About Oakland, California
Located across the Bay from San Francisco, Oakland is the third largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area and eighth largest city in California. It was incorporated on May 4, 1852 and its port is the fifth busiest in the United States.
The city of around 415,000 residents is known for its history of political activism, its championship-caliber NFL, NBA and MLB sport franchises and its booming business community. It’s also the county seat for Alameda County.
Outshining its sibling city to the west, Oakland has over 50 distinct neighborhoods across more than 78 square miles. Some of the more notable ones include West Oakland, Lake Merritt, Oakland Hills and Jack London Square.