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 nearby. Residents enjoy plenty to do, from easy access to nature with great hiking trails to restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Home to Roundhill Country Club and award-winning schools make this a very desirable area.
In 1854, two settlers purchased two ranches, and the area began to grow rapidly after the railroad was established in the 1890s. In 1935, the Mexican government took over the area and divided the land into ranch-sized properties. Since then, Alamo has transformed into the vibrant, welcoming community it is today with rolling hills and easy living.