Alamo, Round Hill Country Club and Surrounding Valley Communities
In Alamo, a rural town in an unincorporated area of Contra Costa County, you can still see kids riding their horses along the sandy streets of the outer neighborhoods. Large custom homes on half-acre lots define this tranquil town off the beaten path in quintessential California oak countryside. Ideally situated in the valley between Mt. Diablo and the Las Trampas foothills and with a population of just over 14,5000, the community is home to executives, all-star athletes and other notable residents. In 2007 Alamo was named by Money Magazine as one of its top 100 places to live.
Alamo is the smallest town in Contra Costa County, and offers seclusion, serenity, and tranquility. Parks and trails here are extensive. The Iron Horse Trail, enjoyed by hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians, is a 33-mile multi-use pathway built on the Southern Pacific right of way. The trail runs through Alamo as it connects the towns of Martinez and Pleasanton. Downtown Alamo is anchored by the Alamo Plaza with over 40 specialty shops, services and restaurants including Peet's Coffee and Lawrence Meats, which is the go-to spot at lunchtime for bar-b-que. The landmark Feed & Grain store, sporting a fiberglass statue of a life sized Palomino on its roof at the corner of Danville Boulevard and Stone Valley Road is next door to the Alamo Café and Cherubini Coffee Shop, both local hangouts.
Alamo offers its residents one of the best education systems in California. The San Ramon Valley Unified School District provides elementary, intermediate and high school education to Alamo residents and is currently ranked 6th among all unified school districts in California. Four elementary, two middle, and two high schools serve the students of Alamo. Both San Ramon and Monte Vista High School are high performing, and each score in the upper 800s on the California API.
Contra Costa County is a recreational hub with Mt. Diablo State Park literally in the backyard along with many East Bay Regional Parks ideal for walking, hiking, picnicking and sports. The neighboring communities have wonderful shopping centers for day-to-day needs. The renowned Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, 10 minutes north of Alamo, has everything - from Tiffany's, Nordstrom and the Container Store to Apple and Neiman Marcus. Weekly Farmer's Markets are a part of all the surrounding communities and excellent highly rated restaurants are found throughout the valley. There is also outstanding community theater, along with the Lesher Regional Theater in Walnut Creek where national productions a re regular event, and the highly acclaimed California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda.
Alamo enjoys year-round favorable warm-summer Mediterranean climate. Its close proximity to Napa, Sonoma, downtown San Francisco and Marin make day and evening trips easy. Carmel is only two hours away and Tahoe, a vacation destination in both summer and winter, is three hours.