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Best Places To Live In Alameda, CA

  • Alameda, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 77,409
  • From a beautiful golf course to a indoor mini golf course miniature of the Bay Area, to bowling alley, and two antique arcades. The best little shopping area in SF Bay. Great restaurants and street
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,318
  • At the foot of Mount Tamalpais is Mill Valley. Accurately named for long-ago lumber milling operations, the town remains fairly eclectic. You can find money stuffed executives living next to pauper
  • Contra Costa Centre, CA
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,190
  • Hillsborough, CA
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,312
  • I’ve lived in Hillsborough for 10 years. The cost of living is extremely expensive in Hillsbourough, but the low crime rates and safe neighborhoods make it well worth it in my mind. The weather is
  • Lafayette, CA
  • 12.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 25,381
  • Lafayette is an incredible small city across the bay from San Francisco. It is tucked in between many small parks that are very fun to spend time in, no matter what time of year it is. The Lafayette
  • Tiburon, CA
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,170
  • San Ramon, CA
  • 15.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 74,366
  • And a San Ramon native I for one can vouch for the fact that it is single-handedly one of the most beautiful places in the Bay. With a very mild climate and beautiful atmosphere, San Ramon is also a
  • Belvedere, CA
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,017
  • Corte Madera, CA
  • 18.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,694
  • Danville, CA
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 43,758
  • I lived in Danville California for the better part of my childhood, and I still travel there to visit my parents and grandparents during holidays. The city is a very calm place, and in my opinion a great
  • Mission Valley, Fremont, CA
  • 22.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,452
  • Larkspur, CA
  • 20.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,268
  • Larkspur, California is the best place to call home in the entire state! We have a great community full of friendly people. There are several different things to do here, the weather is spectacular, and
  • Belmont, CA
  • 15.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 26,918
  • I live in Belmont, CA and I really enjoy this progressive city. Home to Oracle, many residents of Belmont work there. Belmont has great parks and one of the few surviving buildings of from the
  • Atherton, CA
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,127
  • Strawberry CDP (Tuolumne County), CA
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 116
  • Weibel, Fremont, CA
  • 24.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,568
  • Dublin, CA
  • 17.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 54,523
  • I have lived near Dublin, California in the East Bay Area for several years and it is an absolutely lovely place to live, if you have the money of course. Dublin is a very expensive part of the East Bay
  • San Carlos, CA
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 29,596
  • San Carlos is a small town - but it’s a nice one. There isn’t much going on when it comes to nightlife, which is why you’d need to head into San Francisco if you wanted anything to do with that (and
  • Foster City, CA
  • 12.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 32,967
  • Foster City is a good city. It has good parks, it is very safe and it's very diverse. But there are problems with it. There really is nothing to do here in Foster City. It's just a bunch of parks and
  • Strawberry, CA
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,689
  • Crocker Highland, Oakland, CA
  • 5.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,280
  • Piedmont, CA
  • 5.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,201
  • Living in the city of Piedmont is an amazing, yet expensive experience. When I lived in Piedmont, there was never a dull day. This city is full of life and excitement. There is always somewhere to go
  • Kensington, CA
  • 11.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,602
  • Ross, CA
  • 22.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,381
  • Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA
  • 7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,996
  • Montclair, Oakland, CA
  • 6.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,011
  • Kentfield, CA
  • 21.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,907
  • Kimber-Gomes, Fremont, CA
  • 21.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,583
  • North Gate, CA
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 465
  • Acalanes Ridge, CA
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,000
  • San Anselmo, CA
  • 23.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,623
  • San Anselmo, California is a industrial urban town of more than 12,000 residents. The cost of living is expensive, however the quality of homes are worth the pay. The job market here is blooming, jobs
  • Burlingame, CA
  • 11.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,118
  • I've found my forever city in Burlingame, CA! I'm coming up on my 4th year living in Burlingame, and I couldn't be happier. We get great weather all year round, and are close to everything we could
  • Forestland, Oakland, CA
  • 7.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,954
  • Saranap, CA
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,211
  • Shepherd Canyon, Oakland, CA
  • 7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,863
  • Ardenwood, Fremont, CA
  • 16.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 16,634
  • Fremont, CA
  • 20 miles away (City)
  • Population: 227,934
  • I have lived in Fremont since the 1970's, and have seen so many changes since then. If you're a young outgoing person, you will probably find Fremont painfully boring. On the other hand, it's a good
  • Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
  • 17.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,605
  • Imagine finding a town with all the beauty that California has to offer, great people who are more than just neighbors and friend, a solid economy with an active job force, great schools to educate your
  • Merriwood, Oakland, CA
  • 7.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,273
  • Millbrae, CA
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,522
  • Millbrae is probably most well known to the average person as a place to stay that's close to the airport, but there's more than meets the eye. The best thing about living here is the weather. It's a
  • Shell Ridge, CA
  • 16.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,123
  • Parkmont, Fremont, CA
  • 19.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,979
  • Inner Sunset, San Francisco, CA
  • 11.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 27,720
  • Glen Highlands, Oakland, CA
  • 7.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,473
  • Baywood-Aragon, San Mateo, CA
  • 13.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,067
  • Orinda, CA
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,936
  • I have been living here in Orinda, CA going on 10 years now and I love it here. Orinda is probably one of the best places to live, in my opinion. It's a happy friendly place with lots of good people and
  • Panoramic Hill, Oakland, CA
  • 9.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,751
  • Alamo, CA
  • 15.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,078
  • I've lived all over the beautiful state of California and I can honestly say that Alamo is one of the best areas in the whole state to call home. Living in Alamo (a suburb of San Francisco Bay/East Bay)
  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 67,568
  • I've lived close to Walnut Creek, located in the San Francisco East Bay, for most of my life. The city has a Mediterranean climate--moist, cool winters and dry, hot summers. Granted, it is more of a
  • Sleepy Hollow, CA
  • 25.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,275
  • Cameron Hills, Fremont, CA
  • 23.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,161

Listed above are the best places to live in Alameda, CA for 2019. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Alameda, CA, followed by the best places to live near Alameda, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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