Located in Alameda County in California, San Leandro is a large suburban town with a vibrant community of 90,103 residents. It lies on the south of Oakland on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, where it forms the metropolitan area of the East Bay. Found here are the commercial trading centers, waterfront industries, and other suburban developments on which the town’s economy relies.
The Spanish first explored San Leandro in the late 1700s to spread their religion. They called the first inhabitants there as Costeños (or coast people in English) and, later on, named the town after Leander of Sevilles, the 6th century Spanish bishop. Between the late 18th and early 19th century, when there was a rise in agricultural activities in the town, San Leandro became popular for its delicious cherries, leading to the still celebrated Cherry Festival every year in June. It then transitioned remarkably into an industrial community after the second world war.
Also known for its well-organized and peaceful neighborhood, San Leandro also takes pride in its unique old houses and streets uniformly lined with trees. In addition to that, the temperate climate in this area makes San Leandro an excellent destination for outdoor recreation all year. Surrounded by mountains on its east and tremendous wetlands and coastline on its west, fishing access areas, golf courses, trails, parks, nature centers, and historical places are abundant here.