With an average listing price of $209,411, home prices in Oakland dropped by 2.7 percent this year, but the marginal decline did little to the overall market. Year-over-year, inventory marginally declined 13.8 percent, from 29 listings to 25 homes on the market. You won't have to worry about the appearance of this area, because many of the residents have chosen to landscape their yards. If you have a busy family with kids and pets, the hardwood floors in many of Oakland's homes are easy to clean and have an attractive look. Steep yourself in history and bring those bygone days into your present with the historic estates that are spread around this city, letting you find the perfect balance between old and new.