ALAMEDA , CA — Alameda has been named one of the safest cities in the state of California finishing just out of the Top 100 at 117, according to SafeWise, an online safety resource, which analyzed data from California .
On September 6, 1869, the Alameda Terminal made history; it was the site of the arrival of the first train via the First Transcontinental Railroad to reach the shores of San Francisco Bay, thus achieving the first coast to coast transcontinental railroad in North America.
As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,510,271, making it the 7th-most populous county in the state and 20th most populous nationally. The county seat is Oakland. Alameda County is included in the San Francisco Bay Area , occupying much of the East Bay region. Alameda County , California .
Compared to Oakland and most of San Francisco, Alameda is a safe haven, but is far from being a safe little town. According to NeighborhoodScout.com, Alameda has a crime index of 24 out of 100, 100 being the safest . In comparison, Oakland has a crime index of 1, San Francisco a 2, and Danville a 57.
Alameda Island is an island in the San Francisco Bay in California. It is south and west of, and adjacent to Oakland, and across the bay eastward from San Francisco. The island was originally a peninsula and a part of Oakland, and is now separated from the mainland by the Oakland Estuary.
Swim At Your Own Risk Water quality conditions can change any time and there is always some risk with lagoon water contact. Lagoon water contact may cause illness. Do not swallow water.
Place that makes you happy to live there: Alameda is surrounded by water, and the San Francisco Bay is what gives the town its stunning views and beachy vibe. Alameda is only accessible by bridge or tunnel, and it feels like its own little island, far removed from San Francisco and Oakland.
Alameda is a suburb of Oakland with a population of 78,462. Alameda is in Alameda County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Alameda offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Alameda there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.
The word Alameda is derived from alamo the Spanish name for cottonwood or poplar tree, and means a “grove of poplar trees.” The name was applied both to the southern portion of the county (La Alameda ) and to the stream running through it (Rio de la Alameda ) as early as 1795.
The incorporated cities are Alameda, Albany , Berkeley , Dublin , Emeryville , Fremont , Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont , Pleasanton , San Leandro , and Union City. The unincorporated communities are Ashland, Castro Valley , Cherryland, Fairview, San Lorenzo, and Sunol.
This fact sheet lists the main investments in the TEP that would benefit Eastern Alameda County —an area that includes the Cities of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton and nearby unincorporated communities—as well as projects and programs that have countywide benefits.