Alamo is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Contra Costa County, California, in the United States. It is a suburb located in the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay region, approximately 28 miles (45 km) east of San Francisco. Alamo is equidistant between the city of Walnut Creek and the town of Danville.
The area was named Alamo, which comes from the Spanish word álamo, meaning “poplar” or “cottonwood.” Because of its location and climate, Alamo grew quickly. Orchards and vineyards spread across the area. Almonds, walnuts, pears, grapes and other fruit thrive in the temperate climate.
As an unincorporated community, Alamo does not have a government of its own. Police services are provided by the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. Fire and EMS services are provided by the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.
Alamo, with a median household income of $140,561 (as of 2011), is one of the wealthiest communities in the United States.
Alamo West Side
Round Hill Country Club
Roundhill Estates North
Stone Castle Estates
Stone Valley Oaks
Stonebridge Estates/Sherman Ranch