CG Island Alameda FAQ

Installation Info: Zip Code: 94501, Area Code: 510

Some of the best universities in the world, beautiful scenery and professional sports are only a few of the sights surrounding the Alameda Coast Guard Station. Anyone relocating to Alameda, based in California's San Francisco Bay, has dozens of activities from which to choose.

Many of the existing commands on Alameda relocated from different parts of California's coast. The Pacific Area Command, 12th Coast Guard District, and Marine Safety Office call Alameda home.

The 600 active-duty personnel reside in either the 582 family quarters on Alameda or 282 quarters in nearby Novato. A number of the Alameda housing units were recently renovated.

The University of California, Berkeley, is within minutes of Alameda, as are Stanford University and St. Mary's College of California. Historical Downtown Oakland is a short drive away along with Lake Merritt and Oakland Coliseum, home of the baseball A's and football Raiders.

Residents of Alameda can view San Francisco across the bay or take a ferry ride from the base into the Golden Gate City. A weekend drive north to Marin County or the Wine Country of Sonoma and Napa could be a romantic getaway.