Introduction to Oakley, California
Oakley, California is 5 miles E of Antioch, California (center to center) and 33 miles NE of Oakland, California. It is in Contra Costa county. The city is part of the Oakland metro area. The population of Oakley is 25,619.
The city of Oakley was founded in the mid 19th century. It was the center of many thriving agricultural ventures. Some of the crops that were grown and cultivated here included almonds, grapes, walnuts, and pecans. The downtown area of the city was destroyed by fire during the late 19th century. The city was later rebuilt.The early settlers of Oakley went to school in a white wooded building that was situated at the edge of town near the Antioch border. This school was later converted into a church.
Oakley and nearby Attractions
East Contra Costa Historical Society and Museum
- Civic Center Park
- Pittsburg Community Theatre
- Creekside park
- Claremont Bay Park
- Oakley Library
Things To Do In Oakley
The city of Oakley is dotted with numerous neighborhood and school parks. The local parks of Oakley are popular for youth sport leagues, school activities, neighborhood parties and family outings. There are also four theater groups situated nearby for the Oakley residents to attend and participate in. There is also a very well stocked library in the city. Those who wish to know the history of Oakley can visit the city museum.
The city is served by the Stockton Metropolitan Airport, the closest major airport.
Oakley Higher Education
Oakley's higher education needs are served by Los Medanos College.