Alamo real estate is among the most expensive in Contra Costa County. But not all Alamo homes for sale are over $1 million. Alamo real estate options include a number of small condominium developments, for example, even in walking distance of town. Alamo is generally considered to be one of the most prestigious addresses in the East Bay though and it is very easy to find a selection of homes well over $3 million dollars.
As one of the older neighborhoods in the East Bay, Alamo has many homes that date back to the nineteen fifties. These are mostly on the west side, closer to town, and many have generous size lots, often well over one acre. The newer Alamo homes can mostly be found on the East side, and these are typically larger homes, either individually constructed or as part of a small planned development. A number are in gated communities.
There is a definite neighborhood, village feel to Alamo, and the residents want to keep it that way. The downtown area is small, but caters for most of your everyday needs, with a large Safeway, a gas station and drug store, plus many individual stores and a handful of eating places. It’s easy to see why Alamo is seen as a desirable place to live.
Alamo is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Contra Costa County, California, in the United States. It is a suburb located in the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay region, approximately 28 miles (45 km) east of San Francisco. Alamo is equidistant between the city of Walnut Creek and the incorporated town of Danville. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,750. The community of Alamo is well known for its bucolic country feel, notable residents, and its affluent lifestyle with the median home price being $1.89 million.
Alamo (from the Spanish álamo, “poplar”) was named 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 has a median household income of $140,561 (as of 2011). In August 2007, a group of citizens launched a new initiative to incorporate the community, the latest in a series of attempts that go back to the early 1960s or before; it was defeated by referendum in March 2009. Previous failed Alamo incorporation efforts always included parts of other nearby unincorporated areas: Alamo-Danville (1964) and Alamo-Danville-San Ramon (1976).