What It’s Like To Live In Alameda’s East End

Alameda’s East end is one of the most desirable parts of the island, especially for people who have never been to Alameda before. But what is it actually like to live there? Here are a few things you should expect if you decide to call Alameda home.

1. Alameda’s east end is a very-pet friendly community

If you own a pet, you’re not the only one who will enjoy living in Alameda because your pet will too! There are especially a lot of dog-owners in the area. If you go out, you’ll see lots of dog-owners walking their pets, meeting for play groups, or just exercising outside with them.

Don’t own a dog? No worries. There are still a lot of great ways to enjoy the day outside too. Alameda is also a very bikable community. Before Covid, you’ll also see lots of kids riding their bikes to and from their schools or people exercising outside, running or jogging on Alameda’s numerous trails in the Bay farm or on the island.

2. It's got great access to the airport

Whether you just love to travel or your work or business requires you to travel, you’ll surely find Alameda’s seven-minute drive to the airport very convenient. This means you no longer have to leave your home hours earlier just to not be late for your flight.

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If you’re going to drive there or if you’ll look at a map, Park Street may seem a bit far from Alameda. But in reality, it’s really just a 20-30 minute walk or an 8-minute bike ride away from the East Bay. You’ll be there before you know it.

This is very convenient if you plan to grab dinner there, get some drinks, or buy groceries, even if it’s just a last-minute plan.

4. You'll get to experience a sense of community

One more thing I love about Alameda is the feeling of having a sense of community and the neighborliness that people have. If you’ll go out to walk your dogs or play with your kids, you’ll see lots of familiar friendly faces.

People living in Alameda also spend time to get to know one another so if you plan to live here for a long time, you’ll most likely end up knowing almost everyone.

5. Less turnover of properties

The sense of being a part of a cool community make a lot of people think about staying in Alameda for a long time. The only down side? This means that there will be less turnover of properties and people who want to buy a house will most likely have less opportunities to find one. Additionally, if they do find one, they may find that a lot of others also want to own that property so they may have to be quite competitive in making their offers if they really want to own the house.

However, if you really do want to live in that house and compete for it, I’m sure it will all be worth it in the end. You’ll not only be getting a house, you also get to be a part of a great neighborhood and a community that you probably won’t experience anywhere else.

That’s it for my list! If you have any other questions about how it’s really like to live in Alameda’s East End, feel free to send me a message, or subscribe to my channel because I will be regularly putting out content about Alameda, as well as the other parts of East Bay.  

I hope this list has helped you. If I can give you more context on the process of buying or selling your first home, please do not hesitate to reach out. My information is below. 

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