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Oakland is not only a sprawling, giant city, but is an urban cultural mecca that stretches from the coast to redwood-covered rolling hills. It has a deep, complicated history and culture, its own local slang, absolutely incredible food, and plenty to see and do.

Click on the links below to learn more about this wonderful city and its interesting lifestyle!

Find Schools in Oakland

Go here for some of the top-rated public schools in Oakland based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity.

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2021 Best Public Schools in Oakland

Explore the best public schools serving your area based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Oakland Unified School District

"Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will build a Full Service Community District focused on high academic achievement while serving the whole child, eliminating inequity, and providing each child with excellent teachers, every day."

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City of Oakland

Check out the city website for more up-to-date information about Oakland, California.

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All Trails - Oakland

"Looking for a great trail near Oakland, California? AllTrails has 141 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount Tamalpais State Park or Mount Diablo State Park, we've got you covered."

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Oakland Nightlife

"We can't wait to welcome you back for some creative cocktails, cool spaces, and live music—the full spectrum of nightlife at Oakland bars."

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