Alameda’s Gold Coast Neighborhood One of the Island City’s Finest

With its expansive, elegant homes and prime location, Alameda’s small Gold Coast neighborhood is perhaps the island city’s most coveted enclave.

Situated on the south-central part of the island, the Gold Coast is bordered by Central and Encinal Avenues to the north, Grand Street to the east, the Alameda Lagoon to the south, and Caroline Street to the west. The neighborhood offers easy access to downtown Oakland and Interstate 880 via the Posey Tube, but residents who prefer public transportation are within walking distance of two bus lines that offer regular service to downtown San Francisco.

A more scenic way to travel to the city is via ferry, which residents can catch on the island’s west side. Ferries depart roughly every half hour during peak commute times, and the trip to the San Francisco Ferry Building takes just 20 minutes.

Gold Coast denizens are a short stroll away from Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach, one of the East Bay’s most scenic stretches of shoreline. The park is a popular spot for windsurfing and kiteboarding or simply soaking in the epic views of the San Francisco skyline from the 2.5-mile-long beach.

Franklin Park, located within the neighborhood’s borders provides families with additional outdoor-recreation activities, with playgrounds, tennis courts, sports fields, and a swimming pool.

The Gold Coast also attracts families due to Franklin Elementary School, just across from the park. In 2013, Franklin Elementary earned a 902 of a possible 1,000 on the state’s Academic Performance Index.

Although the neighborhood is largely residential, there a few places to eat and drink within walking distance, including the 1400 Bar and Grill and Z’s Cocktail Lounge. For a more novel form of entertainment, head to the nearby Pacific Pinball Museum, which boasts a collection of more than 100 playable machines from different eras.

Gold Coast homes are situated on peaceful, tree-lined streets that highlight the small-town vibe that many Alameda residents feel is the city’s greatest strength. Many homes in the neighborhood are large and stately and are situated on appropriately generous-sized lots.

Due to its sizable homes and high desirability, the Gold Coast is currently Alameda’s most expensive neighborhood.

The Local Lifestyle

The Neighborhood

Charming, stately homes, tree-lined streets, it's perhaps the island city’s most coveted enclave.


Franklin Park and Rittler Park have playgrounds, tennis courts, a swimming pool & multi-purpose fields.

Alameda Beach

Just minutes away and features a walking and biking trail complete with views of the San Francisco skyline.

Downtown Park Street

Bustling and vibrant, Park Street offers a mix of boutiques, restaurants, shops, pubs, bars & more.

Neighborhood Amenities

Amenities in the neighborhood include Jay's Coffee Teas and Treats, Malaya Tea Room and Restaurant Little Joe's Express.

Encinal Nursery

Architectural styles are predominantly Queen Anne Victorian, Colonial Revival, Craftsman, English Manor mansions, Cottages, and Brown Shingle homes.

Alameda Main Street Ferry

The Alameda Main Street Ferry terminal is just a few minutes drive from the Bronze Coast neighborhood.

Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands and things to do do not require a car and are easily accessible by walking and biking.


Easy access to SF Ferry, tech shuttles, Casual Carpool, AC Transit transbay OX bus.


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