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Around Oakland ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Seattle. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the north of Oakland. Seattle has a population of 770,000 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Tacoma. It lies immediately northeast of Oakland and has a population of 220,000 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Oakland.<2>

  • Clover Park [Pierce County]
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    • Clover Park [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Oakland
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  • Cromwell [Pierce County]
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    • Cromwell [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Oakland
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  • Dash Point [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dash Point
    • Dash Point [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Oakland
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  • Fife [Pierce County]
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    • Fife [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Oakland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,458 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fife
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fife<3>
  • Fircrest [Pierce County]
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    • Fircrest [Pierce County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Oakland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,884 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fircrest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fircrest<3>
  • Fox Island [Pierce County]
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    • Lake City [Pierce County]
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      • Lake City [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Lakewood [Pierce County]
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      • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<3>
    • Midland [Pierce County]
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      • Midland [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Oakland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
    • Northeast Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northeast Tacoma
      • Northeast Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Oakland
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    • Parkland [Pierce County]
    • Ruston [Pierce County]
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      • Ruston [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 848 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruston
    • Steilacoom [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steilacoom
      • Steilacoom [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,416 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steilacoom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steilacoom<3>
    • Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
      • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Oakland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<3>
    • University Place [Pierce County]

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

Pierce County ...

Oakland is located in Pierce County<5>.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pierce County: King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lewis, Mason, Thurston & Yakima. The northwestern boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakland ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oakland.

Airports Near Oakland ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Oakland and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Oakland.

Websites We Enjoy ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oakland.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2312, Longitude: -122.4893       In this case, the coordinates for Oakland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Pierce, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>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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