Black panthers were based in West Oakland. Was the terminus of the first Transcontinental railroad. 7th Street was once a hub for jazz and the blues.
The Oakland Hills unofficially refers to the area—particularly the residential neighborhoods—that lines the eastern edge of Oakland on the western side of the Berkeley Hills.
What’s Great East Oakland is rich with history. It is predominantly known as the area where West Coast rap was popularized. Tupac, Mac Dre, and Too Short are just a few famous names that got their start here.
Downtown Oakland is the site of the yearly Black Cowboy Parade, celebrating black cowboys who helped settle the American West.
Alameda contains beautiful views of the bay and San Francisco along its beach. A small and tight community makes for almost a small town feel of home.
Lake Merritt is the United States' first official wildlife refuge. A “Necklace of Lights” surrounds Lake Merritt...
Piedmont is technically its own city, surrounded by Oakland but not part of it. It was incorporated in...