The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Oakland For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Oakland are the best of the best.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Oakland.
Best Neighborhoods In Oakland

Oakland has seen a huge influx of people over the last 10 years even as California has started to see an outflow. We don't know if this increase is because it's one of the top 100 cities in America for singles or because people are crossing the Bay Bridge to flee San Francisco's high cost of living, but what we do know is that Oakland has some pretty cool neighborhoods. And if you want to know where those neighborhoods are located, you should take a look below at HomeSnacks' list of the top ten best neighborhoods in Oaktown for 2021.

It's not that Oakland doesn't have its fair share of problems--most cities with 414,768 residents generally do, but Oakland is working hard to find solutions that are best for everyone. Oakland is afterall one of the most diverse cities in California. However, where Oakland used to be in the headlines for high crime, the city is now being used in conversations that include words like progress and renewal. And, people, this sense of rebirth is starting in Oakland's best neighborhoods. For example, if you're looking for a quirky bohemian enclave, the Fairview Park neighborhood has eclectic coffee shops and a bunch of craft breweries. The Panoramic Hill neighborhood has everything Oakland, but it comes with a pretty expensive price tag. But, if you want the best deal, Piedmont is the most affordable in terms of median income level to home price ratio.

And because HomeSnacks doesn't want you to live a life with regret, we think that you should definitely make one of Oakland's best neighborhoods your first Northern California choice. To do this, you're going to need to keep reading to see your top ten choices.

In our quest to determine Oakland's best neighborhoods, we also ranked the city's hoods based on safety, unemployment rates, affordability, and amenities and gave each a SnackAbility score. Folks, Oakland's top ten neighborhoods scored a 9.5/10 and better. So, you know these are some pretty amazing places.

But, what is the best neighborhood in Oakland? According to the latest data that would be Piedmont.

To see where the rest of Oakland's neighborhoods ranked take a look below. And if you don't find your favorite there, head to the bottom.

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