Welcome to Alamo
Alamo is an enclave of green with most homes on half-acre or larger lots between Walnut Creek and Danville. Fully 96% of the workforce is employed in white-collar jobs. One interesting thing is that Alamo has more people who work in computers and math than do 95% of the places in the US. Another interesting thing about Alamo is that 10% of people work from their homes. These telecommuters predominantly work in knowledge-based professions.
Because of many things, Alamo is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Alamo has the features that many families look for when choosing a community to raise their children. Is Alamo perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic night life, it will be far from your cup of tea. But this is a solid community with many things to recommend it.
Alamo is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates." Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness.' But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops and love travel.
If knowledge is power, then Alamo is a pretty powerful place. 64% of the adults in Alamo have earned a masters’ degree, MD, law degree or PhD. Compare that to the national average of 15% for all cities and towns.
The average household income in Alamo in 2010 was $234,626. The demographics of Alamo are very similar to those of Malibu, CA, although Alamo is noticeably quieter and less showy about its wealth than its neighbor to the South.
Money Magazine named Alamo as one of the Best Places to Live in America
in 2007 and 2011; one of the Best Places to Retire
in 2005 and one of the 25 Top Earning Towns
. Niche.com named Alamo one of the best suburbs to raise a family in California in 2017.
(credits: City-Data.com, Wikipedia.com, Money Magazine, other websites)