ALAMEDA CA. Moving here? Excellent reasons why it's a great place to live.

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Real Estate Agent with Alain Pinel BRE 01367196

Moving to Alameda CA is a joyous occasion for many people who have discovered this wonderful island city.

Many of my clients commute to San Francisco. When they couldn't afford to buy in the City, they decided to look to East Bay. It doesn't take them long to fall in love with our island that is so private and secure, yet so conveniently located for easy access to other cities. 

 

 

 

 

 

And to find out more about Alameda, here's what Wikipedia says about our lovely island town of Alameda.

There is a wonderful collection of vintage homes, ranging from beautiful Victorians, stately Tudors, charming Craftsman and many styles of bungalows. This is truly a history and architecture buff's paradise.

Alameda has great climate, great schools, and believe it or not, a wonderful selection of restaurants and ethnic cuisine.

SHOPPING

We think we've "arrived" now that our Alameda Town Centre shopping center by the beach features Trader Joe's, Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond, TJMaxx, Kohl's. There are even plans for a Target store -- but that is still in the planning stages.

In May 2008, the historic and restored Alameda Theater opened its doors to our first 8-cineplex.

DOWNTOWN

As for fine restaurants....the chef of the famous Baywolf Café in Oakland has opened his own restaurant in Alameda called Pappo's. We also now have a Cuban restaurant called Havana's. There's a really good Vietnamese restaurant called Dragon Rouge, the freshest sushi at Yume, dim sum at EastOcean, and more. And now, we have Zen Asian Fusion Tapas Bar, Spice I Am (Thai), Burmese Super StarAngela's Bistro opened next to the newly restored an historic Alameda Theater.  

Besides the competing coffee powerhouses Starbucks and Peets, wine afficionados can go to Alameda Wine Company for wine tasting and to pick out wines from California and from all over the world. 

EASY COMMUTE

We commute to San Francisco via ferry and express bus to SF. Or take the regular bus to Oakland to catch BART. But the express bus and the ferry are the best and most enjoyable ways to go to the City.

CRIME STATISTICS

Here's really good source of info for comparing crime statistics between cities. You can see that Alameda truly shines!

ALAMEDA SCHOOLS

Alameda has great schools, and is the school scores are collectively better than Oakland and other surrounding areas. Check out the Academic Performance Index 

WINE TASTING            

You don't have to drive to Napa or Sonoma for wine company. Simply ride your bike for wine tasting at Rosenblum Cellars next to the ferry. It's open every day for wine tasting until 6 pm. And one shouldn't miss Rock Wall Wine Company which you will find in one of the hangars at Alameda Point. If vodka or whiskey is more up your alley, check out Hangar One/St George Spirits

And do check out Alameda Wine Company next to Alameda Theater. The selection is fabulous -- and there are so many inexpensive choices, too.

Alameda lighted boat parde

SPECIAL EVENTS

There are so many fun events that define our small town. We have sand castle building and free outdoor concerts at Crab Cove every summer, wine and arts and street festivals, a good old-fashioned July 4 parade, arts and wine faire. lighted boat parade and more.

LIVE SHOWS

We also have the Altarena Playhouse. And from time to time, we have excellent plays and performances at Rhythmix Cultural Works. We also comedy and musical shows at High Street Station Cafe.

 

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You have made Alameda sound very wonderful! Did you know if you use the "title" tag on your links you can get more SEO juice? Great writing for content. Well done.

Apr 18, 2010 01:56 PM #1
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Thanks Ken....but for my sake, I obviously need to read up on SEO 101, what do you mean using the title tag on my links? I don't think I understand or know what that means.

 

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sounds like a great place....love the personality of the victorian and the location sounds outstanding just a short trip to everywhere.

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