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Oakland is the eighth-largest city in the U.S. state of California. It is a major West Coast port, located on San Francisco Bay, about 8 miles (13 km) east of San Francisco. Oakland is a central hub city for the Bay Area subregion collectively called the East Bay, and it is the county seat of Alameda County. Oakland is the 41st-largest city in the US with a population of 446,901. It has enjoyed a thriving West Coast blues scene and can claim numerous prominent homegrown musicians representing such genres as rhythm and blues, funk, punk, heavy metal, and hip hop. Recreational attractions include the Fox Theater, the Paramount Theatre, Jack London Square, Lake Merritt, the Oakland Estuary, the Oakland Zoo, the Oakland Museum of California, the Chabot Space and Science Center, Oracle Arena, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the East Bay Regional Park District ridge line parks and preserves, and Chinatown
The City of Emeryville lies on the east shore of San Francisco Bay between Oakland and Berkeley, directly opposite the Golden Gate and San Francisco. The city is small, just over 1 square mile, but its strategic location in the center of the Bay Area urban core at the confluence of several major freeways, 1 of the world’s busiest bridges, and transcontinental rail lines with service to Seattle, Los Angeles, and Chicago makes it a highly desirable place to live, work, and shop. Even before it was called “Emeryville,” this place was recognized as an ideal location for settlement by indigenous people and the Spanish and Americans that followed them
In California alone, there are more than 30 cities bigger than Berkeley. In Alameda County alone, Berkeley is ranked fourth in population behind Oakland, Fremont, and Hayward. And yet, we are famous around the globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration, free speech and the arts. Berkeley is a constantly changing mix of long-time residents and new neighbors, and whether you just arrived from Albany or Azerbaijan, you are welcome here.
A dynamic and diverse community of 86,000 residents located in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro maintains a safe, small town feel, while offering a wide range of shopping, dining, recreation, miles of shoreline, and easy access to regional parks and nature areas. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a large and well-educated workforce. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro, a fiber-optic network circles San Leandro’s industrial and commercial core offering businesses virtually unlimited internet connectivity.
Hayward is a city located in Alameda County, California in the East Bay subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area. With a 2018 population of 159,620, Hayward is the sixth largest city in the Bay Area and the third largest in Alameda County. Hayward was ranked as the 37th most populous municipality in California. Hayward is the epicenter of the dynamic Bay: 25 miles southeast of San Francisco, 14 miles south of Oakland, 26 miles north of San Jose and 10 miles west of the valley communities surrounding Pleasanton.
Founded in 1905, the city of Richmond is part of the eastern San Francisco Bay Area. As a result, you can expect many of the signature elements here that the Bay Area has come to represent, such as sun, surf, and pretty white sand. Richmond was famous in the United States during the Second World War as a result of its nautical history, with many war ships being built in the shipyards here. Nowadays you will see relics of this proud past, as well as a continued revival, deep commitment and love of the sea along the legendary shoreline of this area. Richmond, California’s estimated population is 110,146 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Richmond, California is the 62nd largest city in California based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The City of Pinole is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, on the shores of San Pablo Bay in West Contra Costa County. Pinole sits between San Pablo Bay and the rolling hills and meadows of Contra Costa County. The bay itself is a northern extension of San Francisco Bay and a well-traveled shipping route for vessels heading towards the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. The slightly rolling hills and captivating sunsets have charmed visitors for more than a century. The climate is mild, with no extremes of temperature, rainfall or humidity. Lowest and highest temperatures are in the narrow range of an average low of 40°F in the winter to an average 85°F in the summer. The population was 18,390 at the 2010 census.