Alameda Real Estate
Alameda’s retailers generate nearly $400 million in sales each year. By major retail category, restaurants garner $54 million, grocery/drug items $230 million, home electronics over $14 million, apparel over $50 million, footwear $11 million, home furnishings over $6 million, home appliances over $6 million and home improvements/remodeling over $17 million annually. Education;98% of Alameda high school students complete all four years. Approximately 65% of residents over 25 are college-educated, and 40 re employed in executive, managerial and technical occupations. The community is also home to the College of Alameda and the California School of Professional Psychology. A one-stop employment center at the city of Alameda can help link employers with qualified employees. California State University at Hayward and the University of California at Berkeley are both in close proximity to Alameda. They provide higher education to residents and a top-notch work force to employers. Technology-Related Businesses; The city’s success in attracting high-tech companies is evidenced by the concentration of software, programming, networking, peripheral manufacturing, alternative transportation, biotech and related service companies. Over 200 high-tech businesses are located throughout the city in the Harbor Bay and Marina Village business parks, and the Lincoln Alameda Center. The former Naval Air Station — now Alameda Point — is undergoing conversion to private and commercial uses. Jobs; Among its labor force of 38,240, approximately 37,000 Alamedans are currently employed. The unemployment rate, city-wide, is a low 3.1%. Transportation; Alameda is served by AC Transit, BART shuttle service, and two ferry systems. The Oakland International Airport is immediately adjacent to Alameda. The community is accessible from Highway 880 via four bridges and from the Oakland/Jack London Square area by tunnels running beneath the estuary. Alameda’s compact geography, in addition to its bicycle and pedestrian-friendly.
The vacancy rate in Alameda is under 5%. There are 14,800 rental units and the median value of owner occupied property is $280,000. Alameda offers housing in all price ranges to meet the needs of residents. Recreation; Alameda has 14 parks, many equipped with first-rate baseball diamonds, tournament-quality golf courses, soccer fields, beaches, bird refuges, bicycle and pedestrian paths, natural open space, extensive picnic areas, and waterfronts. The shoreline parks along the San Francisco Bay and the San Leandro Marina extend for over six miles, offering spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline and the East Bay hills. Marinas abound, with over a dozen yacht brokers, a half dozen yacht clubs and over 3,400 boat slips and dry boat storage spaces, more than any other community in the Bay Area, second in the nation to Marina Del Ray. Arts include; Alameda hosts several of its own community arts including; theater, a civic light opera, a community band, a historical museum, cultural activities and a diverse community of musicians, writers, craftspersons and artists. Alameda is within minutes of the galleries, museums, theaters, symphony, ballet and opera in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley.
Alameda includes the friendly communities of Harbor Bay Alameda, Columbia Headlands, Normandy, Costa Brava, Clipper Cove, Bay Isle, Point Lantern Bay, Seaview, Bay Farm, Central, East Side, Fernside, Alameda Beach and Gold Coast. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in any of these fine communities, call Dave and Carla Higgins. Double Your Expectations