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The East Bay, comprised of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, is located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay. It encompasses approximately 1,540 square miles (22% of the Bay Area) 33 cities and nearly 2.5 million residents. Over 36% of the Bay Area’s population and workforce reside in the East Bay. More than a third of the Bay Area’s workforce is employed here.
Housing and commercial space in the East Bay is more affordable than neighboring San Francisco or San Jose. We have room to grow your business and family!
The East Bay is comprised of six sub-regions with their own micro climates, micro-economies (with areas of specialization), business opportunities and life styles. Together, they provide the opportunity and diversity to meet almost any expectation.