One of twelve Coast Guard cities in the United States, the island of Alameda is known for its small-town charm and close proximity to Oakland and San Francisco. Ideal for commuters, Alameda offers an ease of access to the city through the San Francisco Bay Ferry with direct access into San Francisco and is minutes from Oakland through the Webster Street Tube.
Named one of the best places to live in the United States, Alameda has a high median family income, numerous educational offerings and a plethora of restaurants, libraries, good air quality and outdoor parks and spaces. New community developments throughout the island community have brought every convenience for residents, including shopping, gourmet dining and modern and energy efficient living options. The biggest draw to this East Bay Area town is its beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay from Crown Memorial State Beach, offering views of San Francisco and the Bay Bridge.