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alameda county

california

OVERVIEW

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The Campanil at UC  Berkeley overlooking part of Alameda County.

Pleasanton Ridge.

Alameda County's rich diversity in landscape, culture, industry, and ethnicities is one of its key features. Stretching from San Francisco Bay in the west to the East Bay hills and fertile wine country in the east, Alameda County's 738 square miles are home to more than 1.5 million people who live in urban centers (such as Oakland and Berkeley), smaller cities, suburbs, and rural communities.

As of the 2010 census, he population was 1,510,271, making it the 7th-most populous county in the state of California, 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.

The county has a total area of 821 square miles, of which 739 square miles is land and 82 square miles is water. The San Francisco Bay borders the county on the west.

The crest of the Berkeley Hills form part of the northeastern boundary and reach into the center of the county. A coastal plain several miles wide lines the bay; and is Oakland's most populous region.

 

Livermore Valley lies in the eastern part of the county. Amador Valley abuts the western edge of Livermore Valley and continues west to the Pleasanton Ridge.

Livermore Valley

Grizzly Peak in the Berkeley Hills

Pleasanton Ridge

The Campanil at UC Berkeley overlooking the Bay Bridge into San Francisco.

UC Berkeley Flagship Campus

The Alameda County Office of Education oversees seventeen K–12 school districts and one K–8 district in Alameda County. In all, there are approximately 10,000 teachers serving 225,000 students. The ACOE also services three community college districts with a total enrollment of approximately 55,000 students.

 

Alameda County is home to the University of California, Berkeley, the flagship campus of the University of California system, and one of the largest and most prestigious research universities in the world.

There are more than 350 parks located within the county. 

The East Bay Regional Park District operates within Alameda and neighboring Contra Costa County, with numerous parks within the county, including Tilden Regional ParkRedwood Regional ParkAnthony Chabot Regional ParkCoyote Hills Regional ParkArdenwood Historic FarmPleasanton Ridge Regional Park and Vargas Plateau Regional Park

 

Eastshore State Park is located partially along the bay shore of northern Alameda County. The San Francisco Bay Trail, a project of the Association of Bay Area Governments, will run along the bay shore of the county. 

 

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District is the largest special park district in California.

Wildcat Canyon Park

Redwoods at Tilden Park

Bay Island Bike Drawbridge

state & national parks

Ohlone Wilderness

Don Edwards SF Bay Wildlife Refuge

East Bay Regional Parks District

Del Valle Regional Park

Sunol Regional Wilderness

Ohlone Regional Wilderness

Black Diamond Mines Regional Park

Briones Regional Park

Las Trampas Regional Park

Tilden Regional Park

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

recreation

Hiking

Shopping

NFL & MLB Games

Fishing

Boating

Wine Tasting

Incorporated Cities

communities

Alameda

Berkeley

Emeryville

Hayward

Newark

Piedmont

San Leandro

Albany

Dublin

Fremont

Livermore

Oakland

Pleasanton

Union City

Unincorporated Cities

Ashland

Cherryland

San Lorenzo

 Castro Valley

Fairview

Sunol 

famous for...

Their own "mini" wine country

Mount Diablo

Inventing Peanut Butter & Popsicles

The Matrix & What Dreams May Come

The Spite House

The Haunted USS Hornet

Being the most racially-diverse region in America

you'll love it here if you...

Can't decide between a big city life or a quiet country home.

Love to hike & explore nature.

Want a warmer climate than the peninsula offers.

Love a variety of cuisines.

MILITARY

Coast Guard Island

Camp Parks

TRANSPORTATION

Oakland International Airport

AmTrax

Bay Ferry

ACE / AC

BART

VTA

Dumbarton Express

Capitol Corridor

WHEELS

Union City Transit

Emery-Go-Round

San Joaquin

5 largest employers

Kaiser Permanente

Oakland Unified School District

San Ramon Unified School District

Hayward Unified School District

Lawrence Livermore Labs

upper education

Cal State East Bay

UC Berkeley School of Law

Berkeley University

DeVry University

Holy Names University

John F. Kennedy University

Lincoln University

NW Polytechnic University

Oaksterdam University

Patten University

Samuel Merritt University

tourist attractions

USS Hornet Museum & Overnight

Livermore Wine Country

Golden Gate Fields

Aqua Adventure

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