The city of Alameda is one of the best kept secrets in the Bay Area, and there is no better example of this than Bay Farm Island, located just a few miles south of San Francisco Bay. With its beautiful beaches and shops lined streets, Alameda Island has been a hidden gem in our entire bay for years.
The Alameda - Oakland Ferry runs daily from San Francisco Bay to Bay Farm Island and you can also take a cruise on it for just $5 a day for a few hours. If you're looking for a beach with a view of the bay, it's a pretty great place, especially in summer, where you can enjoy majestic views of the Pacific Ocean from outside San Francisco. Beyond the beach, there are also a number of restaurants and shops on the island, as well as a variety of shops and restaurants in downtown Oakland.
The Alameda - Oakland ferry runs daily for only $5 a day for a few hours from San Francisco Bay to Bay Farm Island and is one of the most popular ferries in the Bay Area.
Alameda Island is accessible by car via three bridges over Oakland, and public transportation includes AC Transit buses, including express buses to San Francisco. California State Route 61 runs between the Posey and Webster Street Tubes south to Oakland Airport. The Chinatown Oakland runs along the East Bay Expressway and Bay Bridge to Oakland, as well as the BART station Oakland - Oakland International Airport and Oakland City Hall. A link between Al Oakland Bay and Bay Farm Island provides direct access to Bay Street in Oakland and a short walk from Bay Park Ferry Terminal.
The Chase Center in Alameda is particularly fast, convenient and inexpensive compared to the Oakland Coliseum or Oracle Arena. There is a special ferry that runs directly from Al Oakland Main Street Terminal to Al the Ballpark, or "Ballpark" as it is now called, on game days. I really don't know how to be a fan of the San Francisco Giants and live so close, but I've only been there once so I could live nearby.
Another advantage of Alameda is the reverse shuttle service, as the 880 motorway is not used during working hours in both directions. If you work in downtown San Francisco, especially on Embarcadero, you can drive to Graham Park and work from Walnut Creek or Pleasanton. Another advantage is that a round-trip ticket with a Clipper Card costs between $10 and $80, which is half the cost of a BART ticket to an Oakland station. Al Oakland is quite a good location, although a BART trip from Oakland to Chase Center at Oakland Main Street Terminal with the Clippers Card probably costs 20 to 40 dollars.
The top speed in Alameda is only 25 miles per hour, which is roughly the same as San Francisco. The crime rate is much lower than in other parts of the Bay Area, such as Oakland, San Jose and Oakland.
Alameda High ranked 129th out of 908 in USA Today's 2014 rankings for high school graduation rates and Encinal High ranked 394 in California, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
To find records for each district, we used data from the US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. Search Google for "Alameda County High School Graduation Rate" and search for the highest and lowest graduation rates in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties.
The county is named after the Spanish word alameda, which means "the place where poplars grow," which was originally attributed to the city of Alameda in the San Francisco Bay in California. The peninsula became the site of the huge Rancho San Antonio, which was awarded to Luis Peralta in 1820 by the Spanish king who claimed California because of his claims to the peninsula.
Luis Peralta was given 35 square miles of land, which was later divided among his four surviving sons. In September 2011, the Alameda Navy reached an agreement with the US Navy to build a new submarine base on the site of the former Rancho San Antonio.
The town consists of an original main section, with Bay Farm Island being part of the mainland and Bay Farms on the other side. Along the coast between Alameda and Oakland, there is plenty to explore, including the San Francisco Bay, Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. The water is warm, but the view of San Francisco is magnificent and there is a wide selection of restaurants, shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and shops along the coast.
The California Genealogical Society Library in Oakland is a standard and unique archive of genealogy and reference materials covering people and places in California and the rest of the country. The Livermore - Amador Genealogy Society serves Alameda and the surrounding area as well as the San Francisco Bay Area and San Mateo County. In the surrounding municipalities, it offers a wide range of services that are delivered directly to the consumer. This includes a large number of public libraries, a library system and an extensive collection of books and journals.