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About Alamo California

Alamo homes boast great schools, proximity to world-class shopping & entertainment in Walnut Creek (5 miles to Broadway Plaza), and easy access to both freeways 680 and 24. Alamo is an unincorporated community in mid-Contra Costa County. It's one of the most exclusive zip codes in Contra Costa - and the Bay Area. With a population of 16,000, Alamo is 28 miles (45 km) east of San Francisco, and 45 miles from San Jose.  When you buy a home in Alamo, you'll be equidistant between Walnut Creek and Danville.

Alamo has a warm, Mediterranean-style climate.  Centrally located, Alamo is only 45 miles from the beaches of Marin or 175 miles from the mountains (and snow!) in Tahoe.

What is shopping in Alamo like?

While Alamo's downtown area is not expansive, it's more than adequate for day-to-day needs.  Shopping includes a large Safeway, CVS, Rite Aid, hardware stores, delis, bakeries, a Starbucks and a Peet's.  Alamo hosts a weekly farmer's market on Saturday mornings. Alamo is only a five mile drive to the nearest Whole Foods or Trader Joe's (Walnut Creek).  Along the 24 corridor, it's eight miles from Whole Foods and Trader Joe's in Lafayette.  Broadway Plaza is less than five miles from Alamo's town center.

What kind of parks are located in Alamo?

Alamo boasts a variety of family-friendly parks, with a 1.5 acre dog park at Hap Magee.  Entrances to the  towering 3,800 ft Mt. Diablo, located in the 20,000 acre Mt. Diablo State Park, are in the adjacent communities of Danville and Walnut Creek.  Mt. Diablo features 520 miles (840 km) of hiking and equestrian trails, some available for mountain biking.  Camping and picnic facilities are also located within the park.

Parks directly within Alamo include...

– Alamo School Sports Field and Batting Cages
– Andrew H. Young Park
– Hap Magee Ranch Park
– Livorna Park
– Rancho Romero School Sports Field and Park

Alamo is located directly on the Iron Horse Trail, Contra Costa's 40-mile hiking, biking, and horseriding trail.  It currently spans from Pleasanton to Concord. When completed, the trail will span from Livermore in central Alameda County to Suisun Bay at the northern edge of Contra Costa County, connecting two counties and nine communities.

Directly to the southwest of Alamo is the Las Trampas Wilderness Regional Preserve.  5,342 acres of wilderness and an expanded trail system allows hikers and horseback riders to enjoy its remote and rugged areas.

What kind of dining and entertainment can I expect in Alamo?

Alamo has a quiet downtown - and that's just how its resident like it!  There are some local favorite restaurants (and some fast-casual options) in downtown Alamo.  However, more extensive dining options can be found in the nearby communities of Walnut Creek and Danville.

Movie theaters are located nearby in Walnut Creek, Blackhawk, Concord, and San Ramon.  Walnut Creek also boasts The Lesher Center for the Arts, featuring world-class entertainment, dance, music, comedy and theater.

Does Alamo have public transportation?

County Connection routes 21 and 321, running on weekdays and weekends respectively, provide local bus service along Danville Boulevard in Alamo, north to Walnut Creek terminating at the BART station (a 17 minute rides) and south to Danville and San Ramon.

Alamo is located about five miles from the closest BART train station (Walnut Creek), or seven miles to the Lafayette BART station. It's a 30 to 35 minute ride to downtown San Francisco on BART.

What is Alamo's Round Hill Country Club?

Founded in 1959, Alamo's Round Hill Country Club includes a championship par-72 course on a lush 6,475 yards of fairways and greens.  Round Hill's tennis facilities are one of the most complete in Northern California.   With 15 championship lighted tennis courts for evening play, it attracts the Bay Area's most competitive and social tennis players.  The 4,000 sf Tennis Clubhouse has a viewing deck, a fully-stocked bar and the latest tennis merchandise.

The state-of-the art aquatics facility hosts a swim team and swim lessons.  With a 48,000 sf clubhouse, it's a great setting to entertain family, guests and clients. The club boasts a fitness center with fully-certified staff.   With two fully-staffed areas for entertaining children and bocce courts, there's something for everyone.

What is the quality of public schools in Alamo, CA?

Alamo is known for its highly-rated schools, including Alamo and Rancho Romero elementary schools,  Stone Valley middle school, and Monte Vista high school. Alamo homes are served by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

While you'll pay a premium for Alamo CA homes for sale in the best-performing zones and districts like Alamo, families with two or more children may find significant cost-savings by enrolling their children in an excellent public school over tuition at private schools.

Click here for a detailed analysis of the price premium for a home in better-performing districts,

Click here for what you can expect to pay in Contra Costa's highest performing districts. including Alamo's San Ramon Valley Unified.

What is real estate like in Alamo, CA?

The median home value of Alamo CA real estate is $1,802,000, significantly higher than the county median home value of $550,000. Approximately 87% of Alamo CA real estate homes are owned, compared to 9% rented, while 4% are vacant.

Alamo CA real estate listings include townhomes, condos, and single family homes for sale, but Alamo real estate is mainly comprised of single family homes. As you might expect, there are a significant number of luxury homes for sale in Alamo CA.

Alamo CA real estate listings are located in the 94507 zip code.

 


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