Living in the San Francisco Bay Area
Oakland, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the nation, is a recreational, business and cultural center. Children's Hospital is centrally located in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood
, approximately 10 miles from San Francisco and 2.5 Miles from the University of California, Berkeley. Most residents and fellows find suitable housing in one of Oakland's many neighborhoods, located just minutes away from Children's Hospital.
Oakland's mild climate means nearly year-round access to 500 nearby miles of parkland trails and virtually guarantees your free time can be spent outdoors. In Oakland, you'll discover the Oakland Museum, a bustling Chinatown, Jack London Square and the spectacular art deco Paramount Theater of the Arts, home to the Oakland Symphony and an array of cultural events.
The Oakland A's baseball team, the Golden State Warriors basketball team and the Oakland Raiders football team attract crowds to the Oakland Coliseum complex near Oakland International Airport.
Immediately north of Oakland is Berkeley, offering an eclectic mix of arts, theater, and collegiate sports. The East Bay has an extraordinary range of dining choices, from authentic ethnic fare to internationally acclaimed California cuisine.
The Bay Bridge connects Oakland to all the varied attractions of San Francisco, located about 15 minutes away by automobile or train on Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).
It is easy to see why the Bay Area is one of California's most desirable areas to live and work. Accessible for day or weekend trips from the Bay Area are the wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, the magnificent Redwoods, Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada including Yosemite and scenic coastal areas such as Big Sur, the Monterey Peninsula and Mendocino. Water sports, cross-country and downhill skiing, fishing, camping and other outdoor recreational activities are easily enjoyed by our residents.
- Transit 511.org Bay Area public transit trip planner wizard and maps
- AC Transit (Alameda County Transportation) Local bus system
- BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Connects the San Francisco Peninsula with Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, Walnut Creek, Dublin/Pleasanton and other cities in the East Bay
- East Bay Bicycle Coalition Information on biking for transportation or recreation
- Free Shuttle Services Children's free shuttle service from the Hospital to the nearby BART station
Local Museum and Cultural Institutions
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