About Living in Alamo...
Alamo is an unincorporated town bordering Danville to the south and Walnut Creek to the north. Alamo is the second oldest township in Contra Costa County and Martinez, the county seat, is the oldest. Comprised of approximately 20 square miles, Alamo is nestled between the Las Trampas hills and Mt. Diablo.
Named by Spanish settlers for the many popular trees that were once abundant on the hills, Alamo has maintained its rural atmosphere.
Today, over 16,000 residents enjoy the quiet beauty of Alamo. Typically, most Alamo homes have large lots and few sidewalks. The only commercial development to serve the area lies at the intersection of Stone Valley Road and Danville Blvd with shopping and restaurants.
Comprised of approximately 20 square miles, Alamo is nestled between the Las Trampas hills and Mt. Diablo.
For local recreation, the Iron Horse Trail runs the length of the town and continues both north and south offering miles of paved trails, a haven for biking, jogging, and walking. The Las Trampas hills and Mt. Diablo are easily accessible for hiking and there are numerous parks for picnic and play.
Alamo might have remained an obscure oasis for farmers and ranchers had Interstate 680 in 1964 not sliced through its middle giving greater access to the town. This community has grown prosperous but still has ties to its roots.
Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts, the Pavilion in Concord, and community theatre groups such as Diablo Light Opera, Onstage Theatre, Playhouse West, Contra Costa Musical Theatre, Center Repertory Theater, the Town Hall Theatre Company, offer a continuing array of live theater choices.
Recreational opportunities are abundant throughout Contra Costa with hiking and horseback trails. Golf at Round Hill Country Club or Diablo Country Club as well as tennis and swimming can be found nearby.