The City of Alameda, California is a unique island community of approximately 76,000 residents in the San Francisco Bay Area. With connections to the East Bay mainland by four bridges, two underwater tubes, and highly-desirable ferry service to San Francisco, we are within minutes of numerous cultural activities in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. People are drawn to Alameda for our safe and inviting residential communities with distinguished neighborhood schools, boutique shopping, and a broad mix of destination restaurants. Alameda takes pride in being a vibrant community with a rich maritime history and small-town charm. We offer a diverse mix of housing, including multi-family units and historic Victorian homes along tree-lined streets. According to Money Magazine, the City of Alameda compares favorably to the “best places to live” in America.