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Alameda

As real estate experts in the quaint and family-friendly Alameda area, we offer up a quick read with few cool tips and insight into Alameda.

History & Architecture

Located in the East Bay, Alameda is a small island city in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's a charming city with a rich history and tree-lined streets. This island city is known for its diverse mix of architectural styles, from Victorian to modern. The East End features beautifully preserved Victorian homes, while the Gold Coast has historic waterfront homes in Colonial Revival, Tudor, and Craftsman styles. The Fernside neighborhood boasts large, stately homes in Mediterranean Revival, Colonial Revival, and Spanish Revival styles. The West End has a mix of styles including Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern, and Victorian. Bay Farm Island has modern, contemporary homes with open floor plans and vaulted ceilings to maximize the stunning Bay views.

The city's flat terrain, grid-like street layout, and compact size make it easy for residents to get around on foot or by bike. Alameda has easy access to several freeways, including I-880 and SR-260 via the Webster Street Tube, making it convenient for residents to travel to various destinations in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Oakland, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. Many people commute to San Francisco via the ferry that docks in Alameda.

Education

Alameda has a highly regarded public school system, with several top-rated elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) serves the city, offering a variety of programs and services to support student success.

Elementary Schools
The Academy Of Alameda Elementary
William G. Paden Elementary School
Franklin Elementary School
Frank Otis Elementary School
Edison Elementary School

Middle Schools
Will C. Wood Middle School
Lincoln Middle School

High Schools
Alameda High School
Piedmont High School

Alameda's schools are known for their academic excellence, dedicated teachers, and supportive community.

Wondering what there is to do on a day out in Alameda?

Here's a neighborhood guide to help you explore 💡

☕ Local Coffee Shops: you can grab your morning coffee and a bagel at SIGNAL Coffee Roasters!

🚶Park Street: You can stroll to Park Street, the main commercial area of Alameda. It is filled with restaurants, shops, and cafes. You can also find various boutiques, antique shops, and specialty stores here.

☀️Local Beaches: and, of course, living in California, you can’t forget about the beaches. Alameda Beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and picnics. You can also rent a bike or rollerblade and take a ride along the beach with a view of the San Francisco Bay. Crown Memorial State Beach is a popular spot for windsurfing, kiteboarding, and fishing. There are also picnic areas, walking trails, and a bike path that connects to Alameda Beach.

🛍️ South Shore Center: This outdoor shopping mall has a variety of stores, restaurants, and a movie theater. It's a great spot to just do some shopping.

👟Bladium Sports & Fitness Club: Want a quick workout? Check out this 110,000 square feet indoor and outdoor fitness facility, offering a variety of fitness classes & sports, PLUS a sauna and Cafe!

🎡Alameda Point: This is a former naval base that has been transformed into a bustling commercial and recreational center. There are plenty of restaurants, breweries, and wineries here, as well as a beautiful waterfront park.

🎨Historic Park Street District: This area of Alameda is known for its beautiful Victorian homes and historic architecture. Take a stroll through the streets and admire the ornate details of the homes. You can also visit the Alameda Museum to learn more about the city's history.

🚢 USS Hornet Museum: This aircraft carrier served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Now it's a museum that offers tours and exhibits about the ship's history. Fascinating!

🌿Alameda Farmers' Market: This weekly market is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 am-1 pm and features fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, baked goods, and more. It's a great spot to pick up some locally sourced food and support the community.

 

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