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One and two Garden style apartments...Located Near the 580 Freeway...
Oakland CA, 94603
Spacioius 2 Bedrooms...Close to Macarthur, Shopping, Transportation and More...
Oakland CA, 94619
New kitchens ... Convenient to freeway ... Quiet building
Oakland CA, 94605
Great Location...Close to Lake Merritt...Near Shopping and BART...
Oakland CA, 94606
Oakland CA, 94605
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Overview of Oakland
With a population of 390,724, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, Oakland is the fourth most populous city in California and the 10th most walkable city in the United States. Also recognized as one of America's most sustainable cities, Oakland is blazing new trails of progress and urban desirability.
Oakland's progressive nature is not a new phenomenon; its history of constant improvement has manifested itself in different ways throughout different periods of history. From its highly industrious beginnings as a western manufacturing hub and busy Pacific port to its mid-century reputation as a cultural center for African-American and immigrant populations, Oakland has always seated itself on the cusp of progress.
Living in Oakland, CA
Like many cities, downtown Oakland is undergoing numerous redevelopment and reclamation efforts as demand rises for city amenities and walkability. Oakland's diverse and hip downtown area is growing not only in livability but also in size, as the city plans to add 10,000 residents to Oakland apartments, lofts and condos in the city's central downtown.
With numerous other diverse and intriguing neighborhoods, Oakland is a city with character. From artistic West Oakland to lovely Lake Merritt and the business-saturated Lakeshore district, residents are bound to find the perfect neighborhood to call home.
Oakland is known for its artist population, which isn't a surprise given its close proximity to Berkeley and San Francisco. Nevertheless, Oakland isn't to be outdone by its Bay Area siblings: Oakland is a destination in its own right.
Oakland Work and Study
Not to be overshadowed by nearby University of California, Berkeley, Oakland has its share of colleges and universities. Peralta Community College, California College of the Arts, Patten University and Lincoln University all call Oakland home, and many young professionals from Berkeley and San Francisco relocate to Oakland after completing their degrees.
The Port of Oakland is one of the busiest ports in the world - approximately 200,000 jobs are related to the port and its marine counterparts. In addition to its important role as a U.S. port, Oakland plays host to numerous companies, including Clorox, Glad, Kaiser Permanente, Ask.com, AMCO Chemical, and numerous news and communications companies.
Rentals in Oakland, CA and Cost of Living
Living costs in California and the Bay Area tend to be higher than in other parts of the U.S., so, new residents will want to be aware of the costs for rentals in Oakland. As of the 2010 census, the median gross rent cost was $1,000 per month. The majority of residents paid between $1,000 and $1,249 per month in 2010.The lower rental costs and close proximity to San Francisco make Oakland a very desirable place to rent.
Oakland Attractions and Special Events
A diverse and artistic city, Oakland plays host to numerous cultural events and festivals. Oakland Greek Festival, Germanfest, Black Cowboy Parade and Fruitvale Dia de los Muertos Festival all pay tribute to the city's diverse ethnic heritage.
Oakland's significant lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community celebrates the city's famous Oakland Pride festival, which takes place every September in conjunction with hundreds of other pride celebrations across the world.
Oakland is known for beautiful Jack London Square, named in honor of the Oakland resident and author. Oakland's Paramount Theatre, Aviation Museum and nationally recognized Lake Merritt are also popular attractions and are must-sees for renters of Oakland apartments.
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