Alamo Real Estate
Alamo is located in Contra Costa County, California. This is an unincorporated community with a population of 14,750 and it is located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The name ‘Alamo’ means “poplar” or “cottonwood” in Spanish. The community grew rather quickly after being settled, partially due to the moderate temperatures and the location. The early farms raised cattle, wheat and other grains. The Hemme train station was built in Alamo in 1891, although it was later renamed the Alamo station. Alamo homes for sale include many single-family homes constructed from 1970 to 1994 and an almost equal number constructed from 1940 to 1969. New construction as well as historic homes may be found in Alamo.
The community built an air watch tower in Alamo during World War II and volunteers manned the tower from 1942 to 1945. The formation of the Alamo Improvement Association in 1953 was for the purpose of advancing and improving properties in Alamo as well as preservation of the community. The Round Hill Country Club opened in Alamo in 1960 and Interstate 680 was completed in the valley in 1964.
Residents of Alamo real estate are served by the Acalanes Union High School District, San Ramon Valley Unified School District and Walnut Creek Elementary School District. The schools within these districts are highly acclaimed. There are numerous parks within Alamo providing recreation for residents and visitors. Livorna Park provides a sand volleyball court, a multi-use sports court, open-air gazebo, playground and more.
The Andrew H. Young Park, Hap Magee Ranch Park and Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Park are also located in Alamo. The wilderness park is the home of many animals native to this area and plant life. The park has many waterfalls which are secluded and difficult to access. Alamo real estate today is a popular destination for many. The small town atmosphere located near all the amenities is one of the attractive options provided by this community.