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Alameda

Sweeping rows of Victorian homes are reflective of simpler times.

Welcome to Alameda

The tree-lined island city whose colorful history and mild waterfront climate are the foundations for a lifestyle of irresistible tranquility
 
Across the Bay from the many marinas of Alameda, the radiate lights of San Francisco twinkle and shine with a fairytale glow. A vibrant heartbeat pulses in Alameda, whose Art Deco landmarks and sweeping rows of Victorian homes are reflective of simpler times, even as the city blossoms to a population of more than 78,000 residents. 
 
Alameda easily lives up to the translation of its name — groves of popular trees — with its assortment of swaying palms and towering evergreens weaving throughout the city, especially prevalent in Historic Downtown. What was originally a low-lying marsh connected to Oakland was developed into a flowering residential oasis, incorporated in 1954 and referred to by Mark Twain as “the garden of California.”
 
The residential real estate market of Alameda is best known for two things: stately Victorian homes that make up more than 9% of the total single-family houses and architectural diversity denoting the shifting styles throughout the centuries. Adorable Craftsman abodes nestled steps away from main commercial districts and in-construction, swanky condos are in harmony in Alameda, giving residents a selection that can more than suit nearly any aesthetic.
 

What to Love

  • Convenient location adjacent Oakland and the Oakland International Airport
  • Waterfront dining and shopping with scenic beaches 
  • Architectural diversity that creates a stunning palette of interesting neighborhoods

Local Lifestyle

Living in Alameda means getting a laid-back island and waterfront atmosphere paired seamlessly with all the bustle and fun of a major urban city. Quieter than Oakland next door, Alameda is a place for simple weekends sipping wine at local tasting rooms and enjoying the unbeatable access to the Bay.
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Alameda is equipped to take care of the day-to-day needs of its residents, thanks to a solid number of grocers and convenience shops. However, the city is best known for its array of eclectic, niche boutiques and incredible dining options. From metaphysical supplies at Feathered Outlaw to handcrafted gifts at Whales and Friends, this island town has no lack of high-quality local shopping. 
 
A central facet of Alameda’s culinary scene is its collection of artisan distilleries and tasting rooms along Monarch Street and near Alameda Point. This enchanting stretch is referred to by locals as Spirits Alley and boasts must-try spots like Dashe Cellars, Faction Brewing, and Runaway Spirits Company
 
Cuisine in Alameda ranges from the sumptuous yet casual traditional Burmese fare at Burma Superstar, all the way to delectable Italian dining sourced from the best local, seasonal ingredients and in the convivial dining areas of Trabocco Kitchen & Cocktails. There’s hardly a better place for breakfast and brunch than Ole’s Waffle Shop, a signature Alameda staple, and East Ocean Seafood Restaurant is the ideal date-night dinner spot.
 

Things to Do

The variety of entertainment in Alameda is just as diverse as its architecture and caters to a wide scope of interests. For the beer and wine connoisseurs, there’s Spirits Alley, while the interactive Pacific Pinball Museum and USS Hornet Museum appeal to the history buffs and gaming enthusiasts throughout the city. 
 
Standard days out at the movies are elevated thanks to the historic Alameda Theater & Cineplex, where the latest cinematic releases are showcased in the vintage 1930s Art Deco venue. The Cineplex also has a bistro and bar, giving moviegoers the option to pair their screening with a mouthwatering meal and craft cocktails. 
 
Getting out and about in Alameda typically consists of exploring the city’s green spaces or partaking in one of the many events on the city’s steady stream of community affairs. The refined fairways of Corica Park Golf Course are open and free to the public, ranking consistently among the top municipal courses in the nation. Robert Crown Memorial State Beach is where residents can get their fill of water-based activities, including swimming, board sports, and fishing on the 2.5-mile beach. Getting in touch with neighbors and connecting with the city is as simple as checking out the West End Flea Market — open every Saturday — or attending large events like the Fourth of July Parade.
 

Schools

The city of Alameda has many excellent schools. To request more specific information about local schools, please use our contact form and we will be happy to provide you with more information.

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Overview for Alameda, CA

78,320 people live in Alameda, where the median age is 40.6 and the average individual income is $61,380. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

78,320

Total Population

40.6 years

Median Age

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$61,380

Average individual Income

Around Alameda, CA

There's plenty to do around Alameda, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
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36
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Alameda Soda, Twin Bee Apiaries, and Chef Green.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.58 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.17 miles 59 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.66 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.21 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.62 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.63 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Alameda, CA

Alameda has 30,500 households, with an average household size of 2.53. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Alameda do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 78,320 people call Alameda home. The population density is 7,495.69 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

78,320

Total Population

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40.6

Median Age

48.55 / 51.45%

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30,500

Total Households

2.53

Average Household Size

$61,380

Average individual Income

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Schools in Alameda, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Alameda. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Bayside Montessori Association
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Academy of Alameda
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Will C. Wood Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Alameda Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Rising Star Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Chinese Christian Schools
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Da Vinci Center For Gifted Children
PRIVATE
1st - 9th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Encinal Junior/Senior High
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
Island High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Frank Otis Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Ruby Bridges Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Nea Community Learning Center
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
The Academy of Alameda Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
St Joseph Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Philip Neri School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Montessori Elementary School Of Alameda
PRIVATE
K - 7th
No rating available
Chinese Christian Schools - Alameda
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Alameda Community Learning Center
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Amelia Earhart Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Alameda Science and Technology Institute
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
William G. Paden Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5

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