About Alamo, CA

Pioneers Mary Ann and John Jones traveled through Alamo in 1847. She provided the earliest English description of the area in her diary. Her husband stopped the wagon saying, “Mary, look! Did you ever see anything so beautiful?” She wrote later:

On every side, the valley and surrounding hills were covered with thick, velvety clover, and with wild oats standing waist high waving and rippling in the summer breeze . . .

Alamo is truly the epitome of a small town, encompassing less than 10 square miles. The area still boasts many of the almond, walnut and pear trees whose orchards covered the area. Many “gentleman farmers” have their own backyard vineyards.

People choose to live in Alamo for many reasons. The town is beautiful, quiet and low-key, yet close to freeways and transportation and within a reasonable commute to San Francisco. The schools are highly regarded and many celebrities call Alamo home.

Alamo’s Mediterranean climate ensures lots of outdoor living, from concerts and picnics in the parks across the community to the farmer’s market to the miles of trails (both human and equestrian) crisscrossing the area.

Though Alamo has a rural feel, it also boasts access to many local amenities.

Round Hill Country Club offers a championship par-72 course that spreads over the gently rolling hills of Alamo. Encircled by paved cart paths, the private club offers a lush 6,475 yards of finely manicured fairways and sculptured greens that wind among stately trees and placid lakes. Round Hill also offers one of the most complete tennis facilities in the area.

Five minutes or so up Highway 680 is Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza, a gorgeous mecca of shopping and dining.

Five minutes south of Alamo is the city of the Town of Danville. Great shopping and restaurants can be found here in a charming, walkable setting.

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