Living in the East Bay
The East Bay is the sunny counterpart to foggy San Francisco, located just across the Bay Bridge, featuring a wide range of neighborhoods from funky downtowns to grand estates set amid rolling hills. Technically comprising Alameda County and Contra Costa County, the East Bay reaches from Albany in the north to Fremont in the south. The region is anchored by Oakland, known to locals as “The Town,” and quintessential college town Berkeley, as well as featuring smaller metropolises like the suburban cities of Walnut Creek and Pleasanton at its eastern borders. The East Bay has its own blend of charm, history, and microclimates that distinguishes it from its neighbors. Nature is always close by, with magnificent redwood groves growing amid urban centers and lakes surrounded with centuries-old oak and sycamore trees. The East Bay has a vibrant and diverse culture, reflected in all aspects of life, but particularly in its many famed and eclectic restaurants.