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All State Van Lines Inc.

Experience is our foundation. Having relocated thousands of families across the nation Allstate Van Lines strives to make sure your move is...

US DOT: 1727120

MC: 728127

North Park Transfer & Storage

Oakland California moving companies, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines has more than a century of experience in household goods relocation. Started with a horse and wagon in 1905, Stevens has...

US DOT: 72029

MC: 074681

American Choice Van Lines LLC

Life is full of heavy stuff. Why add moving to your load? Let us carry it. At American Choice Van Lines our experience, training and above all our...

US DOT: 1732844

Intra: MTR0190490

MC: 634819

Graebel Sacramento Movers, Inc.

For 60 years, Graebel has delivered consistent, world-class moving and storage services to over 1,000,000 families all over the globe. When you...

US DOT: 220843

MC: 158651

Allied Van Lines

Oakland CA, Allied has over 85 years of experience and has built one of the largest moving networks in the world to service consumers, corporations and...

US DOT: 76235

MC: 15735

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

Tony's Sons Moving & Storage, Inc.

Arpin Van Lines, one of the nation’s leading household goods carriers, celebrates 107 years of continued growth and leadership in the transportation...

US DOT: 49922

MC: 621

Grizzly Van Lines

Family owned and operated relocation company with over 15 years of experience our hiring process has been in our family for generations and is...

US DOT: 2483462

MC: 859587

United Moving and Storage

Movers Oakland CA, United Moving & Storage is a full service agency operated by experienced, professionally trained personnel. With more than 30 years of industry...

US DOT: 22889

MC: 096339

Troy Transportation

Whether you are looking for a local or a long distance mover, you have come to the right place. Troy Moving and Storage Services will be your final...

Lightning Van Lines, Inc.

Oakland California moving quotes, If you are looking for first-class, full-service California Movers, Lightning Van Lines will provide you with the best relocation package that...

US DOT: 1176334

Intra: 189832

MC: 47201

Cardinal Moving Systems

Cardinal Moving Systems provide customers with one, all-inclusive price for any and every type of move. As one of the biggest West Coast providers of...

US DOT: 1463484

MC: 552894

Acclaimed Movers

Acclaimed Movers has produced an effortless, seamless, and effective moving procedure that is easily adapted to any customer while providing...

US DOT: 1771880

MC: 646815

Manchester Van Lines

Oakland CA, Manchester Vanlines is the company for you. Highest level of service with reasonable pricing is the motto of Manchester Vanlines. Expert advice on...

US DOT: 2162509

MC: 751462

Hawaiian Van Lines

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: 932259

MC: 401787

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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