Welcome to Alamo CA Real Estate & LIfestyle! Alamo is an upscale, unincorporated community located in Contra Costa County, in the Tri-Valley area of northern California. Alamo (from the Spanish álamo “popular ”) was named for the trees that lined San Ramon Creek. A quiet suburb of the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay region, Alamo is situated east of San Francisco between Walnut Creek and Danville. The community is comprised of 9.7 square miles and has approximately 15,639 residents. Alamo is more family-centric than the surrounding county with 42.27% of the households containing married families with children. Known for its affluent lifestyle, the median home value in Alamo is just over $1.6 million.
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San Francisco is located 28.3 miles to the west of Alamo and San Jose is about 44.6 miles to the south. A few miles east is picturesque Mount Diablo, (peak of 3,849 feet), which is visible from most of the San Francisco Bay Area. Highway I-680 connects the city to other major freeways making it easy to get anywhere you need to go. Boasting a comfortable Mediterranean climate with moderate temperatures, summers are warm and dry, while winters are cool and wet. Alamo is a jewel of a community offering an exceptional lifestyle, nestled among the East Bay’s finest locales. The Zip code for Alamo CA real estate is 9450.
Alamo CA Real Estate & Housing Overview
Alamo’s lush rolling hills are filled with well maintained, sprawling homes situated in beautiful natural surroundings. The community offers a relaxed, gentle country feel as well as breathtaking views of the surrounding area. The median home value in Alamo is $1,646,600, with home appreciation at 15.31% over the last 10 years. The median age of Alamo CA real estate is around 36 years. For more information about homes for sale in Alamo CA, please give REALTOR® Glenn Allen a call today at (925) 709-1000, or fill out the online contact form and he will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Work with Glenn for unmatched expertise on Alamo CA real estate. Along with his professional team, Glenn will put his years of experience, expertise, and local knowledge to work for you!
A thriving economy like Alamo’s helps the tax base for community improvements. The median household income for Alamo residents is approximately $165,070 with an unemployment rate of only 4.90%. Future job growth over the next ten years predicted to be at 40.23%. While employment opportunities often play a big part in why people move to an area, a community’s unemployment rate is also a major indicator of an economy’s overall health. Strategically positioned, Alamo is close to several major employment centers, with 7% of Alamo residents working from home.
Schools & Education
Alamo is proud of its excellent schools. Public education for the community is provided by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD), known for its high-performing schools. Academically, SRVUSD currently ranks 6th among all unified school districts in California. Alamo has a total of three schools, including two elementary schools (Alamo Elementary School and Rancho Romero Elementary School) and one middle school (Stone Valley Middle School). High school students attend Monte Vista High School in Danville. Venture Independent Study School is an alternative K–12 school operated by the SRVUSD to support home-schooled students. The largest universities nearest to Alamo include the University of California-Berkeley, San Francisco State University, and California State University-East Bay. 71.94% of Alamo residents have a four-year college degree and 14.14% have a graduate degree.
Parks & Recreational Opportunities
Alamo offers several excellent parks for outdoor recreation: The Rancho Romero School Sports Field & Park is a 5.4-acre park featuring a soccer and softball fields, and playground structures. The Alamo School Sports Field is a 2.2-acre community park offering a picnic area, soccer and baseball fields, batting cages, and two multi-use sports courts. Livorna Park is a 4.4-acre community park with a large open-air gazebo, a multi-use sports court, a bocce ball court, playground structures, large play areas, two barbecue areas, and a generous grassy area. During the summer, the park hosts a series of concerts as well as a children’s Easter egg hunt every Easter Sunday.
Hap Magee Ranch Park includes several historic structures with a barn façade memorializing the park’s former use as a ranch for longhorn steer. Before it was a cattle ranch, the site was a summer camp for San Francisco orphans, known as Camp Swain. The park features a children’s water play area, picnic facilities, a large meadow, and dog parks. Las Trampas Regional Wilderness is a 5,342-acre park located to the immediate southwest of the town. The wilderness contains numerous plant and animal communities, including forested hillsides and riparian woods. The park is also host to several secluded waterfalls, many of which are difficult to reach.
Residents enjoy the convenience of the Alamo Shopping Plaza anchored by Safeway and Rite-Aid. The shopping center also includes banking services, Diablo Valley Health Center, a post office, 24-hour Fitness, fine dining and casual eateries, hair and nail salons, a bike shop and much more. Alamo residents also have several nearby Tri-Valley shopping malls to choose from including Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, Blackhawk Plaza in Danville, Paragon Outlets Livermore Valley in Livermore, Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton, and Sun Valley Mall in Concord.
The closest hospitals/medical centers medical serving Alamo residents include John Muir Mt. Diablo Health Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center Hearing Aid Center in Walnut Creek, and John Muir Medical Center and San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon.
Interstate 680 serves as the main highway in and out of Alamo. State Highway 24, which intersects I-680 in adjacent Walnut Creek, provides access to San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley via the Caldecott Tunnel running under the Berkeley Hills. The average one-way commute in Alamo takes 30 minutes. 54% of commuters drive their own car alone, 11% carpool with others, 23% take mass transit, and 7% work from home.
The County Connection transit agency provides bus service throughout the East Bay communities of Alamo, Danville, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Walnut Creek, Clayton, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Danville, and San Ramon. The Walnut Creek station is the station closest to Alamo. If you need to reach a community outside the East Bay, you can take Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).The nearest major airport is Oakland International Airport, located 31 miles from the center of Alamo. Another major airport is Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, located 40 miles from town. San Francisco International Airport is about a 39-mile drive from Alamo.
- The County Connection (CCCTA)
- Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
- Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) Train
- Bishop Ranch Shuttle Bus
- Amtrak Capitol Corridor (from Martinez Station)
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We are a real estate team serving Contra Costa and surrounding counties. Over the past 25 years, we have dedicated ourselves to helping our clients buy, sell and refurbish properties in the San Francisco Bay Area. We go beyond the fundamentals of effective pricing and marketing and help you make decisions to get top dollar for the sale of your home or top value for your purchase. We focus on Costa County real estate in the following communities, but not limited to:
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If you are ready to start looking at Alamo CA homes for sale, you will need a top real estate agent to help you navigate the market. REALTOR® Glenn Allen has over three decades of experience helping his clients buy homes. Glenn is extremely knowledgeable about the local market and can help educate you on the best neighborhoods, as well as help you evaluate the features, benefits, and amenities of your favorite choices.
If you’re considering selling your home, Glenn and his team utilize the latest cutting-edge real estate marketing tools to expose your property to the widest range of potential buyers. Your home will be aggressively marketed to sell as quickly as possible and for the best price. Along with the help of his professional team, Glenn will use his experience and expertise to guide you through the home buying or selling process every step of the way.
Work with Alamo CA REALTOR® Glenn Allen for unmatched expertise on Alamo CA real estate. Along with his professional team, Glenn will put his years of experience, expertise, and local knowledge to work for you! Please give Glenn a call today at (925) 709-1000 or fill out the online contact form and he will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!
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