Alameda, California

Isle of Style

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Park Street

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Park Street is the downtown area of Alameda. This is where all the boutique shops, restaurants including tacos and diners, and entertainment for everyone. This is where the Fourth of July Parade happens, the Art & Wine Faire, the Rock & Roll Beer and Whiskey Stroll and its also home to an arcade and miniature golf course. It’s also home to condos and apartments for singles or couples who want live a short walk to the nightlife and a short hop to the ferry to work!

Gold Coast


The Gold Coast is the neighborhood with the most beautiful, historic homes on the island. The majority of these are Victorians, and in fact it is said that Alameda has more Victorians per capita than any other place in the country. These stunning homes are a short walk from Crown Beach, one of the most beautiful shorelines in the area. The neighborhood is also home to Franklin Park, a great family spot with playgrounds, tennis courts, sports fields and a swimming pool.
Perhaps most important to many those is the gravitational pull of Franklin Park elementary school. One of the best public schools in the state and just a walk or bike away from home if you choose a home in the Gold Coast.

East End


The East End includes the Fernside and Marina neighborhoods. It is hugely popular with families due to the excellent schools and magnificent parks. Lincoln Park is one of the popular ones, with a pool play structures, baseball fields and even a rose garden. Alameda Beach is a short walk and features a walking and biking trail that give an unforgettable view of the San Francisco skyline throughout your journey. The home styles are an interesting mix of Victorians, Craftsman, Tudors, and mid-century-modern homes at more reasonable prices and size than the Gold Coast.

The East End also borders Park Street so walking into the main commercial district is not only simple, but a part of the culture of the neighborhood locals who appreciate the separation and the close proximity to fun.