Oakland is found in Orange County between Lake Apopka and John's Lake. Oakland is also next to Orlando and Clermont. Homes for rent in Oakland put residents right next to Florida's Turnpike and an impressive array of places, including Oakland Nature Preserve Inc, Speer Park, Oakland City Hall, Mosaic Church and more.
History of Oakland
In the 1800s, Oakland served as a prosperous railroad town.
The city is named for the oak trees that grow in the area.
The prominence of the railroad helped make Oakland a significant location in Orange County, especially regarding social and economic matters.
Oakland had a number of viable institutions as early as 1860, when the community was still unincorporated. These included a gristmill, sawmill, post office and sugar mill.
The town was officially incorporated a few decades later, in 1891.
Oakland was founded by Orange County Judge James Speer. Speer was the driving force behind the railroad that brought development to the town.
The Orange Belt Investment Co. was located in Oakland during its early history, while a railroad in the town, called the Tavares and Gulf, garnered the nickname "Tug and Grunt" based on its stellar performance.
Citrus groves provided a dominant crop during Oakland's early history.
Resources for Renters
The Town of Oakland's website has a brief summary of the town's history and its contemporary scene. The town prides itself on its low-key living situation. Pages on the website include "Nature Preserve," which allows renters to explore information about the preserve, such as planning a visit, how to become a member, a calendar of events and educational programs, among other resources. Government, charter schools, town news and a community calendar are the remaining resources on the site.