According to CNN Money Magazine, Alamo, California is one of the best places in the nation to live. Flanked by the Las Trampas Ridge on the west, and on the east by the Diablo Range in Contra Costa County, Alamo is a suburb in the east bay region of San Francis Bay. In fact, from Alamo, you’re just 28 miles east and a 40-minute drive from all the big-city amenities in San Francisco. Alamo is both an unincorporated community and a census-designated place, a small residential town, that bridges the gap between Danville and Walnut Creek. The highly walkable Alamo, California is connected by the Iron Horse Trail, so it’s common to see adults walking children to school, families out walking the dog, or residents jogging at twilight.

Residents in the affluent community of Alamo earn average annual incomes of $160,920, well over two times the amount of the average annual household income in California. Custom homes in the area hold average values of $1,000,000.000. Because of its unique composition of high-income households and custom lifestyles, the area is free from the congestion of other more populated areas. There are 14,570 residents living in Alamo, an area that encompasses the zip codes of 94507, 94526, 94528, and 94596.

There are three schools within the confines of the Alamo area, and they include Alamo Elementary, Rancho Romero Elementary, and Stone Valley Middle School. All three schools are noted for excellence and are governed by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Parks in the area include Andrea H. Young Park, Livorna Park, Rancho Romero School Sports Field and Park, Alamo School Sports Field, Hap Magee Ranch Park, and Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.

Public transportation in Alamo, California is provided, in part, by Bay Area Rapid Transit (B.A.R.T.), and by routes 21 and 321 of the County Connection bus service.

Alamo, California receives, on average, 24 inches of rain and no snow over the course of 55 days annually where the precipitation is measurable. There are 262 days of the year when the sun shines on the community. Summer high temperatures hover around 85 degrees while winter lows stay well above freezing at 39 degrees.

The east side of town is comprised primarily of new construction custom homes while the west side features larger lots hosting recently renovated older homes. For recreation and entertainment, residents have options of traveling to the neighboring communities of Danville and Walnut Creek, or lengthening the expedition to nearby San Francisco. Danville emanates an old west relaxed vibe whereas Walnut Creek has a more upscale, polished persona.

Whether you choose the east side or west, a new construction house or a pre-existing home, there’s a place for you to settle-in within Alamo, California. Although Alamo presents the safe and hushed environment of small-town charm, it’s also within a short drive from casual Danville with its wild abandon or Walnut Creek and its refined aura. Either way, you’ll find yourself right at home.

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