers. Eclectic neighborhoods blend together in this lively city to give residents a taste of what they want, from sprawling estates to hillside mansions flaunting breathtaking architectural styles.

What to love 

  • Urban delights
  • Central location
  • Outdoor adventures 
  • Great schools
  • Thriving arts scene
  • Plentiful sunshine 

Local Lifestyle 

Vibrant small-town living in the heart of a big city—this is what Oakland is about. Its multifarious neighborhoods stay distinct, albeit blending into each other, while offering unique lifestyles sought by those who come to settle. Whether you want a hip, trendy locale with an ever bubbling nightlife scene or a relaxed, quiet enclave to raise your kids in, this city’s got you covered. 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping 

Enjoy classic Spanish tapas at Shakewell, enjoyed alongside paella, churros with mayo dip, and fried chicken from a chef-helmed menu. Slug back a beer after your meal and enjoy hearty conversations with friends in the restaurant’s serene environment. 

Dig into Texas-style BBQ at Horn Barbecue, serving guests everything from half-smoked chicken to brisket sando and hot links. Cambodian cuisine hits the next level at Nyum Bai, purveyors of khmer fried chicken and beef salad, and amok that as taken Oakland by storm. Enjoy local brews and treat your kids to scrumptious options from their kids' menu.

Feeling fancy? Enjoy a handcrafted Italian feast with loved ones at Belotti Ristorante E Bottega, offering an extensive menu of pasta, sauces, and exquisite wines that keep patrons coming back. 

Things to Do 

Lake Merritt is the hub of activities for residents, brimming with possibilities for adventures every day! Whether all you want to do is birdwatch through your binoculars, or take a walk through the expanse of colorful plants and trees in the Garden at Lake Merritt, ride a boat, kayak, or swim. It's no rare sight to see locals jogging or biking up the paths around the park. 

Stock up on organic veggies and fruits from the stalls of local farmers at the Grand Lake Farmers Market which holds every Saturday. You can also enjoy a quick lunch on the lawn in between your shopping. 

Rockridge and Temescal are two of the trendiest and bubbliest neighborhoods of Oakland. Residents enjoy access to shopping complexes, a wide selection of restaurants, boutiques, and remarkable amenities. Also within walking distance from UC Berkeley, this duo is favored by the younger population who keep its nightlife bustling. Looking to live, work and interact with people of like mind? Then The Hive is just right for you. With over 100 apartments, multiple office spaces, over 15 social spaces to network and connect, retail stores, and restaurants, The Hive brings classy dynamism to modern living. 


Oakland is served by some of California’s top-rated schools, renowned for their innovative academic programs and outstanding extracurricular activities. Top educational opportunities include:


Thinking about relocating? Contact Cynthia Speers to learn more about real estate in Oakland.


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