Alameda is an East Bay island with a laid-back, small town feeling all its own accessible via 4 bridges and 2 tubes. Alameda is a great place to live if you love a vibrant atmosphere with plenty of festivals and activities to enjoy. One of the trademark events in Alameda is the 4th of July Parade, which features horse-drawn carriages and truly embodies the small-town feel of Alameda. You will find a variety of homes and condos for sale in Alameda including cozy apartments, spacious single family homes that have been fully renovated, and gorgeous luxury mansions where no expense was spared. With more than 10,000 buildings constructed before 1930, there is a rich and varied classic architectural heritage in the area playing a role in Alameda’s real estate market conditions. Historic Queen Anne’s, ornately decorated Victorians, and California Craftsmans are some of the most desirable homes here along its tree-lined streets. Alameda is incredibly walkable. When locals want to explore the various shopping, landmarks, museums, and dining, they usually head to Park Street. There are plenty of family owned restaurants and happy hour hangouts to enjoy crafty cocktails and delicious local craft beer and spirits. If you love great, locally-sourced food in a family-friendly atmosphere, you will absolutely love Alameda. Civic pride runs high in Alameda, and many of the city’s older buildings have been fully restored or repurposed. The Alameda Theater on Park Street is a great place to catch the latest movie and was restored to its art deco glory. Fun fact: Alameda has shown up in numerous films, from Yours, Mine & Ours (with Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball, 1968), to Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (“Nuclear wessels,” says Chekov in the 1986 film), to scenes from The Matrix films (another fun fact: JC & Heather were extras in The Matrix sequels!), The Net, What Dreams May Come, Milk, and a bunch more. Alameda is also a great place for outdoor activities. Robert W Crown Memorial State Beach is the perfect place for wind-surfing and taking a morning run near the beach. There is a wonderful dog parkjust off the Crown Beach, which is our dog’s favorite park to play and exercise. No matter the time of year, there is always something fun happening in Alameda.