Livermore CA Real Estate and Homes – Community Information
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Livermore, California Community
Livermore is a city in Alameda County, California, in the United States. With an estimated 2014 population of 86,870, Livermore is the most populous city in the Tri-Valley. Livermore is located on the eastern edge of California’s San Francisco Bay Area.
Livermore was founded by William Mendenhall and named after Robert Livermore, his friend and a local rancher who settled in the area in the 1840s. Livermore is the home of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, for which the chemical element livermorium is named (and thus, placing the city’s name in the periodic table). Livermore is also the California site of Sandia National Laboratories, which is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Its south side is home to local vineyards. The city has redeveloped its downtown district and is considered part of the Tri-Valley area, comprising Amador, Livermore and San Ramon valleys.
Founded in 1869, Livermore is California’s oldest wine region, framed by award-winning wineries, farm lands and ranches that mirror the valley’s western heritage. The City of Livermore encompasses twenty-two square miles and is the easternmost city in the San Francisco Bay Area; the gateway to the Central Valley. Protection by the coastal range provides the Livermore Valley with a mild climate that enhances the pursuit of a more relaxed, less congested lifestyle.
As home to renowned science and technology centers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore is a technological hub and an academically engaged community. It has become an integral part of the Bay Area, successfully competing in the global market powered by its wealth of research, technology and innovation.
Livermore, CA History & Genealogy
Please visit the following links for a more in depth look at Livermore CA history and genealogy:
- California Digital Newspaper Collection Includes newspapers published 1846 to present.
- Genealogy on the Internet Guide An annotated list of websites useful for doing genealogical research, created and maintained by Library staff.
- Historic Photographs of Livermore from the Online Archive of California
- Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society
- Livermore Heritage Guild
- Livermore Rodeo History
- Tri-Valley Directory of Historical Resources and Places of Interest Note:This is a large pdf that takes a few moments to download.
The government-run public schools in Livermore are part of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD). The district has 11 elementary (K-5 and K-8) schools, three middle schools (grades 6-8), two comprehensive high schools, and three alternative high schools.
The city of Livermore’s high schools include Livermore High School, established in 1891 as California’s first union high school, and Granada High School, Livermore’s second high school. Alternative schools include Del Valle and Phoenix Continuation High Schools, two schools sharing one building since 2004, and Vineyard High School, an alternative independent study school. There is also the Livermore Adult School.
Livermore has many community parks and dog parks, as well as open space for biking and hiking trails including the Brushy Peak Regional Preserve, Garaventa Wetland Preserve, Holdener Park, and Sycamore Grove Park/Veterans Park. There are also two swim centers, May NissenSwim Center and the Robert Livermore Pools. Livermore is also home to the beautiful Del Valle Regional Park. Del Valle is like a lakeside resort only 10 miles south of Livermore deep in a valley framed by oak-covered hills, with sailboats and sailboards skimming over its waters. The centerpiece of the park is a lake five miles long with a variety of water-oriented recreation, from swimming to windsurfing and boating, surrounded by 4,395 acres of beautiful land for hiking, horseback riding, and nature study. Del Valle also is the eastern gateway to the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, 28 miles of scenic backcountry trail.
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Shopping & Dining
Livermore offers multiple avenues for shopping include boutique shopping and dining in the beautifully renovated Livermore Downtown, as well as the newer constructed outdoor shopping center at Livermore’s San Francisco Premium Outlets.
Livermore Downtown Shopping, Livermore CA
Livermore’s San Francisco Premium Outlets, Livermore CA
Arts & Entertainment
Livermore’s arts, culture, western heritage and vibrant wine industry provide a unique blend to this special community. Historic Downtown Livermore is enjoying a renaissance reestablishing the downtown as the city’s preeminent shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural district with a new 10-screen cinema and a 500-seat performing arts center. With the addition of several residential projects, art/live workspaces, and a pedestrian-oriented environment, the City is establishing an active urban living experience in the Valley.
The Livermore Branch Library offers three locations: Civic Center, Rincon Library, and Springtown Library. The library institute a summer science teen and “tween” outreach program at the Springtown Library, a Teen Summer Robotics camp launched in June 2015, and offers well over a hundred children’s and teen programs at Civic Center and Rincon Libraries. The library has attained goals of adding over 31,000 books to its collection in 2014-2015, and a 21% increase in its Overdrive eBook circulation. In addition The Friends of the Livermore Library has a book store, thrift books store, and monthly book sale.
Hotels & Lodging
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New Home Communities:
- Portola in Livermore by Taylor Morrison
- Brighton in Livermore by Taylor Morrison
- Sage – Synergy by Shea Homes
- Sage – Balance by Shea Homes
- Vinsanto II in Livermore by Ponderosa Homes
- The Cottages at Vineyard Crossing by KB Home
- Omni At Vineyard Crossing by KB Home
- The Preserve at Jordan Ranch by Toll Brothers (Luxury Homes located in nearby Dublin, CA)
- Umbria by Shea Homes (located in nearby Mountain House, CA)
- Huntington at Mountain House by Richmond American Homes (located in nearby Mountain House, CA)
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