Alameda

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The garden of California

Known for its' quaint village appeal, Victorian houses and cultural significance, Alameda is a city in Alameda County, California located on Alameda Island and Bay Farm Island. Just South of Oakland and across from San Francisco on the San Francisco Bay, the city was established in 1853. Home to one of the the largest coastal oak forests in the world, the word "Alameda" is Spanish for "Tree-lined Avenue". Mark Twain described Alameda as "The Garden of California".  

Designated on the Historic Register, historical Deco period buildings like the Alameda Theater have been preserved and are home to business running through downtown on Neptune Court, Central and McKay Avenue's, which gives us a glimpse of the 1920's resort town that once was Alameda.  The population of Alameda (2010 Census) was 73,812 people of which there are 30,000 housing units with median family income of $74,606.

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With 9 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and 4 high schools, several adult schools, pre-schools and charter schools, Alameda offers academic opportunity for every age.  For further school info:

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