Oakland is the 8th largest city in the state of California and the 44th most-populated city in the United States. It is located in the north-central portion of the state.
Living in Oakland, CA
Oakland is located on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, across from San Francisco and is comprised of 'the flatlands' and 'the hills.'
According to Rand McNally, Oakland has the 'best' weather in the United States.
Getting around Oakland is facilitated by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), as well as the public bus system provided by AC Transit.
Oakland is also one of the major ports on the west coast.
Professional Sports Teams in Oakland, CA
Major League Baseball-- Oakland Athletics // McAfee Coliseum
National Football League-- Oakland Raiders // McAfee Coliseum
National Basketball Association-- Golden State Warriors // Oracle Arena
Interesting Fact about Oakland, CA
Oakland could be called the sourdough capital of the world, as Oakland produces more sourdough bread than any other place in the world!