Category Archives: Communities

ALAMO

Alamo is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Contra Costa County, California, in the United States. It is located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,750.

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Alamo was named by the Spanish in 1850 for the poplar trees that lined San Ramon Creek.

As an unincorporated community, Alamo does not have a government of its own. Police services are provided by the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. Fire and EMS services are provided by the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.

Alamo is located in Contra Costa County. Adjoining towns and cities are Walnut Creek to the north, Danville, Dublin, andSan Ramon to the south, and Diablo plus Blackhawk to the southeast.

Interstate 680 serves as the main means of transport out of the town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25 km2), all of it land.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/

DANVILLE

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Blackhawk Plaza | Danville

The Town of Danville is located in the San Ramon Valley in Contra Costa County, California. It is one of the incorporated municipalities in California that uses “town” in its name instead of “city”. The population was 42,039 in 2010. According to Businessweek, Danville is the 41st most expensive zip code in America. Danville is one of California’s top 25 wealthiest cities, and one of the wealthiest suburbs of Oakland and San Francisco. Danville is home to some of the most expensive real estate and exclusive country clubs in the nation.

Adjoining towns and cities are San Ramon to the south, Diablo, and Alamo to the north. Walnut Creek is 9 miles (14 km) north, while Pleasanton is about 12 miles (19 km) south.

Interstate 680 serves as the main means of transport out of the town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 18.0 square miles (47 km2), all of it land.

Danville is set in a narrow section of the San Ramon Valley with the Las Trampas Ridge to the west and the Diablo Range to the east. The most prominent landmark of Danville is the backdrop of Mount Diablo, which stands to the east at 3,849 feet (1,173 m) and provides a picturesque backdrop for Danville and neighboring towns and cities. Sycamore Creek drains some of the Mount Diablo slopes and flows through Danville.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/

DUBLIN

Dublin (formerly, Amador and Dougherty’s Station) is a suburban city of the East (San Francisco) Bay region of Alameda County, California, United States. Located along the north side of Interstate 580 at the intersection with Interstate 680, roughly 10 miles (16 km) east of Hayward, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Livermore, directly north of Pleasanton, and 25 miles (40 km) north of San Jose, it was named after the city of Dublin in Ireland. The nearest major city is Oakland, approximately 25 miles (40 km) to the west-northwest on Interstate 580. Dublin is the second-fastest growing city in the state of California, behind only Santa Clarita. The population was about 46,063 according to the 2010 United States Census. This grew to 49,890 in 2013. By 2030, it is estimated to grow to 75,900.

Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 & IMAX | Dublin

Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 & IMAX | Dublin

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.9 square miles (40 km2) of which 0.03% is water.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/

LIVERMORE

Livermore (formerly Livermores, Livermore Ranch, and Nottingham) is a city in Alameda County. The estimated population as of 2011 was 82,039. Livermore is located on the eastern edge of California’s San Francisco Bay Area.

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Livermore was founded by William Mendenhall and named after Robert Livermore, his friend and a local rancher who settled in the area in the 1840s. Livermore is the home of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, for which the chemical element livermorium is named (and thus, placing the city’s name in the periodic table). Its south side is home to local vineyards. The city has also redeveloped its downtown district. The city is considered part of the Tri-Valley area, including Amador, Livermore and San Ramon Valleys.

The Livermore Valley is located about 30 miles (48 km) east of and behind the first coastal range of mountains that surround the San Francisco Bay Area. The Livermore Valley has an east-west orientation with mountain passes on the west and east connecting the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley. The passes are used by railroads and highways to connect the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley. Livermore Valley is about 15 miles (24 km) long (east to west), 10 miles (16 km) wide (north to south), and surrounded by California coastal range mountains and foothills.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/

PLEASANTON

Pleasanton is a city in Alameda County, California, incorporated in 1894. It is a suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area located about 25 miles (40 km) east of Oakland, and 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Livermore. The population was 70,285 at the 2010 census. In 2005 and 2007, Pleasanton was ranked the wealthiest middle-sized city in the United States by the Census Bureau.

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Pleasanton is located at 37°40′21″N 121°52′57″W / 37.67250°N 121.88250°W / 37.67250; -121.88250 (37.672530, -121.882517) and is adjacent to Hayward, Livermore, and Dublin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.3 square miles (63 km2), of which, 24.1 square miles (62 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.63%) is water. On the east side of town on Stanley Boulevard near the Livermore border is Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, a lake that holds swimming, fishing, boating, and a waterslide. On the west side is the Pleasanton Ridge with the two parks Pleasanton Ridge and Augustin Bernal Park. Much of Pleasanton is drained by the Arroyo del Valle and Arroyo Mocho watercourses. Pleasanton lies along the route of the historic First Transcontinental Railroad.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/

SAN RAMON

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San Ramon (Spanish: San Ramón; meaning Saint Raymond) is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. It is a suburban city of the San Francisco Bay Area, and lies in the San Ramon Valley. San Ramon’s population was 72,148 as of the 2010 U.S. Census, with an estimated population of 74,378 in 2012 making it 4th largest city in Contra Costa County, behind Richmond, Concord and Antioch.

San Ramon is located at

37°46′48″N 121°58′41″W / 37.78000°N 121.97806°W / 37.78000; -121.97806. It is adjacent to Danville, California, to the north and Dublin, California, to the south. Unincorporated county lands border San Ramon to the east and west. It is located around 500 feet (150 m) above sea level. Mount Diablo flanks the city to the northeast and is prominently visible from almost all parts of the city. The Las Trampas Regional Wilderness borders San Ramon’s extreme northwest, at the northern end of Bollinger Canyon. The smaller Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve straddles San Ramon’s western border, located approximately between Interstate 680 and the Alameda County line.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/

WALNUT CREEK

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Broadway Plaza | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States, located 16 miles (26 km) east of the city of Oakland in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Although not as large as neighboring Concord, Walnut Creek serves as the business and entertainment hub for the neighboring cities within central Contra Costa County, due in part to its location at the junction of the highways from Sacramento and San Jose (I-680) and San Francisco/Oakland (SR-24), as well as its accessibility by BART. The city’s total estimated population, as of 2011, is 65,211.

 

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/