Perched on Alameda Island in the San Francisco Bay, Alameda's views are breathtaking. Established in 1853, and the word “Alameda” means “tree-lined avenue” in Spanish, an adjective that is still applies to this day. Travel and Leisure magazine named Alameda in its list of America’s top ten “Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit”. With charm and natural beauty, a “green” attitude, and beautiful Victorian homes, residents enjoy an excellent quality of life. .