Monday, November 10, 2008


Alameda is an Island located in the San Francisco bay, between SF and Oakland. It is about 23 square miles. The city has a small-town feel with its Victorian homes and tree-lined neighborhoods. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 72,259.
Even though the island is just minutes off Interstate 880, the speed limit for the city is 25 mph (40 km/h) on almost every road.
Due to its proximity to the Bay, wind surfers and kite surfers can often be seen along Crown Memorial State Beach and Shoreline Drive. From the beach there are also views of the San Francisco skyline and the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge
Alameda is known for its large stock of Victorian houses; 9% of all single-family houses (1500) in Alameda are Victorians, and many more have been divided into two to four-unit dwellings.[9] It is said that Alameda has more pre-1906 earthquake era homes than any other city in the Bay Area.
Alameda is home to the official offices and training facility of the Oakland Raiders American football team. The training facility features practice fields, a full- featured weight room, locker room, player meeting rooms, an auditorium, a state-of-the-art television studio and spacious offices and is also home to The Raider Image, the merchandise arm of the franchise, to which all the public can visit.
NBA Star Jason Kidd attended Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda.
At this point I am proud to say that we are residents of Alameda.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Alameda was also the home of Jim Morrison when he lived with his parents for the last time. His father was an admiral based at Alameda NAS. He hated his parents violently and never saw them again after they lived in Alameda.