About Living in Alameda County
This county occupies the majority of the San Francisco East Bay. Characterized by its rich diversity and culture, Alameda County is now one of the most ethnically diverse regions in the Bay Area and the nation. The seventh most populous county in the state, Alameda County is known for a relatively lower cost of living compared to the rest of the Bay Area and its plentiful recreational and sport activities.
In Southern Alameda County we deliver care to the Fremont and Dublin communities. Fremont is conveniently located a short trip to San Francisco (38 miles), Oakland (27), San Jose (15), and Pleasanton (14). It is the fourth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Residents are attracted to Fremont for its nationally-recognized high-ranking public schools, its numerous parks and a variety of recreational amenities, including Lake Elizabeth, Central Park and Mission San Jose. Fremont’s central location, cultural diversity, affordable housing and lovely communities make it a wonderful place to work and live.
Dublin is located 35 miles east of San Francisco at the crossroads of Interstate 580/680 in the East Bay’s Tri-Valley region. Home to 50,000 people, Dublin has been one of the fastest growing cities in Alameda County for the past several years. Dublin offers a growing park system, excellent shopping options, and expanding open space and recreational offerings. Annual events such as Dublin Pride Week and the St. Patrick’s Day Festival Weekend are community fixtures and a draw to the city.
Cities: The county encompasses 14 incorporated cities, the largest of which is Oakland.
Schools: 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 225,000 primary school students in the county. The graduation rate for the county is 79.4 percent.
The county is home to 13 colleges and universities, including the University of California, Berkley.
Housing: Median value of a total of 286,780 owner occupied houses in Alameda County was $497,200 based on 2010 data.
Transportation: The county is connected to other regions by rail (BART, Capitol Corridor, Amtrak), ferry and bus (AC Transit, VTA, Dumbarton Express). The local airport is Oakland International Airport.
Parks and Recreation: There are 350 parks within the county and eight national historic landmarks.
Additional information: Alameda County's Official Web Site