Bay Farm Island

Alameda, CA

Bay Farm Island is a community unto its own with several housing developments, a chain of lagoons, several community parks, stunning views of the San Francisco skyline and the surrounding Bay, and its own ferry terminal, which makes commuting to San Francisco a pleasure. Most of Harbor Bay Island was developed in the 1970s and has several homeowners’ associations for each of the residential subdivisions. There are three southern townhome developments (Islandia, Casitas, and Garden Isle) as well as the single-family homes to the east of Island Drive.

Recreational facilities abound, including the 36-hole municipally-owned Chuck Corica Golf Complex, a swimming and tennis club, bicycle paths, and a greenbelt park which runs along the island’s perimeter. Bay Farm also offers sought after schools, a library, a retail center, and a bustling business park boasting tenants such as the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, Peet’s Coffee & Tea roasting facility, corporate retail brand parent of North Face/Jansport, among others.

Bay Farm Island Historical Highlights

As its name indicates, Bay Farm Island, was an island farmland prior to the 20th century, primarily producing asparagus and was known as Asparagus Island. Large oyster beds also thrived off the island, which supplied restaurants in San Francisco.  In the 1950’s, Bay Farm island  became a peninsula due to a landfill project and is connected to Oakland and the Oakland International Airport.

Local Parks & Recreation

Bill Osborne Model Airplane Field, Tillman Park, Leydecker Park, Harrington Park, Godfrey Park & Doc Harrington Park

Bay Farm Island Housing Prices

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.

2 year trend for Alameda home prices

Trends for Alameda Home Prices & Average Days on Market

Commuting Options

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 either Doolittle Drive, the High Street Bridge, or the Park Street bridge.

Public Transportation Options

BART, AC Transit Bus, Casual Carpool, Harbor Bay Ferry, Amtrak

Depending upon your location, the closest BART stations are either Coliseum or Fruitvale stations. AC Transit Bus offers Transbay express buses to San Francisco, and local bus service to Oakland and Berkeley, BART stations, etc. via the OX to San Francisco, 51A  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.

Casual Carpool picks up on Alameda’s main island at Encinal and Park Avenue. Most drivers don’t ask for contributions from riders.

The Harbor Bay Ferry offers 20 minute trips to San Francisco.

The Amtrak train station is located in Oakland at Jack London Square.

Bay Farm Schools

Alameda has enjoyed a reputation for great quality schools, both public and private. There are a few schools within walking or bicycling distance, both public and private.  For more educational options, school ratings and reviews, visit GreatSchools.org.

Bay Farm Island Market Trends

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 Bay Farm Island.

Alameda Home Prices

Alameda Average Days on Market

All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.

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