Alameda is a city in the San Francisco East Bay county of Alameda on the waterfront of Oakland. It is located on Alameda Island and Bay Farm Island. Living in Alameda offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Alameda there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Alameda and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Alameda are highly rated.