Union City, CA: Community Overview

Real Estate Agent with Re/Max

I’ve gotten a fair number of requests from prospective homebuyers to provide more information on the various communities that I have expertise on.  So, I’ve put together a brief overview for Union City below.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have.

Union City contains 19 square miles and is a part of the Tri-Cities area, along with Fremont and Newark.  The current population is about 73,402 (According to the most recent census).  With 45.3% of the 18,642 households having children under the age of 18, it is a good place to raise your family.  The city has nicknamed itself “Gateway to Silicon Valley” due to its location in the heart of the Bay Area, with manageable commutes to the various tech companies located in the South Bay, the Peninsula and Fremont.  In addition, San Francisco is a manageable commute and accessible within 40 minutes on BART. 

In the historic Old Alvarado district of Union City, you can find historical Victorian homes, a small town post office, the Union City Historical Museum and a number of small commercial business, retail shops, and eateries. Local merchants regularly sponsor the Fall Festival, Friday night jazz bands, art shows, and, every weekend, a great Farmers’ Market.  The enormous Union Landing shopping center off of Highway 880 has a very broad selection of stores, restaurants and one of the largest movie theatres in the area.

In terms of community facilities, a $25 million Performing Arts Center at Logan High School is currently under construction. The 600 seat performing arts center is scheduled to open later this year and will include a Culinary Arts center as well.  In addition, a Union City has plenty of indoor and outdoor recreation areas, including the highly popular Quarry Lakes Park, Alameda Creek Trail, Kennedy ParkThe Cesar Chavez Park, Union City Sports Center andDan Oden Swim Center.

As for schools, Union City is served by the New Haven Unified School District, which enrolls approximately 12,800 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The district is comprised of several elementary schools: Alvarado Elementary SchoolDelaine Eastin ElementaryGuy Emanuele Jr Elementary SchoolHillview CrestSearles ElementaryTom Kitayama Elementary School, and Pioneer Elementary. Two middle schools: Alvarado Middle SchoolCesar Chavez Middle School (formally New Haven Middle School) and James Logan High School.  For advanced studies or summer enrichment courses, Stanford and UC Berkeley are within 35 minute drives.  In addition, Union City is a short distance away from the well regarded Cal State University East Bay in Hayward and Ohlone College (a junior college) in Fremont.

Union City is a wonderful place to live with a great deal of home buying opportunities currently available. It is an excellent time to buy a home in Union City and according to information sourced by Trulia.com, the average home price has come down Feel free to contact me to learn more about the real estate market in this wonderful city.

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