Oakland, located on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA, is one of 77 officially designated Chicago community areas with a population of 7,227. Bordered by 35th and 43rd Streets, Cottage Grove Avenue and Lake Shore Drive, The Oakland is in Cook County and it's area was constructed between 1872 and 1905. Once an elegant, Victorian-style suburb on Chicago's south side, Oakland neighborhood is making a strong comeback to reclaim its status as a prominent and flourishing community. With scenic views of the glittering lake and Chicago's towering skyline, this promising neighborhood is sure to continue growing in the coming years. Living in Oakland offers residents an urban feel. With much of the area zoned for residential use, you won’t find many restaurants within Oakland’s borders. However, residents can find several local establishments just outside the neighborhood. Yassa African Restaurant is a popular choice for traditional Senegalese fare, while Norman’s Bistro offers a creative menu of American Creole dishes with a Brazilian twist.