B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$279,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,412
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%

Oakley Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    97
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    52
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    227
    525
  • Theft
    759
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    488
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$82,885
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Oakley Reviews

51 reviews
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I just bought my first house in Oakley. The schools are great and our neighborhood is family friendly and safe. The commute to work is a bit rough on Highway 4, but it's worth it to live in a safe, affordable place. It's close to the Delta, for boating during the summer. There's some good restaurants nearby, and lot's of shopping! We love it so far.
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I like the size of this suburban city. The free movies held each month at downtown appropriate for any change is well-inviting. Although it's a bit quiet at times, small city feel, you'll soon learn to love and appreciate. You will often run into people you know of in stores. Lots of family and pet-friendly parks and quiet neighborhoods. It is clean and well maintained. It is diverse and you close to public schools, some even walking distance. Although there is not much to do at night, although I wish there is a 24 hour hangout place for when college students come back to visit.
Growing up in Oakley there was many changes to the environment, the community, and the landscape. It went from a very small town to a city with a downtown area! I love the big break regional preserve, it is a great place to take you family and pets to enjoy the delta.