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Oakland Guide

What's it like to live in Oakland?

People who prefer a calm ambience will enjoy Oakland. Reaching green spaces in the city, including Leona Regional Open Space Preserve and Sibley, is easy, since there are over 200 of them nearby for residents to explore and the majority of properties for rent have a park a short walk away. This city is reasonably quiet overall, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case closer to one of the railway lines, the airport (Oakland International Airport), Warren Freeway or Interstate 980.

What kinds of homes are available in Oakland?

In Oakland, about 45% of dwellings are single detached homes, but large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. This city has a good variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy roughly 60% of the properties in the city and the remainder are occupied by owners. Most of the housing growth in this city occurred prior to the 1960s.

What are the schools, restaurants and shopping like in Oakland?

In Oakland, home renters will usually be able to reach both primary and secondary schools on foot. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. As far as food is concerned, home renters in Oakland will appreciate that a grocery store is always only a reasonably short walk away. Additionally, this city is a fairly good place in which to go out to eat, and a small variety of cafes is available as well.

What are the best ways to get around in Oakland?

This city allows renters to move around using several alternative methods of transportation. Active people will be pleased with the reasonably pedestrian-friendly character of Oakland; many common errands can be run on foot. However, Oakland is not very suited for cycling because the cycling network is sometimes poor, and there is a considerable amount of slopes. Nevertheless, a few enjoyable sectors for bicycling can be found. With plenty of rapid transit stations on the Warm Springs/South Fremont - Daly City Line, Antioch - SFIA/Millbrae Line, Dublin/Pleasanton - Daly City Line, Warm Springs/South Fremont - Richmond Line, Coliseum–Oakland International Airport line and Richmond - Daly City/Millbrae Line, and over 50 nearby bus lines, Oakland is quite transit friendly. The best way to navigate Oakland is very often a car. Parking is easy, and nearby highways, such as Interstate 980, are very easy to reach from any location in Oakland.