If you are thinking about buying a house in Oakland, another reason to consider is ZooLights at the Oakland Zoo. Last night my wife, youngest daughter, and some friends went out to the Oakland Zoo to experience the Zoo Lights display, which they put on every year for the Winter Holidays. We had a great time, even though there was a bit of drizzle it did not dampen our enthusiasm but rather kept the crowds away and we had lots of space to enjoy the lights. The kids rode on some of the rides (the carousel, the cars and planes) and all of us took the train ride on a brightly and festively lit engine. We ate in the cafe, pizza hot and chocolate, visited with Santa, checked out the gift shop and were generally impressed with the display. Do other zoos do this?
The city of Oakland often gets a bad rap. The bad reputation comes from some select areas of the city where crime really is overboard. Oakland, by the way, in terms of area is a huge city. The facts that tend to get overlooked are ones like: did you know that Oakland has more park land than any other city in the United States? or that it has more artists per capita than aywhere in the United States besides Manhattan? Hmmm, stats like this make me think it ani't that bad a place. In fact its a great town! If you are buying a home in Oakland you will want to experience all the good things it has to offer: parks, music, restaurants, art (check out the Crucible), museums and more. There is a ton to explore including Zoo Lights. Here are some pictures I took with my phone last night.
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