Homes For Sale In Zip Code 94501
Alameda's 94501 Zip Code encompasses all of the island called Alameda. Alameda calls itself the "Island City" with good reason. It is surrounded by water-specifically on it's eastern and northern sides by the Oakland Estuary, and on it's western and southern sides on San Francisco Bay. It's early history revolved around the Estuary, where ships entering SF Bay were repaired there, while other sites received the ship's cargoes that were sent into the area from around the world.
Further island growth came from the development of the Naval Air Station on the western part of the island. Many of Alameda's neighborhoods sit directly on the water around these historic sites. Read More
Real Estate in Alameda Zip Code 94501
As the ferry and island train system began to develop at the latter part of the 19th Century, Alameda residents could commute to commercially powerful San Francisco. Many properous Alameda businessmen chose to build showplace homes in what came to be called the Island's "Gold Coast". This new found resident prosperity was also reflected in the buildings of downtown City Hall, the Library and the Elks Lodge.
In the years immediately preceding World War II, the southern part of the island began to grow. Handsome homes with the classic 30's Stucco and Mediterranean styles were included, and the area named "Fernside". After the war, the demand for homes was strong, and the South Shore Shopping Center, and adjacent neighborhood was a part of post war home building right alongside San Francisco Bay. These were classic post-war homes with ranch and modern styling. To add to this growth, many apartments were built as well, many of which have been converted to condominiums, both in this area and throughout the city to meet the ever growing need for housing in the city.
Alameda is an ideal place to live. No matter which portion you choose to live on, you are just moments away from Oakland and San Francisco. The Oakland Coliseum Complex with all it's sports activities is just moments away, as is popular Jack London Square. Or, you can just stay on the island and shop at it's excellent choices of restaurants, shops, big box or small boutique stores located on the island.