Alameda’s former Naval Air Station (1940-1997) is now known as Alameda Point. This northwest corner of the city is poised for additional mixed-use development in the next several years. It features bayfront panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline and is home to historic military buildings, a wildlife habitat, and open space. Alameda Point is especially well-known for its Main Street commuter ferry terminal to San Francisco and Oakland’s Jack London Square; its monthly Alameda Point Antiques Faire; wine, beer, and spirits producers, technology and energy entrepreneurs, and headquarters for two 2013 America’s Cup teams.
Alameda Point’s claim to fame ranges from its present day ground-breaking energy harnessing research at Makani Power, the famous Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Fair, and homegrown spirits, wine and beer producers. It is also the site of two designated California Historical Landmarks representing significant milestones that were significant events for California, and, arguably for the world. Alameda was the terminal of America’s first transcontinental railroad which reached San Francisco Bay on September 6, 1869. It was also home to Pan American World Airways’ China Clipper flying boat on November 22, 1935, which carried the first airmail service and commercial air flight across the Pacific Ocean.
Commuting to Berkeley, Concord, Fremont, Pleasanton and The South Bay
Major freeways such as Highway 880, 80, 24, and 580 can easily be accessed from the Webster Street Tube.
Depending upon your location, the closest BART stations are either Coliseum or Fruitvale stations. AC Transit Bus offers Transbay express buses to San Francisco via the O and W, and local bus service to Oakland and Berkeley, BART stations, etc. via the 51A to Rockridge BART and to Fruitvale BART via College Ave., Broadway (Oakland), Webster St., Santa Clara Ave., and Broadway (Alameda), or the 51B to Rockridge BART to Berkeley Amtrak or Berkeley Marina via College Ave., Bancroft Way / Durant Ave., Shattuck Ave., Berkeley BART, and University Ave.
The closest Casual Carpool is located on Santa Clara at Webster and runs Monday – Friday 6am-9am. Cars will pick up additional riders to access Carpool lanes at the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza for a discounted rate. Most drivers don’t ask for contributions from riders.
The Main Street Terminal at the mouth of the Oakland Estuary is most convenient for West End residents to SF Ferry building, Fisherman’ s Wharf, Angel Island & Giant’s Ballpark via the Harbor Bay Ferry.
In addition, nearby Amtrak station locations include: Jack London Square (Oakland), Emeryville, and Berkeley.
Alameda enjoys a reputation for great quality schools, both public and private. There are several schools within walking or bicycle distance of Alameda Point including: William G. Paden Elementary, Ruby Bridges Elementary, Maya Lin Elementary, Nea Community Learning Center, The Academy of Alameda Middle School, Encinal High School, Island High School, Alameda Science and Technology Institute, Bay Area School of Enterprise, and the Woodstock Child Development Center. For more educational options, school ratings and reviews, visit Greatschools.org
It’s very important to keep an eye on the market. Housing prices can ebb and flow due to economic, seasonal and local factors. For a true understanding of your property’s value or determining the “right” price to offer for a home, consult with a Realtor. Johanna provides free marketing appraisals in Alameda Point.
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