San Lorenzo is a historical destination found in unincorporated Alameda County. It was one of the first planned communities in the U.S., and construction began in 1944 under a contract between the David D. Bohannon Greenwood Company and the U.S. Navy. With a modest population of about 23,500 residents, San Lorenzo is characterized by a strong sense of community, and the village offers walking paths, parks, and plenty of green space.
Besides enjoying the region’s natural beauty, there are other great places to visit in this quaint village. The San Lorenzo Market is the perfect destination if you’re in search of a unique and affordable gift. A foodie haven, the community is home to restaurants to please any palate, including PaPa Pancho’sTaqueria, Classic Burger, and Black Angus Steakhouse. Plus, at only 17 miles from San Francisco, peaceful San Lorenzo will allow you to enjoy all the big city amenities without the crowds or traffic.