Welcome to Alamo
Affluent living in a charming, bucolic locale
Situated south of Walnut Creek, Alamo exudes bucolic charm. Its two public parks with open grass fields and the Las Trampas Wilderness featuring wildlife, trails, and waterfalls have made Alamo an attractive choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts seeking a tranquil, beautiful community. Named by early Spanish settlers for its cluster of cottonwood trees, Alamo grew quickly due to location and desirable weather.
It is home to distinguished schools, and close to everything, especially shopping in Danville. Commuters cherish their proximity to the Walnut Creek BART station which gets them to San Francisco in a hurry, while drivers enjoy easy freeway access to I-680 and Highway 24. At Alamo’s core, the Round Hill Country Club exemplifies golf course living at its finest with luxury homes, exclusive club amenities, fitness facilities, and dining.
It’s no wonder notable personalities flock here, relishing stunning views of the East Bay from the town’s vantage point and reveling in Alamo’s prestige. Homes range from early 1920s single-story ranches to recently built custom estates, including some with stables for the avid equestrian.
What to Love
- A family-focused environment with excellent schools and great public parks
- Close to everything while retaining a rural charm
- Diverse real estate offerings and deep-rooted local history
Alamo’s small size and rural countryside feel have attracted many families and famous people looking for a peaceful, quiet way of life with lots of access to nature. This has also made it a thriving place for diversity and inclusion, with several ethnic groups and great venues where locals from all walks of life meet and mix. Great parks and excellent schools come with the package here, and Alamo’s proximity to both Walnut Creek and Highway 24 puts residents near remarkable dining, shopping, and entertainment.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Specialty shops reign supreme in Alamo, the likes of Lever Coffee, Barks Avenue, The Brass Bear Delicatessen, and Hospice Thrift Shoppe. Start your day with a caramel macchiato at Peet's Coffee and return in the evening for tea with friends. The Alamo Plaza Shopping Center is a lovely old-school shopping center with shiny stops, from stores to restaurants. The mall is home to a Bank of America branch, as well as Wells Fargo Bank. Order custom bracelets from Meaning to Pause, and after you must have had your fill of shopping, stop into Xenia Bistro for a cioppino plate, eggs benedict, and seafood pasta served with wine. Grab a box of donuts to go from Great Donuts, and dive into Ha-La Sushi for delicious rolls paired with a pinot noir or chardonnay. The Peasant's Courtyard serves American and European-style sandwiches plus small plates enjoyed with wine.
Things to Do
Horse riders and cyclists enjoy a most exciting adventure along the popular Iron Horse Regional Trail, which sees over one million trips per year. A multi-use trail running through several cities in the region, Iron Horse connects has become a major recreational and transportation corridor, connecting users to amenities, parks, and other community facilities.
Alamo is served by the prestigious San Ramon Valley Unified School District, home to some of California’s most acclaimed public schools. A few of the neighborhood’s top-rated schools include: