Alameda: The Bay Area's Hidden Gem
"A great place to live"
Alameda is quiet and has a 1950-like atmosphere. The people are friendly. the housing price is reasonable, relative to SF. Most of the shops and restaurants are locally owned and operated. There are plenty of parks and tennis courts. The people here still come out to watch & cheer the Independence Day parade.
And yet, all the modern amenities can be found in Alameda, or nearby San Francisco & Oakland.
I love Alameda.