Alamo

About Alamo

Alamo is an unincorporated town bordering Danville to the north. It is the second oldest township in Contra Costa County, Martinez the county seat is the oldest. Comprised of approximately 20 square miles, Alamo is nestled between the Las Trampas Hills and Mt. Diablo. Named by Spanish settlers for the many popular trees that were once abundant on the hills, Alamo has maintained its rural atmosphere.

Today 16,000 Residents enjoy the quiet beauty of Alamo. Typically the homes have larger lots and few sidewalks. The only commercial development to serve the area lies at the intersection of Stone Valley Road and Danville Blvd.

For local recreation, the Iron Horse Trail running the length of the town and continuing both north and south offers miles of paved trail, a haven for bikers, skaters, joggers and dog walkers. The Las Trampas Hills and Mt. Diablo are also easily accessible for hiking and there are numerous parks for picnic and play.

Alamo might have remained an obscure oasis for farmers and ranchers had Interstate 680 in 1964 not sliced through its middle giving greater access to the town. A reminder of Alamo’s past, in the huge horse that sits atop Alamo Feed and Grain on Danville Boulevard. It is a symbol of a community that has grown prosperous but still keeps ties to its roots.

Walnut Creek’s Dean Lesher Center for the Arts, the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, and a waterfront amphitheatre in Martinez are popular cultural venues. Community theatre groups such as Diablo Light Opera, Onstage Theatre, Playhouse West, Contra Costa Musical Theatre, Center Repertory Theater, the Town Hall Theatre Company, and the Willows Theatre Company, and the Willows Theatre offer a continuing array of live theater choices. Recreational opportunities are abundant throughout Contra Costa with hiking and horseback trails. Fishing, boating, hunting, water skiing, swimming, as well as basketball, baseball, bocce ball, tennis, racquetball and golf can be found within a short drive.