Its Main Business District runs along Forbes and Fifth Avenue, and contains a diversity of restaurants, retailers, and financial services.
Oakland is home to the Schenley Farms National Historic District which encompasses two city designated historic districts: the mostly residential Schenley Farms Historic District and the predominantly institutional Oakland Civic Center Historic District. Each section has a unique identity, and offers its own flavor of venues and housing.
It is also home to the locally designated Oakland Square Historic District. Oakland is Pittsburgh's second most populated neighborhood with 22,210 residents, a majority of these residents being students.
The residents of the neighborhood on the north side of Bates Avenue call their neighborhood Oakcliffe.
The flood plain was previously packed with industrial sites such as the Pittsburgh Works Consolidated Gas Co.
Smaller business districts in Central Oakland provide additional dining options along Atwood Street and Semple Street.