Alameda is a great place for so many reasons. Here are a few for now, more to share later.
Alameda is a place where...
...the temperate weather and the breeze from the bay provide an atmosphere for the contemplative to nurture.
...drivers watch for bicyclists and slow down for pedestrians crossing the street.
...even if you don't own a model airplane, you gotta love the fact that the Bill Osborne Model Airplane field exists.
...we honor our veterans with two special locations: Alameda Point and the Veterans Memorial Park.
...when you are instituted as a regular patron at one of the local restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, etc., 'everyone knows your name' each time you visit.
...East Bay Regional Parks rock with care and consideration of Crown Memorial State Park and the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary.
...The City of Alameda maintains with grace and attention to detail the city parks and tennis courts frequented by residents.
...there are a myriad of great places to eat, shop, and drink coffee and tea! A special shout out to the locally owned establishments.
...residents may live on an island but they do not ascribe to the notion that "no man (person) is an island" but instead embrace the cultural plurality that exists in the Bay Area. All are welcome on this island.
...nine times out of ten if you smile and say hello to a stranger, you will receive the same in return.
...the architecture is as varied as its inhabitants. Every day renovations are under way expressing the individuality of the homeowner and creating beautiful restorations in the residences and commercial buildings.
...artists and dance, music, theatre, photography, and every expressive form of art thrive and provide opportunities to experience inspired creativity.