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- Public SchoolsA
- Crime & SafetyC+
- Good for FamiliesA
- Cost of LivingD
- Health & FitnessA
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Alameda is a suburb of Oakland with a population of 78,462. Alameda is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Alameda offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Alameda there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Alameda and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Alameda are highly rated.
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Alameda is a very nice residential area that's suitable for families with children as well as single people. It has beautiful and very convenient planning and diverse ethnic background. The schools in Alameda are great. Plus, it's right on the ocean!
Alameda is a cute little suburban town/island across the water from SanFrancisco located between Oakland and San Leandro. It is a great place for families with younger children (parks, beach), senior citizens (old folks homes, 25mph speed limit), and pretty much anyone looking for a safer place to live. Alameda is growing in attractions so streets have become a little more congested but the attractions give all the more reason to come into town! Demographically, Alameda is mostly White and Asian and mixed but definitely a much lower amount of Black and brown people than the neighboring cities. All in all, Alameda is nice little town but for some it might seem too small and not diverse enough to seek permanent residency. Beautiful island town nevertheless!
Alameda is a small island that is packed with a lot of amenities! There's really no reason to leave Alameda unless you work in another city. The community is pretty safe and quiet. There are plenty of amazing homes that cost a pretty dime, so it's not that affordable. However, I think it is worth it.