Located about 35 miles east of San Francisco, the Tri Valley is in Alameda County and is comprised of the cities of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton. This area began as the outer suburbs of the East Bay, but over the past 20 years has evolved into a thriving area for residents, business parks and an area of prosperity. The region is also known as the Livermore-Amador Valley.
Dublin – incorporated in 1982, Dublin is the fastest growing city in Alameda County, nearing 50,000 people. With its location along the 580/680 corridor, it’s perfectly poised for transportation to a number of prime locations in every direction. A BART station at the south end of the city serves commuters well, and an abundance of high-density housing has made it a convenient location for workers in many areas. The 11 square mile city has large retail and restaurant malls frequented by residents and visitors alike.
Livermore – established in 1869, the 26 square miles of former ranchland has grown from a sleepy western town to a vibrant wine region, with an award winning downtown. Nearly 83,000 people call Livermore home. You’ll find a diverse population here – vintners, scientists and engineers (employed by the two National Laboratories – Sandia and Lawrence Livermore), suburbanites, and students (Las Positas Community College) as well as ranchers.
Livermore embraces the arts and you will find evidence of this throughout the downtown especially, where murals adorn walls, utility boxes have unique artistry, music plays at downtown establishments, and the performing arts are alive and well at the Bankhead Theater.
Livermore has diversity of housing as well. From apartments and condos, to modest single-family homes or custom vineyard estates, Livermore has a vast selection of living spaces. You’ll find historic homes, bungalows, ranch-style homes, and more recently, higher-density condos within walking distance of downtown.
Pleasanton – Incorporated in 1894, Pleasanton is 24 miles square and nearing 70,000 in population. Wide, tree-lined streets embody the city’s name.
Walk down Main Street some time, and you’re apt to find a special event or recurring one. 1st Wednesday Street Parties, Friday night Concerts in the Park and Saturday’s Farmer’s Market are continuous draws for locals. Not to be forgotten is the draw of the Alameda County Fairgrounds within the city’s boundaries.
Some large businesses with familiar names are located in Pleasanton: Oracle, Kaiser Permanente and Safeway. Award-winning schools and a vital downtown, continue to bring visitors and residents here. With it’s proximate location to Silicon Valley, many people choose the beautiful neighborhoods in Pleasanton as home. Turn of the Century homes, post-war bungalows, California ranch-style homes and large estates like those found in Ruby Hills – this pleasant town has clearly earned its moniker.