Alameda

Residents enjoy an easy balance of small-town ambiance with sophisticated business innovation.

Welcome to Alameda

A peaceful suburban waterfront with innovative commerce.
 
The city of Alameda is a friendly, laid-back island community in the East Bay of California, just a short ferry ride east of San Francisco. It spans Alameda Island and includes Bay Farm Island, Coast Guard Island, and a few other small isles. Residents enjoy an easy balance of small-town ambiance with sophisticated business innovation. You will find tree-lined avenues of elegant Victorian homes along with luxury new home construction in Alameda. The Bayport residential community in north Alameda provides a beautiful variety of home builds up to 3,500 square feet.
 
The historic downtown, commonly called Park Street Business District, is a charming preservation of commercial and civic buildings dating back to the late 1800s. People from all over the bay area seek out its unique local shops and eateries and enjoy special events, like the Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire. Alameda prides itself as an innovation center for young entrepreneurs and companies from all over the world producing everything from clean energy and robotics to craft distilleries.
 

What to Love

  • Neighborly atmosphere with sophisticated industry
  • Some of the most scenic routes in the country
  • Mixed-use communities with local transportation  
  • Plenty of opportunities for up-and-coming businesses 

Local Lifestyle

The pleasant seaboard weather enhances the picturesque suburban calm of Alameda. The island is easy to navigate with many convenient transportation choices – from bus and ferry to bicycling, walking, or driving. Residents are just a 10-minute drive from Oakland International Airport and nine miles from Berkeley University. You may wish to while away your days walking the beaches or sailing. The Seaplane Lagoon Waterfront Park opened at the new Alameda Point mixed-use project – a transit-focused development at the former Naval Air Station.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

You will find an array of artisan distilleries and tasting rooms at Spirits Alley in Alameda Point. Savor the finest-crafted drinks in a distinct design of historic buildings and oversized airplane hangars. Try their Hangar 1 Vodka– made with fresh ingredients in season. For every variety of drink, St. George Spirits is a local stand-out for single malt whiskey, absinthe, and several gins, vodkas, brandies, and liqueurs. Building 43 Winery produces memorable small-batch varietals from the Sierra Foothills.
 
When you are in downtown Park Street, try Homeskillet – a classic American eatery with old-fashioned doughnuts, breakfasts, and buttery sandwiches. Top it off with Tuckers Ice Cream – the creamy, old-fashioned kind served since 1941. Both stops have fans from all over the Bay area. And when you’re in the mood for a large mall atmosphere, head to Alameda South Shore Center, an open-air mix of national and local businesses. Alameda makes shopping a breeze,  from modern shops to old-fashioned storefronts.
 

Things to Do

Alameda’s many bays and inlets are filled with desirable yacht and boat clubs. BAE has boats with 100% electric, emissions-free engines. You can go sailing at Club Nautique or enroll in their award-winning powerboating school. Avid golfers head for Corica Park – ranked the 12th best municipal course in the nation by Golf Magazine, with a minimalist Australian sandbelt-style design.
 
Every month, on the first Sunday, you can see the largest antique show in northern California at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. Many residents have made it a tradition. When you take the Alameda Legacy Home Tour, you will discover the architectural styles of over 400 buildings back to the 1800s and registered on the Historic Study list. The tour has been going on since 1973. For a perfect view of the San Francisco skyline, a spin around the border of Bay Farm Island at Shoreline Park is the place to go.
 

Schools

Alameda Unified School District oversees Alameda public schools, which include nine elementary schools, four middle schools, and four high schools.
 
 
 

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Overview for Alameda, CA

64,487 people live in Alameda, where the median age is 39.9 and the average individual income is $53,486. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

64,487

Total Population

39.9 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$53,486

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Alameda, CA

Alameda has 25,477 households, with an average household size of 2.49. 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. 64,487 people call Alameda home. The population density is 5,703.73 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

64,487

Total Population

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.9

Median Age

48.09 / 51.91%

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Total Households

2.49

Average Household Size

$53,486

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
Da Vinci Center For Gifted Children
PRIVATE
1st - 9th
No rating available
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
Alameda Community Learning Center
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
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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