The main thoroughfare of Alamo is Danville Boulevard which runs North-South parallel with Highway 680. The older part of Alamo is on the West side. Here can be found some of the most expensive single family homes in the area, including many country estate properties. Many were constructed in the nineteen-fifties and earlier and have been improved and remodeled to an exceptionally high standard. This area is highly sought after.
The East side of Alamo also has well established home developments including the popular Roundhill Country Club. But also on the East side are some smaller Alamo real estate developments as well as numerous individual custom homes, all on generous sized lots compared with most East Bay real estate. Don’t expect to find any large modern developments though. Alamo was built out long ago.
Main access roads are Stone Valley Road, Livorna Road and Rudgear, which runs along the Walnut Creek border.
Alamo real estate prices are driven by a number of factors. Primarily though, the popularity of the area with families is explained by the high standard of schools at all levels combined with an acceptable commute to San Francisco. This really is a desirable place to live with low crime and a high level of social awareness. Overall, a great place to raise your family.
Most of Alamo falls into the San Ramon Valley Unified School District although parts are in the Walnut Creek School District. All of the schools would be considered excellent by any standards, regardless of which school district they fall into.
Although it should be remembered that Alamo is really little more than a village, there is still a strong infrastructure here with numerous shopping centers, strip malls and restaurants at various price points. You will also find Alamo Hay & Grain which seems like something of an anachronism but there are numerous horse properties in Alamo.
But for higher end restaurants, theaters etc., remember that Walnut Creek and Danville are only a few minutes away so the possibilities are virtually endless.