Oakland

Rinetti & Co. Realtors has been selling residential property in Oakland since 1970.  If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Oakland we can help.  With over 40 years of experience behind us our family owned business can help navigate these uncertain real estate times.

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Just named #5 in New York Times, Top 45 Places to Go in 2012, Oakland is truly a destination city.

Oakland is located in the west-central part of California on the east side of San Francisco Bay. Don Luis Peralta first settled the site of Oakland in 1820 when he established the Rancho San Antonio. The gold rush of 1849 attracted more people to the area, and the city’s population continued to grow after a ferry service to San Francisco was started in 1851. Oakland was incorporated as a town in 1852 and as a city in 1854. It was named after the numerous oak trees found in the area. Oakland became the western terminus of the Central Pacific Railroad in 1869 and the seat of Alameda County in 1873.

In the latter part of the 19th century and also in 1910, additional territory was annexed to Oakland and the city assumed its present size. In 1906, thousands of people fled to Oakland in the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake and settled there permanently, furthering the city’s growth. Oakland’s economic development continued to rise with the opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in 1936.

Oakland is a major center of culture and commerce. It is an important container shipping port and the terminus of three transcontinental railroads. Oakland’s industries include food processing, transportation, software, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and electrical and high technology manufacturing. The city is the headquarters of many national and international corporations.

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Male: 192,757 (48.3%)

Female: 206,727 (51.7%)

White: 125,013 (31.3%)

Black: 142,460 (35.7%)

American Indian and Alaska Native: 2,655 (0.7%)

Asian: 60,851 (15.2%)

Other race: 46,592 (11.7%)

Two or more races: 19,911 (5.0%)

Hispanic/Latino: 87,467 (21.9%).

2000 percent population 18 and over: 75.0%

65 and over: 10.5%

Median age: 33.3.

Land area: 56 sq mi. (145 sq km);

Alt.: Highest, 1,700 ft.; lowest, sea level

Avg. daily temp.: Jan., 49.9° F; July, 62.1° F

Churches: 374, representing over 78 denominations in the city; over 500 churches in Alameda County

City-owned parks: 2,196 ac.

Per capita personal income (MSA) 2004: $49,2761

Chamber of Commerce: Oakland Chamber of Commerce, 475 Fourteenth St., Oakland, CA 94612

Zip Code: 94601, 94602, 94603, 94605, 94606, 94607, 94610, 94611, 94612, 94618, 94619, 94615, 94621

Area Code: 510

 

Economy

Oakland is a major West Coast port, and there are nearly 200,000 jobs related to marine cargo transport.  These jobs range from minimum wage hourly positions to Transportation Storage and Distribution Managers who earn an annual average salary of $91,520.  The city is also home to several major corporations including Matson, Kaiser Permanente and Clorox, as well as corporate headquarters for national retailers like Dreyer’s and Cost Plus World Market. The first Longs Drugs store opened in Oakland. Tech companies such as Ask.com and Pandora Radio are located in Oakland,and in recent years many start-up high tech and green energy companies have found a home in the downtown neighborhoods of Uptown, City Center, Jack London Square and Lake Merritt Financial District.

Top employers

According to the City’s 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,the top employers in the city are:

  1. Alameda County – 10,374
  2. Wells Fargo – 5,862
  3. Oakland Unified School District – 5,704
  4. City of Oakland – 4,478
  5. Cost Plus World Market – 4,125
  6. Kaiser Foundation Hospital – 3,105
  7. Peralta Community College District – 2,759
  8. Safeway – 2,692
  9. Internal Revenue Service – 2,500
  10. Albertson’s – 2,209

Local AttractionsCity of Oakland

Education

Primary and secondary education

Most public schools in Oakland are operated by the Oakland Unified School District which covers the entire city of Oakland; due to financial troubles and administrative failures, it has been in receivership by the state of California since 2002. The Oakland Unified School District (2006–2007) includes 59 elementary schools, 23 middle schools, 19 high schools, with 9 alternative education schools and programs, 4 adult education schools and early childhood education centers at most of the elementary schoolsThere are 46,000 K–12 students, 32,000 adult students, and 6,000 plus employees.  

Oakland’s three largest public high schools are Oakland High School, Oakland Technical High School, and Skyline High School.  Oakland Tech has various academies, including its much renowned Engineering Academy, which sent more girls to MIT in 2007 than any other public school west of the Mississippi.  There are also numerous small public high schools within Castlemont Comminty of Small Schools, Fremont Federation of High Schools, and McClymonds Educational Complex.

There are several private high schools. Notables include the secular The College Preparatory School and Head-Royce School and the Catholic Bishop O’Dowd High School, Holy Names High School and St. Elizabeth High School. Catholic schools in Oakland are operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland also include 8 K–8 schools (plus 1 in Piedmont on the Oakland city border). Northern Light School is a private nonprofit elementary and middle school. Bentley School is an Independent Co-educational K–12, college preparatory school, located on two campuses in Oakland and Lafayette, California.

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About Us

Since 1970 Rinetti & Co. Realtors has been selling residential real estate throughout the greater East Bay including San Leandro and Pleasanton. We are boutique real estate company with a single focus, exceptional customer service from start to finish. Rinetti & Co. has the experience and practical knowledge to adapt to changing market conditions while providing our clients expert advise when buying or selling a home. If you’re considering making a move please contact us and see the difference Rinetti & Co. Realtors can make for you.

Testimonials

The only realtors in San Leandro...You will not meet two finer or more ethical realtors. The best! - Gary S.

Rinetti & Co. turned out to be the perfect place for me to do business...I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone buying or selling property. - Mary K.

...As I am sure you are aware, a house is stucco, wood and nails, but a home is where a lifetime of memories are created. Our mother was very proud of her home, it meant so much to her.

- Trent B.

...Thanks for your patience, guidance & professionalism, you made this experience a great one that we will never forget...We can’t thank you enough, thanks a bunch!!! - Rocio R.

If anyone in the East Bay is looking to buy or sell a home, please consider my friends and agents Tianne Rinetti-Vittoria and Perry Vittoria! They helped us buy our house and did an amazing job! They go above and beyond.”

- Chris S.


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