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Oakland California Real Estate

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Summary:
Oakland, California, is located in
Alameda County, and is 10 miles E o
f San Francisco, California. Oaklan
d has a population of 399,484. It i
s in the San Francisco Bay Area reg
ion, and enjoys close proximity to
San Francisco. The San Francisco-Oa
kland Bay Bridge links the two citi
es together.
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Article Body:
Oakland, California, is located in
Alameda County, and is 10 miles E o
f San Francisco, California. Oaklan
d has a population of 399,484. It i
s in the San Francisco Bay Area reg
ion, and enjoys close proximity to
San Francisco. The San Francisco-Oa
kland Bay Bridge links the two citi
es together.

Concentrated efforts have been made
 in the preservation of precious Vi
ctorian homes. The beautiful resul
ts can be seen in downtown Oakland_
s Preservation Park, as well as thr
oughout the city and in the picture
sque Oakland Hills.

The city_s homes follow different a
rchitectural styles, but two are do
minant_the Victorian, and the Craft
sman. See fine examples of both in
Rockridge,a pedestrian friendly Oak
land neighborhood well-served by pu
blic transportation. A BART commute
r train station is here, flanked by
 a European-style public market, et
hnic restaurants, and boutiques. An
other neighborhood is Elmwood_to th
e North_and borders the University
of California. Homes in both neighb
orhoods are in high demand.

Oakland properties pool is 150,787
residential properties including Oa
kland new homes. Median age of real
 estate in Oakland is 1950. Its ave
rage household size is 3.38 people.
 10% are one bedroom homes, 34% are
 2 bedroom homes, 36% are 3 bedroom
 homes, 14% are 4 bedroom homes, an
d 4% are 5+ bedroom homes.

Homes With No Mortgage 23%
Homes With Mortgage 77%
First Mortgage Only 58%
First & Second Mortgage or HELOC 19%
Oakland Real estate Tax: Median Rea
l Estate Taxes (2000) were $1,762 c
omparing to 1999 Median Family inco
me $ 44,384. Compare to USA median
yearly Real Estate Tax $1,300 and U
SA median Family Income $42,000 (19
99).

Oakland School District: Children m
ake up 25% of Oakland population. O
akland has 99,759 under 18 years ol
d residents, or 0.59 kids per one w
orker, or 0.66 kids per one househo
ld.
There are also many private schools
, including the new addition of a S
panish bilingual school for prescho
ol to the elementary levels.
Oakland Real Estate & Oakland Homeow
nership

There are 48251.84 or 32% one perso
n households, 42220.36 or 28% two p
erson households, and 22618.05 or 1
5% three person households in Oakla
nd, California. Median residents ag
e is 33.3, Senior citizens (65+) ma
ke up 41,788 or 10.5%% of Oakland p
opulation.

There are 170,503 workers (over 16
years of age) in Oakland. Of these,
 71.98% drive to work. Approximatel
y 17.44% of workers in Oakland take
 public transportation. An estimate
d 3.73% walk to work. Public transp
ortation consists of the bus, as we
ll as the Bay Area Rapid Transport
trains, which is headquartered in O
akland.

Median Oakland homeowner's housing e
xpenses are 22.5%

Crime in Oakland (2003), crimes per
 10,000 residents per year
Violent Crimes 140.51
Robberies 61.93
Aggravated Assaults 69.14
Property Crimes 566.48
Burglaries 114.35
Larceny-Thefts 314.18
Motor Vehicle Thefts 137.95

Oakland is an ethnically diverse ci
ty in a region that offers temperat
e climate most of the year. Civic l
ife thrives here, with many museums
 and educational institutions that
call Oakland their home. Many beaut
iful highlights include Lake Merrit
t, Oakland_s own Chinatown, and the
 Oakland Hills with its stunning vi
ews of the San Francisco skyline an
d the bay.

When making a decision about buying
 real estate in Oakland California
area, you should consider the follo
wing statistical data:
Near Medium City
Near Large City San Francisco, Calif
ornia
Oakland Zip Codes 94601, 94602, 94
603, 94605, 94606, 94607, 94608, 94
609, 94610, 94611, 94612, 94615, 94
617, 94618, 94619, 94621
Oakland Area Codes 510
White population 31.29%
African-American population 35.66%
Asian 15.23%
American Indian & Alaskan
Hispanic (of any race) 21.89%
Median Family Income (1999) $ 44,38
4%
Population Below Poverty Level 19.1
5%

								
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