12 Fun Facts About Oakland, California!

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Some Fun Facts about Oakland. Better known as: The Bright Side of the Bay. The Town. Oaktown. O-Town. 

  1. Oakland is 54 square miles - it’s bigger than San Francisco.
  2. There are 29 zip codes, 3 cities, 3 area codes and 119 neighborhoods in Oakland.
  3. The median age is 36 with a population of about 400,000 people. CA median age is 46.
  4. Lake Merritt is a salt water lake declared a wildlife refuge by Dr. Samuel Merritt, Oakland’s mayor in 1870.
  5. There are over 600 churches and temples in Oakland.
  6. Oakland is home to over 80 parks and boasts 50+ locations on the National Register of Historic Places.
  7. Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc. was founded in Oakland in 1928 by William Dreyer and Joseph Edu.
  8. Bruce Lee started fighting and training here.
  9. The Port of Oakland spans over 19 miles of shoreline and is the owner of the Oakland International Airport. 
  10. Still open today, Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon, est. 1883, is where Oakland resident and Author, Jack London hung out.
  11. Did you know the city has hundred’s of secret staircases?
  12. The median single family home price is $750,000, up 3% from 2017.

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