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Up Front Movers

With over 15 years of moving experience in the industry, Up Front Movers are dedicated to making sure that you're able get exactly what you need for...

US DOT: 2790220

MC: 542664

Golden Valley Van Lines

Oakland California moving companies, Founded in 2005 by a group of local movers, Golden Valley Van Lines has grown into one of the largest moving companies in the West. Our founders...

US DOT: 2632419

Intra: THG067605

MC: MC916283

City Moving

GP Movers offer the best moving services around. You can have a team of professional and highly skilled movers backing your move when you choose GP...

US DOT: 1826833

myBekins

I bet you can think of about 10,000 other things you would rather do than pack up and move your home or business. Moving can be a frustrating fact of...

US DOT: 716970

Intra: MTR189497

MC: 224537

Long Distance Relocation Services

Oakland CA, Moving long distance is something different than moving to your neighborhood in the same city. This is because not all movers handle long distance...

US DOT: 1343334

MC: 517383

United Van Lines

Find out what makes United one of the nation’s best long distance moving companies, year after year. Every move is different. At United, we have the...

US DOT: 77949

MC: 067234

Eden's Moving Services

Whether it is the movement of office premises to a new environment or home relocation, one usually need a reputable and highly experienced moving...

US DOT: 1752778

MC: 641757

Air-1 Moving & Storage Inc.

We here at Air 1 Moving & Storage understand the importance of choosing the right moving company that you can trust to move your family. All of our...

US DOT: 1095485

Intra: MTR0189688

MC: 450837

911 Movers

Movers Oakland CA, 911 MOVERS IS A FAMILY OWNED COMPANY. OUR MOVING COMPANY IS SPECIALIZED IN ALL TYPES OF MOVES. WE HAVE MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE MOVING...

US DOT: 2894905

MC: 972716

Intra: 007041158C

 
Gulf Moving Systems

Oakland California moving quotes, Your peace of mind is important to us. That's why we take time to offer so many services. Gulf Moving Systems offers: • Flexible pricing options. We...

US DOT: 716970

Intra: 005203008C

MC: 224537

Hawaiian Shipping

As indicated by our name, Hawaiian Shippers specialize in shipping household items from and to Hawaii. There is something very special about the...

US DOT: 1208629

MC: 480787

Colonial Van Lines

Colonial Van Lines is the preferred choice for all your long distance moving needs. With over 50 years of experience, and over 200 professional...

US DOT: 1434373

MC: 681534

Kangaroo Van Lines

Oakland CA, Thank you for considering Kangaroo Van lines as your preferred choice for relocation services. Based in Northridge, we are proud of our dedication to...

US DOT: 2513725

MC: 871984

Prime Storage Systems Inc.

Moving to Hawaii or moving from Hawaii can be just as easy as one, two, three, it all depends on which relocation service you are using. At Prime...

US DOT: 2109775

MC: 735596

Situated on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay, Oakland, California has a lot to offer to people moving here, including the best climate in the U.S. As the eighth largest city in the U.S. with a population over 400,000 residents and counting -- making moving to Oakland a very popular destination.

Economy:
Oakland is a major railroad center as well as a busy shipping port (the fourth largest container port in the U.S.). The most commonly produced products include: glass, chemicals, food, electronics, metal, iron, and various technology products.

Tourism:
Oakland can be reached easily and affordably through the somewhat low-cost Oakland International Airport. Popular attractions include the Oakland Museum of California, the Art Deco Paramount Theater, Chinatown, Jack London Square, and Children's Fairyland. Additional destinations include the Chabot Space and Science Center and the Morcom Rose Garden. Major sports teams include the Oakland Athletics (baseball), and the Oakland Raiders (football), among several other teams in the area.

History:
Oakland was incorporated in 1852 and soon after railroads reached the city. By the 1860's and 1870's the area was a major railroad hub. In the coming years, some of the city was broken off into different towns. In 1906, many people moved to Oakland because of earthquakes and fires in nearby San Francisco. By 1920, Oakland became a major center of metal, shipbuilding, and automotive industries. Oakland was in the general naval shipbuilding industry during World War II which attracted many new workers to the city. After the war, the major industries of the city dried up and many of the more wealthy citizens left the city. This left Oakland in a poor economic state with a lower class of people living there. Many activists groups formed in later years, most notably The Black Panthers. This contributed to the increase in crime in the city and overall declining living conditions. In 1989, the Loma Prieta Earthquake hit Oakland and the Oakland Hills Firestorm hit in 1991; both caused considerable damage.

  • The USS Potomac (FDR's Yacht used while as president) is in Oakland's harbor.
  • In recent years, real estate prices have gone up considerably because of terrific views, efforts to lower crime, and many quality stores and restaurants.
  • Oakland is sometimes defined by two areas: "the flats" and "the hills". The flatter terrain makes up two-thirds of the city and the lower-income citizens, while the hills contain more affluent people.

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