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2018's 10th Best Large City for Baseball Fans - WalletHub, October 2018

No. 1 Editors' Rank in Best Cities in the Bay Area - San Francisco magazine, October 2018

19th Best Bicycling City - Bicycling.com, October 2018

19th Best Foodie City in America - WalletHub, October 2018

Among the Best Walking Towns in America - Reader's Digest, September 2018

5 Underrated Cities in the USA - The Good Trade, September 2018

Home to 1 of America's Best New Restaurants- Bon Appetit, September 2018

Third most ‘sustainably powered’ U.S. city- Commercial Cafe, August 2018

Top Large Californian City to Start a Business - WalletHub, April 2018

No. 5 among Best Cities for Diversity in STEM - SmartAsset, December 2017

Oakland among "Top 18 For 2018" Travel Predictions - British Airways, October 2017

Oakland MSA among the 25 Happiest Cities in the United States – National Geographic, October 2017

No. 3 among Cities where Millennials are moving - SmartAsset, September 2017

No. 9 among the 10 Most Walkable Cities of 2017 - Redfin, May 2017

No. 5 among the Top 10 Vegan Cities in America - VegNews, May 2017

2017’s 3rd Best City for Basketball Fans - WalletHub, May 2017

8th Happiest Place to Live - WalletHub, March 2017

15th among super cool U.S. cities to visit - Expedia Viewfinder, March 2017

Top 10 Cities Where Downtown Is Making a Comeback - Realtor.com, March 2017

7th Most Culturally Diverse U.S. City and 1st in Ethnoracial Diversity - WalletHub, February 2017

Among the top 30 healthiest cities in the United States - WalletHub, February 2017

Among the Top 10 U.S. cities for employee happiness - Kununu, February 2017

10th Best U.S. City for Living Without a Car - Redfin, February 2017

9th Best City to Score Your Dream Job - GoBanking, January 2017

Oakland's Bushrod neighborhood named the Hottest Neighborhood of 2017 - RedFin, January 2017

America’s best new bike lanes of 2016 - People for Bikes, December 2016

7th Greenest City in America - WalletHub, October 2016

No. 7 on roster of cities with the Best Local Food Scene - USA Today, September 2016

11th Best City for Coffee Lovers - WalletHub, September 2016

No. 1 among Top 10 U.S. Cities for International Foods - Travel Channel, September 2016

Area with the highest rate of same-sex female marriage and 6th highest rate of same-sex male marriage - New York Times, September 2016

11th Best Large City to Live in - WalletHub, July 2016

Oakland MSA Ranked 3rd Best Place for Tech Careers - Value Penguin, June 2016

Oakland is the most diverse large city in the U.S. - WalletHub, May 2016

Oakland ranks as foodie heaven: nation's best city for coffee, food trucks, breakfast and more by Estately - San Francisco Chronicle, March 30, 2016

Oakland was named the 5th Best City for Basketball Fans - WalletHub, March 2016

Ranked No. 13 among America's Fastest-Growing Cities 2016 - Forbes, March 2016

Among the 52 Places to Go in 2016 - New York Times, January 2016

Among the 13 hottest American cities for 2016 - Business Insider, December 2015

No. 7 among the Top 10 Cities for Outdoor Enthusiasts - SmartAsset, December 2015

5 Cities Building Wealth Through People Power - Shareable, December 2015

9th Greenest City in America - WalletHub, October 2015

No. 4 Best Foodie City for Your Wallet - WalletHub, October 2015

2nd Most Ethno-Racially Diverse Large City - WalletHub, October 2015

25th Best City for Sports Fans - WalletHub, September 2015

No. 7 on roster of cities with the Best Local Food Scene - USA Today, August 2015

No. 5 among Best Cities for Foodies - NerdWallet, June 22, 2015

9th Best City for Baseball Fans - WalletHub, June 2015

No. 14 among most Bikeable Cities of 2015 - Redfin, May 14, 2015

No. 4 on Trulia's top 5 most pet-friendly rental markets - Trulia, April 30, 2015

Oakland's American Indian Public High School ranked No. 1 in California, No. 12 in Nation - U.S. News & World Report, May 2015

No. 2 Overall in Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future and No. 1 in Connectivity - fDiIntelligence.com, April/May 2015

No. 2 among America's Next Hot Food Cities - Zagat, April 2015

10 of the world's most beautiful sky gardens - CNN, April 15, 2015

10 Best New Food Cities - Jetsetter, April 2015

No. 9 most walkable City - Walk Score, April 2015

Among the Top 10 Destinations To Give You Some Serious Wanderlust - ViewTheVibe.com, March 26, 2015

Oakland Ranked 7th Most Interesting Cities in America - SmartAsset, March 26, 2015

4th Most Bike-Friendly City - BetterDoctor, March 23, 2015

20th Best City for Basketball Fans in the U.S. - WalletHub, March 2015

No. 3 among Best Startup Cities in America - Popular Mechanics, February 2015

No. 5 for Most Friendly & Engaged NFL Fans, No. 15 among 2015’s Best Cities for Football Fans - WalletHub, January 29, 2015

Oakland Named the Most Diverse City in America - Priceonomics, December 15, 2014

Among The 15 Hottest American Cities For 2015 - Business Insider, November 19, 2014

No 8. in Digital Cities large city category - Government Technology, November 13, 2014

Most Grateful City - Treat, November 2014

No. 6 among Top 20 US Cities for Tech Startup Funding - National Venture Capital Association, October 24, 2014

18th Best Foodie City for Your Wallet - WalletHub, October 16, 2014

No. 10 'Best Sports Town' - USA Today, October 15, 2014

Uptown Named Among Nation’s Great Neighborhoods – American Planning Association, October 1, 2014

Oakland No. 8 among Top 10 U.S. Retail Markets - National Real Estate Investor, September 2014

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No. 2 on list of 7 Underrated but Intriguing U.S. Cities You Need to Visit - Yahoo Travel, August 25, 2014

No. 10 among California Cities on the Solar Ease Index - Complete Solar, August 2014

No. 12 among America's Coolest Cities 2014 - Forbes, August 6, 2014

No. 9 Among Top 10 Metros for Millennial Population Growth - Trulia, June 26, 2014

Major Tech Center with the 2nd highest number of Women in Tech - RJMetrics, June 24, 2014

No. 3 Best US City to Celebrate Gay Pride - Jack'd, June 11, 2014

15 Cities for Creative 20-Somethings That Aren't New York or Los Angeles - PolicyMic, May 27, 2014

No. 4 on Most LGBT-Friendly Cities - NerdWallet, May 27, 2014

No. 10 among 15 Large Cities with the Highest Percentage of Bicycling to Work - U.S. Census Bureau, May 8, 2014

2nd Best Californian City to Start a Career - WalletHub, May 8, 2014

No. 5 Among the Top 10 Cities for Tech Entrepreneurs - The MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association with data from Thomson Reuters, April 29, 2014

Oakland Ranked #14 Among 24 Places To Visit For Fantasy Food Travel - Food Republic, February 24, 2014

12th Street Reconstruction Honored with a 2013 Top 10 Roads Award - Roads & Bridges magazine, February 2014

#8 Tech Hub in the U.S. - Trulia, February 2014

Oakland Recognized as National 2013 Community Pacesetter - Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, January 15, 2014

9th Gayest City in America - The Advocate, January 6, 2014

2013 Oakland Marathon: "Best Marathon" in the Pacific West Region - Competitor Magazine, December 2013

Year in Review: Oakland Tops 20+ Positive Lists Nationwide - Visit Oakland, December 2013

6th Best Rising Star Destination - The Huffington Post, December 2013

Oakland Ranked Among the 10 Most Liked Cities in the U.S. - Money Journal, November 2013

America's 5th Most Hipster City - The Thrillist, November 2013

City of Oakland ranked #35 on North America’s 2013 Government Green Fleet List - Governing Magazine, November 2013

Oakland ranked 9th Most Walkable City in the U.S. - Walk Score, November 2013

America’s Hottest Housing Market - 24/7WallSt.com, August 8, 2013

Top City for Dance Fitness Activities - Facebook, July 9, 2013

4th Most Diverse City in America - NerdWallet, July 8, 2013

Oakland, Calif., Has Never Been Better: Here Are Ten Reasons Why - The Huffington Post, June 11, 2013

No. 6 on America’s 10 Best Cities for Women - Movoto, May 29, 2013

#4 Among Top 20 Urban Destinations with Nature Opportunities - TravelNerd, May 13, 2013

Oakland's Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments among Top 10 Examples of Green Design - American Institute of Architects, April 22, 2013

Second Best California City For Singles - Movoto, April 23, 2013

Oakland Ranked as Greenest City in U.S. - SheKnows.com, April 15, 2013

Oakland's Upper Rockridge Census Tract Top Creative Class Location in the San Francisco Metro Area - The Atlantic Cities, April 1, 2013

Ten Best Cities To Have a Dog - NerdWallet, March 25, 2013

Oakland Among 5 best markets to sell a home - CNN/Money, March 14, 2013

Oakland Among 15 Top Cities for Tech Startups - National Venture Capital Association, February 13, 2013

#10 Most Walkable City in America - America Walks, February 2013

Oakland Ranked Among Top 12 ArtPlaces in the Nation - ArtPlace, January 7, 2013

Gayest Cities in America, 2013 - The Advocate, January 2013

Oakland Rises to 7th in Nation in Bicycling Rate with 7,000 Biking Commuters - U.S. Census Data, November 5, 2012

Oakland Named Among America's 50 Best Cities - Bloomberg Businessweek, September 26, 2012

Uptown named among the Best Hipster Neighborhoods - Forbes, September 20, 2012

Oakland named among America's Best Cities on the Rise - SmarterTravel.com, August 31, 2012,

Oakland Tied as Most Honest City in the U.S. - National Honesty Index, August 20, 2012

Oakland top city for fastest selling homes in the nation - Realtor.com, August 8, 2012

6th among the 51 largest US cities for percentage of residents that bicycle to work - Alliance for Biking & Walking 2012 Benchmarking Report

Where the Creative Class Earns the Most - The Atlantic Cities, July 2012

America's 16th Coolest City - Forbes, July 26, 2012

#2 US City in Per-Capita Availability of Eco-Friendly Services - Thumbtack, July 2012

4th Greenest US City - Mother Nature Network, July 2012

5th Greenest City in America - Corporate Knights Magazine, June 2012

The Gardens at Lake Merritt Named Among Top 5 in California - Via Magazine, March 2012

Men's Fitness Ranks Oakland the 4th Most Fit City in America - Men's Fitness, March 2012

CNN includes Oakland in its 5 must-see film sites - CNN, February 23, 2012

California’s 2nd Most Literate City and 15th in the Nation - America's Most Literate Cities, 2011

10 Great Places to celebrate the Year of the Dragon - USA Today, January 19, 2012

10th Greenest Real Estate Market in U.S. - Cushman & Wakefield Green Building Opportunity Index, November 2011

#2 “Can-Do” City - Newsweek, September 2011

10th Most Walkable City in the Nation - Walk Score, July 2011

3rd Most Active City in the U.S. - Men's Health, June 2011

9th Most Sustainable City in the U.S. - Sustainlane, 2008

4th largest "Nano Metro" Area in the nation - Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, 2007

In the last 10 years, Oakland has also been ranked in the top 10 for use of renewable energy, percentage of women-owned businesses, most “Most Wired” metro area, healthiest city in the U.S., best places to retire, most fun city, best climate and best drinking water.

Oakland is home to the nation’s oldest official wildlife refuge, Lake Merritt, which was established in 1870 and the nation's 5th largest Port.