Alameda County is a community in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Welcome to Alameda

A unique blend of urban and rural living opportunities
Alameda County is a community in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The name “Alameda” comes from the Spanish word meaning “a tree-lined street.” Alameda County is home to urban cities, suburban towns, and rural communities – perfect for those who love both the quietude of nature and urban amenities. Alameda County also has a pleasant maritime Mediterranean climate.

The history of this East Bay community can be seen throughout the local architecture. Craftsman-style homes, Victorian estates, and modern houses line the streets of Alameda County.

What to Love

  • Home to the prestigious University of California, Berkeley
  • Live music at the historic Greek Theater
  • Meandering serene trails, beaches and parks including Tilden Park, Wildcat Canyon, Redwood Regional, Anthony Cabot and Oyster Bay Shoreline
  • Gorgeous forested hills and valleys
  • Vibrant world renowned culinary restaurants and boutique shopping

Local Lifestyle

Locals to Alameda County have the joy of being near urban metropolises and quaint small towns. Berkeley has a large student population as it is home to one of the top public universities in America: the University of California, Berkeley. Alameda County is home to numerous artists and creatives while maintaining its entrepreneurial spirit as a neighborhood of the nearby Silicon Valley.

Alameda County is a mingling of on-the-go types and laid-back nature lovers thanks to its proximity to hillside hiking trails and metropolises.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

High-end dining is not hard to find in Alameda County. This community features some of the most highly regarded restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. Oakland, in particular, is home to numerous distinguished restaurants. The Japanese sushi house Yoshi’s is an iconic restaurant and nightclub that treats patrons to live jazz from talented local musicians. Also in Oakland is the French-Californian fusion eatery The Wolf. The outside of this charming restaurant features a mural painted by Steven Anderson, a local artist. Frequent visits are needed throughout the year as the menu changes seasonally. Another fine-dining favorite in Oakland is right next door at Commis. This New American-inspired restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars. A great starting point for the first-time diner is the chef’s tasting menu, which can also be ordered vegetarian.

Angela’s Kitchen is in the heart of the city of Alameda. A quaint bistro, Angela’s Kitchen serves classic American food and delicious cocktails. This restaurant is warm and inviting, which is perfect for a more easygoing dining experience. Berkeley is home to the chic eatery Chez Panisse, founded by the farm-to-table pioneer Alice Waters. Chez Panisse lives up to Waters’ reputation, offering a seasonal menu from local ingredients. One of the best pizzas on the West Coast can be found at Cheese Board Collective Pizzeria. The pizzeria bakes one kind of vegetarian pizza every day, with vegan and gluten-free options available.

Things to Do

Alameda County locals never run out of entertainment. There are several historic music venues in Alameda, including the iconic and stately open-air Greek Theater at the University of California, Berkeley. The Greek Theater is situated in the foothills of Berkeley with stunning views of the San Francisco Bay. Popular acts frequently play in the summer. Another live music venue that residents of Alameda County get to enjoy is the Freight & Salvage. This venue is more intimate and frequently hosts undiscovered bands. Across the street is the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which houses two stages for live performances. This theater also offers exceptional acting classes. Artists also love the Fremont Festival of the Arts hosted in downtown Fremont every August.

Oakland is also home to the Grand Lake Farmers Market, one of the biggest farmers markets in the San Francisco Bay Area. Vendors sell all sorts of artisanal food throughout the season, including baked goods. There’s also live music from local artists. The Alameda County Fairgrounds hosts hundreds of events yearly, including the Alameda County Fair.


Alameda County is home to several of the nation’s top private schools.

Alameda County boasts some of the best public schools in the Bay Area. Public schools are districted to specific areas within the county, specific city and often an individual neighborhood. If you are seeking a specific school district we are happy to discuss your needs and help identify properties within specific districts.


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