About Alameda, California
Alameda is a city in Alameda County, California, located in the East Bay region of the Bay Area. It lies on a 6.5-mile long by 1-mile wide island in San Francisco Bay, connected to Oakland by bridges and underground tunnels. Alameda boasts over 11 miles of shoreline, offering various recreational activities such as sailing, windsurfing, and beach volleyball. The city’s Park Street is a vibrant commercial district lined with shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Alameda is home to the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, a historic movie theater that has been renovated and restored to its original grandeur. The city has a rich cultural heritage and celebrates diversity through events like the Alameda Multicultural Festival and Lunar New Year Parade. The Alameda County Fairgrounds, located in Pleasanton, hosts the annual Alameda County Fair, one of the largest county fairs in California. Alameda is known for its strong sense of community and hosts events such as the Alameda Art Walk, Fourth of July Parade, and Park Street Spring Festival. The city is served by the Alameda Unified School District, which includes several highly-rated public schools. The city has an estimated population of 70,742 as of 2024. The city was incorporated in 1854 and became a town, and later a city, in 1884.