Livermore was founded in 1869. Livermore is famous for its western heritage, farm land and ranches. However, what some visitors may be surprised to know is that Livermore is California’s oldest wine region! Livermore is part of the Tri-Valley regional area and is located in Alameda County, California. The City of Livermore population as of 2020, is 91,411. Livermore spreads over 26.44 square miles. Livermore was formerly known as Livermores, Livermore Ranch, and Nottingham. 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’s historic downtown has gone through a complete renovation with new boutique stores, restaurants, entertainment, a 10-screen cinema and a 500-seat performing arts center. This has created a unique and inviting urban living experience for Livermore residents and visitors to experience. To learn more about Livermore’s downtown, please visit: Livermore Downtown.
Livermore’s climate is mild. Average summer temperature range from the low 80’s to the mid-90’s. There are a few weeks in the year when temperatures do hit the low 100’s, however it usually cools off in the evenings. Annual rainfall is approximately 14.6 inches (370 mm) which comes in the September to May time period, but about 50% of the days are sunny during this period with no appreciable cloud cover. The peak rainy months are December to March. The coldest months are December and January, with a mean high of about 56 °F (13 °C) and a low of about 38 °F (3 °C) with some occasional frost possible on clear mornings. To know what the current weather is in Livermore, please visit: Livermore weather.
Livermore businesses: As home to renowned science and technology centers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, 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. Also, of interest is that Livermore has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the U.S. To learn more about Livermore business, please visit: Livermore Valley Camber of Commerce.
Livermore has numerous public parks that are beautiful and meticulously maintained. They have miles of walking and bike trials and acres of open space areas. To find out more, please visit: Livermore Area Recreation and Parks.
Livermore Schools: Livermore public schools have good ratings. To find out more, please see: Great CA schools Livermore unified school district . Las Positas Junior College is located in Livermore and is rated # 3 in top colleges in California and has a guaranteed transfer program to several colleges in California and other states. To find out more please visit:
And, oh by the way: Livermore is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.79% of adults in Livermore have at least a bachelor’s degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
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What is the Tri-Valley? The Tri-Valley area is a triangular-shaped region of the eastern San Francisco Bay Area, 18 miles southeast of Oakland and 33 miles from San Francisco. It encompasses the cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and San Ramon, the town of Danville and the CDPs of Alamo, Blackhawk and Diablo.
The three valleys from which it takes its name are Amador Valley, Livermore Valley and San Ramon Valley. The region is well known for its Mediterranean climate, wineries, historic downtown areas, high cost of living and fine dining. It is a primarily affluent suburban area with a population of about 361,000. It offers more affordable living accommodations than the cities of San Francisco and San Jose.
8 Reasons for living in the Tri-Valley area
1- Weather is amazing. Tri-Valley’s climate is mild. No snow, fog or humidity to speak of. Yes, it does get hot in the summer. Average summer months temperatures range between the low 80’s to the low 90’s and occasionally temps can reach the low 100’s. However, it usually starts cooling off between 6:00 to 7:00 pm and again, there is no humidity and mosquitoes! Most rain falls in the winter. Snow almost never occurs, although it sometimes falls on the tops of surrounding mountains, especially Mt. Diablo. In winter, daytime temperatures reach the 50s and 60s, while nights are in the 30s and 40s, dipping on rare occasions into the 20s. Mean annual rainfall ranges from about 14 inches in Livermore to 23 inches in Alamo.
2- The Tri-Valley features access to many recreational options, including:
3- Cities in the Tri-Valley area are close to everything. If you like skiing, camping and hiking we have the spectacular Sierra mountain range which is located in the beautiful Lake Tahoe area. It is approximately a 3 to 4 hour drive. If you like the beaches we have Santa Cruz which is about an hour away, and if you want to do some sight-seeing in the San Francisco area, that too is just about an hour. When my wife and I want a change of scenery, we will go to the famous San Francisco Pier 39/Fisherman’s Wharf. To make it easy, we just take the BART train right from the Pleasanton station. This means there’s no driving hassle, or the headache of parking. Now if you are in the mood for wine tasting, the Napa Wine Country is about 2 hours away. For more information on events in San Francisco, please visit: San Francisco events (eventbrite).
4- Local activities: Cities in the Tri-Valley have numerous public golf courses that are no more than a 25-minute drive. Livermore wineries- under an hour drive. Cities in the Tri-Valley area also have great bike and walking paths, public parks, miles of hiking trails and thousands of acres of undeveloped space. For more information on this, please visit: Tri-Valley Trails and activities.
5- San Francisco Dining and Entertainment: You are just an hour away whether you choose to drive or take BART. There are numerous restaurants along Fisherman’s Wharf, The Cannery and Pier 39. And of course, once you get to know the San Francisco area you will find numerous restaurants throughout the city. For entertainment, you have many events to choose from such as plays, concerts and sporting events. You don’t have to spend any money to have a good time. You can find amazing street performers in and around the Pier 39 area. One item I want to mention is the annual San Francisco Fleet Week event. It’s usually held the 2nd week in October and concludes on that weekend with a spectacular aerial performance by the Navy’s Blue Angels. This is a free event. It does get crowded, so I recommend you take BART. To learn more about San Francisco events, dining and entertainment, please visit: SF eater– SF Entertainment.
6- Tri-Valley regions freeways: Two major highways, Interstates 580 and 680 cross the Tri-Valley area. Interstate 580 runs east to west, connecting the area to the Central Valley to the east and the North Bay area to the west. Interstate 680 runs north to south, connecting the area to the South Bay area in the south, and the Concord-Walnut Creek area in the north. The two interstates cross on the border of Dublin and Pleasanton. The freeways are kept in good order and maintained by Caltrans (California Department of Transportation). Both freeways have been updated with commute and toll lanes.
7- Sports teams: For baseball we have the San Francisco Giants which play in San Francisco. The stadium they play at is right on the San Francisco Bay…. it’s beautiful. It is accessible by BART with a Muni Metro transfer. For the East Bay we have the Oakland Athletes (A’s) that play in Oakland. You can also take BART right to the Oakland Coliseum. For football we have the San Francisco 49er’s. They play at their new ‘state of the art‘ Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. If you like ice hockey we have the San Jose Sharks, which play at the SAP Center in San Jose. And last but not least we have the Golden State Warriors who will be moving to their new stadium in San Francisco the Chase Center. To learn more about this, please visit: San Francisco Bay Area Sports Teams.
8- Tri-Valley region/California Property tax – Under Proposition 13, the annual real estate tax on a parcel of property is limited to 1% of its assessed value. The property tax in California is an ad valorem tax meaning that the tax assessed (generally) increases and decreases with the value of the property. Under Proposition 13 tax reform, property tax value was rolled back and frozen at the 1976 assessed value level. Property tax increases on any given property were limited to no more than 2% per year as long as the property was not sold. Proposition 13 initiated sweeping changes to the California property tax system. To find out more about this, please visit: Proposition 13.
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