Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA




The East Bay metro is a great place to think about buying a house if you enjoy cosmopolitan living, shopping, and great restaurants.




Polls, Rankings and Lists
#3 Top 100 Best Places to Live - Livability - October 2013
#13 Highest Rates of House Price Appreciation - FHFA - August 2014
#31 America's 50 Best Cities - Bloomberg - September 2012
#52 Top 100 Best Places to Live - Livability - October 2013
#92 Top 100 Best Places to Live - Livability - October 2013
#12 NAHB / Wells Fargo Least Affordable Housing - November 2014
#17 Best Large Cities for Successful Aging - Milken Institute - November 2014
#10 The Ten Nicest Housing Markets - RealtyTrac - December 2014
#17 Highest Rates of House Price Appreciation - FHFA - November 2014
#12 Best American Cities for Creatives - Thrillist - July 2016
#14 Highest Rates of House Price Appreciation - FHFA - May 2016
#13 Highest Rates of House Price Appreciation - FHFA - February 2016
#20 Highest Rates of House Price Appreciation - FHFA - November 2015

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About the state of California
California is a blue state, going for Kerry, Obama, and Obama in the last three presidential elections. California is not a right to work state. The current governor of California is a Democrat. Compared to other states, California has high income taxes, high sales taxes, and low property taxes.