Alameda, California 

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Regional center - Northern California coast at the head of San Francisco Bay
-Year round climate
-Attractive setting
-Arts & culture
-Soft economy
-Extreme living costs

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A world-class city in every respect, the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich San Francisco is not only a unique place to visit but also to live. The area has a lot going for it: exceptional arts and cultural activities, plenty of history and sense of place, a strong commercial and financial core; and all the education and services anyone could want. The climate is one of the most unusual in the world, and the area is among the most ethnically and socially diverse in the country. The many world-famous tourist attractions- Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the cable car system, hilltop residential enclaves, and the wine country to the north- mix with considerable local entertainment and culture to make the city one of the most interesting and fun places to live in the country.


City: Alameda
Zip Codes: 94501 94502
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 155 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Alameda is 4.00% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Alameda jobs have increased by 2.62%. Learn More...
Compared to the rest of the country, Alameda's cost of living is 119.40% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Alameda's Cost of Living
Alameda's population is 78,630 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.84%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Alameda is $838,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.78%. Check out the homes in the area.
Alameda public schools spend $9,673 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.9 students per teacher in Alameda. Learn More...

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It's a good time to buy in Alameda. Home Appreciation is up 8.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Alameda Real Estate.

The median home price in Alameda is $838,400. Browse Homes in this Range.

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Reviews for Alameda    6 Reviews
Over emphasis - 6/1/2018
Having been born here & 70 now I have watched firsthand, a small, quiet town ruined by excessive building, overcrowding and far too many restaurants for a city this... (Read More)

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Small-town feel in urban area - 10/22/2009
Enjoy the immense benefit to having a close-knit community with main-street USA feel less than 10 miles from the resources of several urban and education... (Read More)

Small-town feel in the middle of the Bay Area - 8/7/2008
Alameda, CA is a unique town here in the Bay Area. Perhaps because it is an island, or perhaps because for many decades it was a U.S. Army base, the city has never... (Read More)

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