Livermore was founded in 1869 by William Mendenhall and named after Robert Livermore, his friend and a local rancher who settled in the area in the 1840s. Livermore is California’s oldest wine region, with several notable wineries, plenty of farm lands and several ranches. Livermore is located in Alameda Count is approximately 26 and a half square miles and has a population of 86,870 people. It’s a reasonable distance from San Francisco and is know for it’s relaxed lifestyle. It is home to the famous Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratoryand is an integral part of the Bay Area.
Real Estate in Livermore
The median home value in Livermore is $705,400. Livermore home values have gone up 8.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.5% within the next year. Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In Livermore 0.2 homes are foreclosed (per 10,000). (Courtesy of Zillow.com)
The government-run public schools in Livermore are part of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) with headquarters at 685 East Jack London Blvd.
The district has 11 elementary (K-5 and K-8) schools, three middle schools (grades 6-8), two comprehensive high schools, and three alternative high schools. As of the 2012-2013 school year, the public school superintendent was Kelly Bowers, who was hired by the elected school board in 2010.
The five members of the Board of Education are elected to alternating four year terms by the voters of the community. Each December, the board reorganizes itself by selecting a board president and clerk of the board. The president of the board (2014) is Kate Runyon. Chuck Rogge is the clerk of the board, while Anne White, Bill Dunlop and Thomas McLaughlin are board members. They hold regular public meetings on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the School Board Room at 685 East Jack London Blvd.
- High schools
- Livermore High School, established in 1891 as California’s first union high school
- Granada High School, Livermore’s second high school
- Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM) schools
- Del Valle and Phoenix Continuation High Schools, two schools sharing one building since 2004
- Vineyard High School, an alternative independent study school
- Adult education
- Livermore Adult School 1401 Almond Ave Livermore, Ca
Pre-schools and day care
Livermore has about 30 pre-schools and day care centers.
There are two charter schools in Livermore, one K-8 and one high school, both operated by the Tri-Valley Learning Corporation, a local 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization formed by the parents and teachers who founded the two charter schools.
- Livermore Valley Charter School (LVCS): a K-8 public school
- Livermore Valley Charter Preparatory (LVCP): Livermore’s newest high school, opened in fall of 2010
- Our Savior Lutheran School (OSLS)
- St. Michael’s Elementary and Middle Catholic School
- Valley Montessori
Colleges and Universities
- Las Positas College
- University of Phoenix
The Hertz Foundation for scholarships is based in Livermore
Courtesy of Wikipedia