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Union City, CA: a Community Overview

I’ve gotten a fair number of requests from prospective homebuyers to provide more information on the various communities that I have expertise on.  So, I’ve put together a brief overview for Union City below.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have.

The city is 19 square miles and is a part of the Tri-Cities area, along with Fremont and Newark.  The current population is about 73,402 (According to the most recent census).  With 45.3% of the 18,642 households having children under the age of 18, it is a good place to raise your family.  The city has nicknamed itself “Gateway to Silicon Valley” due to its location in the heart of the Bay Area, with manageable commutes to the various tech companies located in the South Bay, the Peninsula and Fremont.  In addition, San Francisco is a manageable commute and accessible within 40 minutes on BART. 

In the historic Old Alvarado district of Union City, you can find historical Victorian homes, a small town post office, the Union City Historical Museum and a number of small commercial business, retail shops, and eateries. Local merchants regularly sponsor the Fall Festival, Friday night jazz bands, art shows, and, every weekend, a great Farmers’ Market.  The enormous Union Landing shopping center off of Highway 880 has a very broad selection of stores, restaurants and one of the largest movie theatres in the area.

In terms of community facilities, a $25 million Performing Arts Center at Logan High School is currently under construction. The 600 seat performing arts center is scheduled to open later this year and will include a Culinary Arts center as well.  In addition, a Union City has plenty of indoor and outdoor recreation areas, including the highly popular Quarry Lakes Park, Alameda Creek Trail, Kennedy Park, The Cesar Chavez Park, Union City Sports Center and Dan Oden Swim Center.

As for schools, Union City is served by the New Haven Unified School District, which enrolls approximately 12,800 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The district is comprised of several elementary schools: Alvarado Elementary School, Delaine Eastin Elementary, Guy Emanuele Jr Elementary School, Hillview Crest, Searles Elementary, Tom Kitayama Elementary School, and Pioneer Elementary. Two middle schools: Alvarado Middle School, Cesar Chavez Middle School (formally New Haven Middle School) and James Logan High School.  For advanced studies or summer enrichment courses, Stanford and UC Berkeley are within 35 minute drives.  In addition, Union City is a short distance away from the well regarded Cal State University East Bay in Hayward and Ohlone College (a community college) in Fremont.

Union City is a wonderful place to live with a great deal of home buying opportunities currently available. It is an excellent time to buy a home in Union City and according to information sourced by, the average home price has come down.  As a realtor for Union City with over 15 years of experience covering the area, I’d be glad to provide you with more information on the Union City real estate market.  Feel free to get your Union City homes search started on my website today.


March 29, 2009 at 7:13 pm Leave a comment