Located approximately twenty miles east of Oakland, the unincorporated community of Alamo (population 14,000+) provides residents with beautiful neighborhoods, good schools, and an idyllic country setting. This unincorporated area of Contra Costa County is home to one of the most affluent areas in East Bay. You will find upscale condominiums close to town, lovely homes on tree-lined streets, and exclusive gated estates. All this is set in what formally was an orchard and horse stable country. Alamo home prices are among the most expensive in California, and Alamo real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Alamo is close to public transportation and major freeways despite its laid-back, posh country vibe. Walnut Creek Bart is close by as well as highway 680.
The 33-mile multi-use Iron Horse Regional Trail connects Concord and Dublin but passes directly through downtown Alamo and is ideal for horseback riding, jogging, bike riding, or brisk stroll. Here plenty of outdoor activities are available. Adults and kids often ride their horses along rural streets and hillsides. The area features excellent public parks such as Andrew H. Young Park, Hap Magee Ranch Park, Livorna Park, and Rancho Romero School Sports Field and Park. Each provides various amenities such as sports fields, courts, dog parks, and playgrounds. Many Alamo residents belong to the Round Hill Country Club—facilities include an 18-hole golf course, 15 tennis courts, and an 8-lane competition-sized swimming pool.
Alamo is a great place to ride! Scroll down to see the list of mountain bike trails nearby Briones National Park, Mt. Diablo State Park, Las Trampas, and the Diablo Foothills. Alamo is where you’ll find the best places to bike (with excellent cycling routes in San Ramon, Danville, Martinez, San Jose, and Walnut Creek).
Summers here are warm and arid, while the winters tend to be short and wet. July and August are the hottest months, with an average high of 87°F. December is the coolest month, with an average low of 41°F.
Downtown Alamo has a low-key country charm. Here you will find hints of the Pony Express and remnants from a bygone era. The corner of town has a fiberglass statue of a life-sized Palomino mounted on the Alamo Hay & Grain store roof. You will also find a country bar and an old train station in the middle of town. On Sundays, you’ll find the Alamo Certified Farmers’ Market year-round. Nearby, you can hit the Walnut Creek Farmers’ Market and the Moraga Farmers’ Market; both are open every Sunday. There are plenty of quaint shops, restaurants, and stores to satisfy every need. If that is not enough, there is nearby Broadway Plaza with all the prominent shopping names you can imagine. Learn more at the official Alamo webpage.