Oakland is one of five primary historic neighborhoods of the city of Taunton, Massachusetts. Although these neighborhoods are not census-designated areas, they are municipally designated populated regions of the city.Most of Oakland is composed of much heavily wooded areas, swamps, small bodies of water, and enjoys rural residential characteristics with large spacious lots. There are few farms and businesses located within the neighborhood. The major waterway in the neighborhood is the Three Mile River that begins in Norton and travels through Oakland and into the neighboring Westville section of Taunton. The Three Mile River was once called the Nistoquohonock River by the Native Americans.