Charming waterfront city with a small-town vibe.

Welcome to Alameda

Idyllic, trendy, and charming are some of the best ways to describe life in Alameda. Located in Alameda County, this family-friendly city is just over two miles southwest of Oakland and a quick drive from San Francisco. It’s home to a bustling population of 78,522 and has an impressive number of convenient amenities in the area. Here, you’re always a quick drive away from local marinas, top retailers, green spaces, and outstanding restaurants.

Alameda includes a portion of the city that is connected by a bridge—Bay Farm Island. This part of town is upscale and suburban, featuring several premier neighborhoods. Those searching for a luxury home situated directly on the San Francisco Bay will find many residences with unparalleled views and breathtaking interior and exterior designs. Residents of Bay Farm Island also enjoy playing rounds at the Corica Park Golf Course.

Prospective buyers can expect to spend around the median sale price of $1,092,000. In Alameda, you’ll find everything from cozy mid-century bungalows to opulent bayside homes. There is truly something to suit every style and preference in this city.

What to Love

  • Situated directly on the waterfront
  • Charming, family-friendly city
  • Conveniently located to nearby cities and top amenities—including highly-rated public schools

People & Lifestyle

Alameda is unique in that no two parts of the city feel exactly the same. While each area boasts excellent shopping, dining, and schools, the feel of each neighborhood is totally one-of-a-kind.

In certain portions of town, you’ll find an urban, trendy, and somewhat eclectic vibe. Other neighborhoods still feel very much part of a city but are more residential and quiet. On Bay Farm Island, neighborhoods are heavily suburban and upscale and have a totally different feel than Alameda’s. For this reason, it’s incredibly easy to find an area of the city that best suits your style, budget, and needs.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Rather than having to travel to a nearby city, you can find some of the region’s best dining and shopping right in Alameda.

While running your daily errands, you’ll have no shortage of local, regional, and national retailers to frequent. Just off Otis Drive and Park Street, you’ll discover a concentrated area of top stores, including Trader Joe’s, Kohl’s, Ulta Beauty, Petco, and Safeway. You’ll find even more favorite places to shop along and around Webster Street, such as Dandelion Flowers & Gifts, Donut Petit, Lucky Supermarkets, Michaels, and Target.

Foodies, get ready to rejoice at the amazing selection of fantastic restaurants in Alameda. You can effortlessly find food that spans every kind of cuisine. Make plans to try the menus at places such as Nudoru, Monkey Thai, Ole’s Waffle Shop, Asena, Burma Superstar, East End, American Oak, Café Jolie, and East Ocean Seafood Restaurant.

Things to Do

Residents of Alameda appreciate having many excellent activities and things to do just minutes from home.

If you’re planning a day of wine and craft beer tasting, Monarch Street is your go-to spot. Try new arrivals and local favorites at Rock Wall Wine Company, Faction Brewing, and Building 43 Winery. Other top breweries in the area include Alameda Island Brewing Company and Almanac Beer Co.

Those who enjoy spending ample time outdoors will love the many parks, marinas, and other outdoor attractions in Alameda. As a new local, you’ll want to explore places such as Shoreline Park, Fortman Marina, the Oakland Yacht Club, Washington Park, Alameda Dog Park, and Encinal Beach.


Alameda is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

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