Alameda CA second highest number of boat slips per capita in the world

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Grand Marina in Alameda CAAccording to San Francisco Business Times in their feature article on Alameda CA 



"Alameda has the second highest number of boat slips per capita of any city in the world, after Marina Del Rey."


Considering that Alameda is an island -- with access to San Francisco Bay and beyond --- and not mentioning that we're a stone's throw away from the Coast Guard island, one would expect, and will see a lot of marinas and boat slips.


Coast Guard ships in Alameda CA


There are several marinas/yacht clubs (about 11).

When walking the dogs, I particularly like going down by Fortman, Alameda and Grand Marinas because they provide a very nice pave path lined with flowers, and with views of the Coast Guard ships at dock, not to mention the many boats in their slips.


From time to time, we'll also see several kayakers as well as the UC-Berkeley rowing team practicing.




Alameda marinas

The marinas are by the trail that also meander by the Grand Marina Village, the latest development featuring 3-story homes by Warmington Homes.


Boaters who like to hear live music and unwind with a few brews and some finger-lickin' foods may stop by the Roosters on Grand Avenue....but that's the subject of another blog. 


We're so lucky that Alameda has many sunny days with mild temperatures, and many places to see and enjoy. By the way, all these photos were taken using my iphone.


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Pete Xavier
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That I did not know about Alameda, learning something new everyday.

Mar 20, 2013 11:02 AM #1
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Pacita,  Great Localism post.  Great photos too.  You are mastering the iPhone camera ... very impressive! 

Mar 20, 2013 12:04 PM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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A great claim to fame...and certainly an attraction for anyone considering the area for a home...a boat....and of course. using you as their Realtor and tour guide !

Mar 20, 2013 10:53 PM #3
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