The small village of Oakland, Rhode Island is located in the town of Burrillville. It is situated in the northern part of the state.
Manufacturing was, at one time, a very important part of Oakland's economy. Today, the heyday of the mills has passed, yet relics of the old mill days can still be seen town with many old mill buildings still in standing. In an effort to preserve these now historic buildings, the National Register of Historic Places has included many of Oakland's older buildings on the list of historic places.
Young children in Oakland attend one of the two elementary schools in the Burrillville School District. Older children attend the Burrillville Middle School and the Burrillville High School.
The Rhode Island state capital of Providence is located just 22 miles (or 30 minutes) from Oakland. For those wishing to commute to work in the city, there are major highways between Oakland and Providence, making for an easy drive.