One of the largest cities in California’s Bay Area, Oakland is located on the east side of the San Francisco Bay. Oakland is home to a major art scene and claims the highest concentration of artists per capita in the United States. On top of that, city-goers cheer on football’s Raiders and baseball’s Athletics. Oakland, a gateway to California, is the fifth-busiest port in the United States by cargo volume. The marine cargo transport industry in Oakland supplies 200,000 jobs to the city. Healthcare and technology companies are also major employers. Over the past decade, Oakland has seen an increase in both population and land values. Tourism is on the rise, as people from all over want to visit one of the most diverse and exciting cities in America.