Oakland, CA lies just 7 miles east of San Francisco, on the “sunny side” of the bay. Homes for sale in Oakland and the surrounding Oakland Hills come in a wide array of styles, sizes and neighborhood feels. Its bordering cities are Berkeley and Emeryville to the north, San Leandro to the south and Contra Costa County (Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette and Walnut Creek) to the east.
Founded in 1852, Oakland is the eighth largest city in California. With a population just under 400,000 and over 150 languages spoken, the city of Oakland claims to be one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. The city of Oakland offers everything from hillside architectural properties with amazing views of the Bay, the San Francisco skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge. There are quiet neighborhoods backed by recreational hiking trails and serene redwood groves. There are also vibrant urban communities offering Craftsman and Mediterranean homes that are only steps to weekly farmers markets, independent retail boutiques and many nationally recognized restaurants. Oakland offers all of this and its central location puts it just minutes to the business hubs of San Jose, San Francisco, Marin and Contra Costa counties.
If you’d like more information about living in Oakland, about homes for sale in Oakland CA, or to receive a list of this weeks Sunday Open Home List please contact Brian Santilena. Realtor with Pacific Union Real Estate.