Best neighborhoods in Alameda

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Gold Coast

4.5/5
Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Alameda

"Alameda's best, bar none."

- AlamedaResident
At the risk of sounding pretentious, when it comes to Alameda, there's Gold Coast, and then there's everything else. It has the island's finest homes, prettiest streets, nicest local parks, and larges...
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Fernside

4/5
Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Alameda

"Hard to beat, especially for families."

- AlamedaResident
This is one of the best neighborhoods—and in some respects THE best neighborhood—in Alameda. Ask 10 people in Alameda which neighborhood they’d like to live in, and at least half will say Fernside....
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Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Alameda

"Cool Bayside Living"

- StBloomSF
The aptly named South Shore/Shoreline neighborhood of Alameda stretches all the way from Crown Memorial Beach Park to Bay Farm Island Bridge which connects this main section of Alameda to the Harbor B...
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West End

4/5
Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Alameda

"Come to the West Side...We Have Cookies :)"

- PepesfrauA
I have lived on the West End of Alameda most of my life. I am very proud of the accomplishments the businesses, residents and schools have accomplished. New restaurants, thriving small and medium...
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East End

3.5/5
Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Alameda

"Alameda's Best Overall Value"

- AlamedaResident
The difficult part of assessing the East End of Alameda is it’s really several neighborhoods within one school district. Unlike Gold Coast and Fernside, which are architecturally and demographically v...
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Bronze Coast

3.5/5
Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Alameda

"Good Hospital, Good High School, and Nightlife to Boot"

- StBloomSF
Bronze Coast is home to several major institutions: Alameda High School, Alameda Hospital, and St. Joseph Notre Dame High School. Alameda High School which is actually a pretty strong school—if test s...
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Harbor Bay

3.5/5
Ranked 7th best neighborhood in Alameda

"Traditional Upper Middle-Class Aesthetics"

- bayareabound
Bounded by MeCartney Avenue, Island Drive and Sea View Parkway, Harbor Bay is an upper middle-class, family-oriented suburb with lush green community aesthetics. And it boasts a good two or three mil...
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Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Alameda

"A Motley Marina Neighborhood"

- StBloomSF
Marina Village on the far north section of Alameda is connected to Oakland’s Jack London Square vicinity by the Posey and Webster Street tubes. Marina Village is a mix of condos, planned communities,...
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Ranked 9th best neighborhood in Alameda

"Bungalows, Boats and Beer"

- StBloomSF
Central Alameda is one of those older neighborhoods with lots of pre-WWII bungalows and older wood buildings that is fairly common in the East Bay. It reminds me a lot of the western end of Berkeley a...
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Bay Farm

3/5
Ranked 10th best neighborhood in Alameda

"A great place for families looking for outdoor opportunities..."

- ajherrma
Bay Farm Island is the only part of Alameda, CA connected to the mainland Bay Area. On a peninsula that also includes the Oakland Airport, Bay Farm features a quiet suburban environment with mostly n...
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Ranked 11th best neighborhood in Alameda

"A Future Luxury Spot"

- StBloomSF
Alameda Point was, until 1997, the Alameda Naval Air Base, a base that dated back to WWII. But with the end of the Cold War, the airbase eventual fell victim to budget cuts. Since then the SF Bay and...
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Unranked Neighborhoods

Ballena Bay

2.5/5

"Alameda's Little Prehensile Tail"

- StBloomSF
Not so much a neighborhood—it is really more of a promontory, just sticking out like a little tail out into the San Francisco Bay. It is nice little green space with waterside walkways. Great for tak...
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"Not Really Much Here"

- StBloomSF
Just a big empty hill, I think. Good place to bury a body maybe?
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"Great For Sailing Affcionados"

- StBloomSF
The Marina District of Alameda stretches just from the High Street Bridge to the Fruitvale Bridge. I stayed with a friend here on this little crescent of a neighborhood on the eastern end of Alameda....
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