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Oakland, CA

Oakland, CA

Moving to Oakland, CA?

Located on the east side of the San Francisco Bay lies the beautiful city of Oakland. More than 400,000 people call the city home, and soon you will too! There are many great reasons why moving to Oakland is a perfect idea for you and your family. Keep reading to learn more!

Learn all about why moving to Oakland is a great idea.

Why you should move to Oakland today

Mediterranean Climate. The weather in Oakland is predictable, and that’s a good thing. You’ll experience warm, dry summers and winters that are mild and wet. Average highs stay in the high 60s, lows can reach into the 50s, and you’ll see about 23 inches of rain per year. The city does have some early morning fog (especially in the hills), but the fog usually burns off by the time the sun rises.

Housing is cheaper. While living anywhere in the Bay area is expensive, it’s typically cheaper to rent in Oakland than in neighboring San Francisco.

Diversity abounds! Oakland is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country. There are more than 150 different languages spoken throughout the city.

Lots of neighborhoods. If you’re moving to Oakland, you’ll be glad to know that you have plenty of choices on where to live. There are more than 50 distinct neighborhoods in the city! Some notable neighborhoods include downtown Oakland, West Oakland, The Temescal, Lakeshore and Lake Merritt, Adam’s Point, Rockridge, Piedmont, The Laurel District, and Oakland Hills. You’ll also have an easy time getting around, too. Oakland is the 9th most walkable large city in the U.S.

Did you know? Oakland is unique in that it completely encompasses another city. Piedmont is an independent city that is completely surrounded by Oakland.

Sports. If you’re a sports nut, Oakland is where you need to be. You can be active in the city’s parks (the city has 2,500 acres of open space, including 100 parks), or watch the professionals play. The Oakland A’s (baseball), the Oakland Raiders (football) and the Golden State Warriors (basketball) are all located in the town.

Education. If you’re moving to Oakland with children, they’ll fit right in at the Oakland Unified School District. There are 50 elementary schools, four Grade-K-8 schools, 13 middle schools, three Grade 6-12 schools, seven high schools, and nine alternative schools within the district. For higher education, Oakland offers many options including Oakland University, Lincoln University, and Samuel Merritt University to name a few.

There’s a lot to do.

  • The city boasts the highest concentration of artists per capita. That means that there are plenty of arts and cultural events during the year, as well as many art spaces and performance venues (like the Paramount Theatre).
  • If you love the outdoors, Oakland has some great spots for enjoying it. Try East Bay Regional Park District, Lake Merritt, or Mountain View Cemetery.
  • Check out the Oakland Zoo to get up close and personal with the animals!
  • Visit Children’s Fairyland, a small theme park designed especially for kids.
  • Are you a history buff? Then you’ve got to see the USS Potomac, or the “Floating White House.” It served as Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht until he died in 1945.
  • Oakland is filled with some great restaurants you just have to try. You can soak up all the local flavor in the Temescal, Dimond, and Rockridge Districts.
  • Want to try curling? Head over to the Oakland Ice Center!

There’s so much to do in Oakland that you’ll likely never travel to San Francisco on the weekends for fun!

How to move to Oakland, CA

As you think about your upcoming Oakland move, you might be wondering exactly how to get there. Have you heard of U-Pack Moving®? U-Pack is an easy and affordable way to move to Oakland. Here’s how it works:

  • A moving trailer or moving container is delivered to your home.
  • You pack and load it.
  • U-Pack drives it to your new home in Oakland.
  • You unload and unpack.

Compared to other state to state moving companies, U-Pack rates are competitive, but you don’t have to drive a rental truck! Talk about stress-free.

Get a free moving quote online or by calling 877-453-7274 to see how much your U-Pack Oakland move will cost. We drive. You save.®

More Moving to Oakland Resources

City Website

Chamber of Commerce

Visitors Site

Station Address:
Address: 4575 Tidewater Ave
Oakland, CA 94601
United States
Mailing Address: 4575 Tidewater Ave
Oakland, CA 94601
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (510) 533-8575
Fax: (510) 533-3020

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Oakland, CA, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Oakland, CA. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

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