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Welcome to Livermore


Livermore is a growing city in the Eastern San Francisco Bay Area that hasn’t lost touch with its small-town roots. Livermore’s agricultural heritage is evident in its thriving wine country. Upscale, but never uptight, you’re sure to find families enjoying picnics on the lawn, or listening to live music at one of Livermore’s forty wineries.

Livermore began as a ranching, agricultural, and railroad town. In the 1950’s, Livermore’s population began to increase, and some of it’s first suburban communities were developed along the northern edge of town. Slow growth continued, and well-planned neighborhoods spread to the south. Today’s real estate includes spectacular custom properties with expansive lots and sweeping vistas of the nearby hills, historic homes within walking distance to locally owned shops and eateries in the quaint downtown, and exquisite suburban communities – both new and well-established – with a close-knit neighborhood feel. Livermore’s diversity, it’s small-town charm, and its proximity to the both the San Francisco and South Bay areas makes it a desirable place to call home.


What to Love

  • Prime location
  • Variety of home styles
  • Small-town feel in a growing city
  • Outdoor Recreation: Golf, hiking, boating


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Livermore’s downtown is concentrated within a nine-block rectangle, bound by Fourth Street, Railroad Avenue, South O Street and Maple Street, with First Street as its central axis. Within this walkable area, you’ll find many locally-owned and operated businesses such as The Holiday for high-end silk floral arrangements, home accessories, and seasonal décor, Mozart, Einstein and Me for unique games, toys, gifts and instruments, and Dom’s Outdoor Outfitters for outdoor adventure gear.

Livermore’s downtown is enhanced with restaurants serving award-winning cuisine. Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard features Asian cuisine with a twist, and an exemplary wine list. Savor dinner, or brunch from the rotating seasonal menu and served in the modern and warm atmosphere of Range Life. Keep it casual and enjoy a burger on the spacious outdoor patio at local favorite The First Street Ale House, or enjoy a taste of the south with daily smoked meat and a customized cocktail at Sauced BBQ & Spirits. 

Coffee Shops include Starbuck’s and Peet’s Coffee as well as local favorites Espresso Rosetta, Panama Bay, and Storey Coffee. Find sweet treats at First Treat Yogurt where seasonal frozen yogurts are served, or Casse-Croute Bakery for authentic French pastries, cakes, and tarts.

Things to Do

Livermore prides itself on being a welcoming, close-knit community. Weekly Farmers’ Markets on Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings (April – October) at Carnagie Town Square bring residents – young and old – together for freshly picked produce, food from local eateries, and live music. Festivals throughout the year such as the Holiday Sights and Sounds Parade, Fourth of July Family Fun Fireworks Celebration, and the Tri-Valley’s premier Livermore Downtown Street Fest attract residents and visitors alike. Venture outside of downtown for the Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration where over 30 Livermore wineries celebrate the crush season by hosting activities including wine tasting, arts, crafts, and music. Livermore is also home to the World’s Fastest Rodeo. This annual event originated in 1918, and is celebrated the second weekend in June with family days, a downtown parade, and culminating in rodeo events on Saturday and Sunday.

The Bankhead Theater, in the heart of downtown, features renowned musicians, dance and theater companies, and comedians. Catch a show and walk to one of the many nearby restaurants. The Livermore Arts Association hosts a permanent gallery where artwork by local artists is featured. The Livermore Shakespeare Festival hosts outdoor productions of Shakespeare in the Vineyards each summer, in addition to year-round special events, that aren’t to be missed.

Enjoy the temperate climate and spend the day outdoors playing golf at The Course at Wente Vineyards. This 18-hole championship course, designed by golfing great Greg Norman is both upscale and picturesque. When you’re finished, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the views at the Wente Grill. 


Recreation and outdoor spaces abound in Livermore. Boasting thirty neighborhood parks, there’s always a place nearby for children to play. Expansive open space and hiking trails can be found at 847-acre Sycamore Grove Park and 55-acre Holdner Park. Sport practices and events are held among Livermore’s seven community parks. Livermore is also home to two swim centers, a BMX and a paved skateboard park, and an equestrian facility.

Along Livermore’s south eastern border is a gem of the East Bay Regional Park District: Del Valle Regional Park. Nestled within a valley ringed by oak trees, you’ll find a 5-mile lake for swimming, windsurfing, boating, and fishing. Considered the eastern gateway to the Ohlone Wilderness, one can hike along one of the 28-miles scenic back-country trails, camp at one of the 150 campsites, or enjoy a program with one of the East Bay Park rangers.


Livermore residents have ready access to top-notch schools. Public schools in Livermore are operated by the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. The Las Positas Campus of the Chabot-Las Positas Community Colleges is also Located in Livermore.

Livermore, CA, USA
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