The West End of Alameda contains a variety of vintage homes much like Central Alameda along with sizeable newer home districts including Bay Port, Crown Harbor and Tri Point Homes. West end businesses include a diverse array of local boutiques, international cuisines, innovation, and the award-winning craft beverages along Spirits Alley. We also have the wonderful Washington Park, Crown Memorial State Beach and Crab Cove where many public events are held including a sandcastle competition in late May or early June. The Alameda Antiques Faire is one of the largest on the West Coast and is held the first Sunday of each month on the old naval base. Ferries to San Francisco and other bay area destinations leave from the ferry terminal on the northwest part of the island.
The West end is also the home to future growth and evolution of the island. Multiple residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects in the pipeline take advantage of the area's resources including developable land, stunning views, waterfront access, and the charm of a traditional Main Street business district.
Current business areas include:
Webster Street District - a historic district with boutiques, restaurants offering a variety of cuisines and local hangout spots.
Alameda Landing - Alameda's newest shopping center with Target, Safeway, and Michaels.
Alameda Point - Located in the heart of the Bay Area on the island city of Alameda, Alameda Point (a former naval air station) is a neighborhood in transition. Creative reuse of military buildings and plans for new construction are in progress. Offering panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline, Alameda Point is home to historic buildings, important wildlife habitat, and a unique shoreline and open space landscape on the Bay.Ballena Bay - lots of water activities with a stand-up paddle water sports, marina, yacht club, and sailing school along with a number of small service businesses