Oakland lies along the east bay with a water-front view from downtown. Single-family detached homes are the most common housing offered, accounting for over 42% of the city's housing units. Oakland is a mixture of owner-occupied and rental housing, which is common for highly populated dense cities.
Although Oakland real estate has appreciated greatly over the past decade, housing prices have leveled off showing less than 2% appreciation over the past year. Oakland is a hub for commuters into San Francisco with the East Bay Bridge laying at its entry.