Alameda is an island city about 12.2 square miles in size,
located in the geographical center of the Bay Area—12
miles east of San Francisco and 20 minutes from Contra Costa
Transportation is provided by Interstate 880, BART, ferries,
the Oakland Airport, and AC Transit.
There are three
business parks with major employers, two business districts,
seven neighborhood commercial districts, and one shopping
center. Over 150 high tech and bio-tech companies are headquartered
in Alameda. The major non governmental employers include:
Alameda Hospital (health care), Avigen Inc. (bio-tech), Bay
View Nursing (health care), Computer Associates Inc. (software),
Netopia (software), Roche Molecular Systems Inc., (bio-tech),
Abbott Diabetes Care, Wind River Systems Inc. (software).
Alameda is an architecturally and historically rich community
with over 10,000 buildings constructed before 1930. While
walking the streets of Alameda, you might feel as if you’re
in a living architectural museum. The combination of Victorians,
Craftsman, Colonial Revivals, Tudors, French Provincials,
Spanish Colonials, and California Ranch properties give Alameda
its distinct character.
Some large Victorians have been turned into rental properties.
Other buildings were originally built as apartment buildings.
There are approximately 30,000 occupied housing units
Owner Occupied: about 14,500 (48%)
Renter Occupied: about 15,700 (52%)
The Alameda Unified School District is made up of:
13 Elementary schools,
3 Middle schools,
3 High Schools
1 Adult School
In addition, there are 10 private elementary and high schools
The College of Alameda is a two year college, that prepares
students to transfer to four year colleges.
The population is approximately 75,000.
The average household income is about $ 82,334, and the median
age is 38.
The median temperature is 65*.
Alameda is unlike any other city in the San Francisco Bay