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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Oakland.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Oakland ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is San Jose. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southeast of Oakland. San Jose has a population of 1,035,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is San Francisco. It lies just west of Oakland and has a population of 884,000 people.

For comparison, Oakland has a population of 425,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Oakland and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Antioch   [Map]   111,674   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Berkeley   [Map]   122,324   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Concord   [Map]   129,783   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Daly City   [Map]   107,074   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   116,266   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fremont   [Map]   234,962   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Hayward   [Map]   160,500   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Richmond   [Map]   110,040   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
San Mateo   [Map]   104,748   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Santa Clara   [Map]   127,134   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Santa Rosa   [Map]   175,269   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Sunnyvale   [Map]   153,656   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Tracy   [Map]   90,889   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Vacaville   [Map]   100,032   N   41 miles [66 km]
Vallejo   [Map]   122,105   N   20 miles [32.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Alameda   [Map]   79,177   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Albany   [Map]   20,143   N   5 miles [8 km]
Brookfield Village   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Campbell Village   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Canyon   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Emeryville   [Map]   11,758   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fruitvale   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Havenscourt   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Laurel   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Montclair   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Normandy Village   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Piedmont   [Map]   11,378   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Rochedale Village   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
South Berkeley   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
University Village   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]

For more communities neighboring Oakland, please visit our County-by-County Page for Oakland.

Alameda County ...

Oakland is located in Alameda County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Alameda County: Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara & Stanislaus. The western boundary of the county is on San Francisco Bay.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakland ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Oakland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oakland ...

Looking for more information about Oakland? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oakland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oakland.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Oakland.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Oakland. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oakland. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

TripAdvisor Link for:

    California Statewide Tourism
    Oakland Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Oakland


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Oakland ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Oakland.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Metro Oakland Intl. (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]   OAK   SSE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Metro Oakland Intl.    [Map]   ---   SSE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hayward Exec.(HWD/KHWD)   [Map]   HWD   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
San Francisco Intl. (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]   SFO   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Buchanan Fld.(CCR/KCCR)   [Map]   CCR   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
San Carlos Airport(ICAO: KSQL)   [Map]   SQL   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Half Moon Bay Airport(HAF/KHAF)   [Map]   HAF   SSW   23 miles [37 km]
Palo Alto Airport(PAO/KPAO)   [Map]   PAO   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Oakland.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Oakland. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Metro Oakland Intl. (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]   OAK   SSE   6 miles [9.7 km]
San Francisco Intl. (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]   SFO   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Metro Oakland Intl.    [Map]   ---   SSE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Stockton Metro Airport (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]   SCK   E   56 miles [90.1 km]
Sonoma Co. Airport (STS/KSTS)   [Map]   STS   NNW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Sacramento Exec. (SAC/KSAC)   [Map]   SAC   NE   64 miles [103 km]
Modesto City - Co. Airport (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]   MOD   E   72 miles [115.9 km]
Sacramento Mather Airport (ICAO: KMHR)   [Map]   MHR   NE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY/KMRY)   [Map]   MRY   SSE   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hayward Exec.(HWD/KHWD)   [Map]   HWD   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Buchanan Fld.(CCR/KCCR)   [Map]   CCR   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
San Carlos Airport(ICAO: KSQL)   [Map]   SQL   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Half Moon Bay Airport(HAF/KHAF)   [Map]   HAF   SSW   23 miles [37 km]
Palo Alto Airport(PAO/KPAO)   [Map]   PAO   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Livermore Muni. (ICAO: KLVK)   [Map]   LVK   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Napa Co. Airport (APC/KAPC)   [Map]   APC   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gnoss Fld.(ICAO: KDVO)   [Map]   DVO   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Metro Oakland Intl.   (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]
        Website for Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Francisco Intl.   (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]
        Website for San Francisco International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Modesto City - Co. Airport   (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]
        Website for Modesto City - County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Mather Airport   (ICAO: KMHR)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento Mather Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Monterey Peninsula Airport   (MRY/KMRY)   [Map]
        Website for Monterey Peninsula Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hayward Exec.   (HWD/KHWD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Buchanan Fld.   (CCR/KCCR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Carlos Airport   (ICAO: KSQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Half Moon Bay Airport   (HAF/KHAF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Palo Alto Airport   (PAO/KPAO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Livermore Muni.   (ICAO: KLVK)   [Map]
        Website for Livermore Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.   (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]
        Website for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Napa Co. Airport   (APC/KAPC)   [Map]
        Website for Napa County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gnoss Fld.   (ICAO: KDVO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Clara Co. Airport   (RHV/KRHV)   [Map]
        Website for Reid - Hillview of Santa Clara County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nut Tree Airport   (ICAO: KVCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Intl.   (SMF/KSMF)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fresno Yosemite Intl.   (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]
        Website for Fresno Yosemite International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Reno / Tahoe Intl.   (RNO/KRNO)   [Map]
        Website for Reno / Tahoe International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stockton Metro Airport   (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]
        Website for Stockton Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sonoma Co. Airport   (STS/KSTS)   [Map]
        Website for Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Exec.   (SAC/KSAC)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Alameda County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oakland: www.oaklandnet.com/

The official website for Alameda County: www.acgov.org/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oakland.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Oakland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oakland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oakland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8053, Longitude: -122.2706     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Oakland), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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