Living in Oakland, FL

Fast Facts About Oakland, FL

Population 3,065

Distance from: 

  • Lakeland: 1hr 6min
  • Tampa: 1hr 25min
  • Orlando: 22min

Nearest airport:

Median income (2020): 

  • Individual: $42,466
  • Household: $119,803

County: Orange County

Type of location: Town

Why is Oakland a Nice Place to Live?

Oakland is a beautiful town located outside of Orlando. Oakland offers beautiful outdoor areas and parks for recreation, including Pollard Park Speer Park, VanderLey Park, Jake Voss Pier, and Oakland Nature Preserve. The town is surrounded by large moss-draped oak trees and is situated on the southern shores of Lake Apopka. Those living in Oakland enjoy the family-friendly sense of community and beautiful scenery.

Oakland offers high-level quality public schools for elementary through high school students within the Orange County Public School District. Its mission is to create enriching and diverse pathways that lead their students to success.

What is Oakland Known For?

With just over 3,000 residents, Oakland is known for its quiet, serene country atmosphere. The town is also home to both the West Orange Trailhead and the Oakland Nature Preserve, popular attractions for both residents and visitors alike. The preserve offers flawless beauty of Florida’s flora and fauna. Those living in Oakland enjoy the trendy local shops and restaurants in the area.

What Are the Best Restaurants in Oakland?

Some of the top restaurants in and around Oakland with the highest-rated Google reviews include:

  • Servando’s, a cheery, casual spot for homestyle Mexican & Tex-Mex cooking with margaritas & beer.
  • Market To Table, for an airy restaurant with seasonally inspired contemporary American menu items.
  • Country House Restaurant, a simple neighborhood diner serving up southern-style comfort food in a casual, basic space.
  • Oakwood Smokehouse & Grill, a local BBQ chain serving ribs, steakburgers, seafood & Southern sides in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Gochi Japanese Kitchen, a simple restaurant offering a range of raw & cooked rolls, plus sashimi & other Japanese options.

To learn more about purchasing a home and living in Oakland, FL check out the median home price and inventory or call me at (407) 566-2555 to get immediate help.


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