The very best of small-town living

Welcome to Alamo

A suburb of San Francisco, Alamo is one of the best places to live in Contra Costa County. With a population of just over 15,000 residents, it’s known for being a charming, inviting, and family-friendly community. Alamo is located 22 miles from San Francisco, offering residents the best of small-town living with big-city conveniences close by. Residents enjoy plenty to do, from easy access to nature to restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

People have lived in the area for thousands of years. In 1935, the Mexican government took over the area and divided the land into ranch-sized properties. In 1854, two settlers purchased two ranches, and the area began to grow rapidly after the railroad was established in the 1890s. Since then, Alamo has transformed into the vibrant, welcoming community it is today.

Alamo is predominantly home to single detached homes and townhouses. Popular architectural styles range from ranch-style to Colonial.

What to Love

  • Family-friendly community 
  • Revolving calendar of festivals and events 
  • Close to San Francisco 

People & Lifestyle 

Residents of Alamo enjoy the rural feel, surrounded by nature. Luscious rolling green hills and oak trees make up the landscape here. While San Francisco is close by, living here gives residents peace and quiet from the endless hustle and bustle of city life. 

Alamo’s highly rated schools attract many families to the area, yet families aren’t the only ones who live here. Retirees and those who desire a more laid-back lifestyle also make up the population.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Alamo might be a small town, but that doesn’t mean it lacks dining, shopping, and entertainment options. For a refined culinary experience, head over to Forli Restaurant & Bar. This polished bistro serves authentic Italian food in an intimate, warm atmosphere. With decadent dishes and top-notch customer service, dining here is an experience you don’t want to miss. Alamo Cafe is loved by both locals and visitors alike—and it’s easy to understand why. This cozy diner has a lot to offer, especially their breakfast dishes. Enjoy classic American fare in a place that will make you feel right at home. For a laid-back lunch, head over to The Peasant’s Courtyard. A relaxed neighborhood eatery, they serve American and European sandwiches and plates. Grab some food to go or enjoy your meal in their idyllic courtyard.

For shopping, head over to Alamo Plaza Shopping Center, where you can browse through local shops and boutiques, grab a bite to eat, or get your nails done.

Things to Do 

Alamo is known for being a tight-knit community with a diverse range of festivals throughout the year. The Alamo Music and Wine Festival has been a part of the community for over 30 years. This annual event brings the community together to celebrate over music, food, and drinks. 

Alamo Certified Farmers’ Market takes every Sunday, bringing locally grown produce to residents. Support local farmers by stopping by and grabbing some fresh fruits and vegetables. 

When it comes to exploring the great outdoors, living here offers residents plenty of opportunities. Hap McGee Ranch Park is a great place to take your children to soak up the sunshine. Livorna Park is another popular park in the area. 


Alamo is home to some top-notch schools, including: 

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