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If you are a sponsor or know someone coming to the Bay Area, please pass this information to any incoming personnel. This information is provided to assist you with your overall relocation and specifically Government Housing.

Housing Information

Coast Guard Government Owned Family Housing is available in the San Francisco Bay area in three locations, Alameda, Concord, and Novato for all Officers and Enlisted Personnel with Families.

Below are some helpful links for all our Bay Area housing sites and additional information on our new housing site in Concord.

Visit Base Alameda's housing home page for links to all the housing areas and to check their Floor Plans.

Local School Information

Resources for incoming families include getting linked in with their Unit Ombudsman, housing office, and any of the three geographic area spouse clubs (North Bay, East Bay and Petaluma). Students residing in Novato housing are assigned to the following schools operated by

Novato High School, Phone (415) 898-2125 or visit

San Jose Intermediate School, Phone (415) 883-7381 or visit

Hamilton Meadow Park School, Phone (415) 883-4691 or visit

School start times generally at 0726 for High School; 0800 for Intermediate; and 0830 for Elementary students or visit www.nusd.orgparents/school_bell_schedules

Some optional programs in Novato:

You may apply for intra-district transfers (spring). Hamilton also has a separate 6th, 7, 8th grade - register early as the program fills up. There is a GATE program for gifted screens students in 3rd grade and uses cluster teaching or attend Lynwood for 4th and 5th grades. Marin School of the Arts is located at Novato High and has additional portfolio application requirements. or visit San Marin High STEM program

Several community daycare facilities are located close by in addition to a branch of the library and a YMCA (fee-based).

The following link provides school demographics and performance information.

Education Data Partnership
California Department of Education

All schools are within a two mile radius of the Coast Guard Housing. Early registration is HIGHLY recommended.

Sun Terrace Elementary 925-682-4861
Holbrook Elementary 925-685-6446
Glenbrook Intermediate 925-685-6835
Eldorada Intermediate 925-682-5700
Mt. Diablo High 925-682-4030
Concord High 925-687-2030

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Work-Life Information

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)

The Concord housing site is located adjacent to BART, providing easy access to public transportation. The BART station is essentially in the backyard of the housing area. Currently it is a short walk to the station from the front entrance of housing. There is the potential future plan to open a controlled access point in the wall dividing the housing and BART property to allow for more direct access.

This housing site is an ideal location for any personnel who will be working at the Oakland Federal downtown with the BART station within a block. A shuttle service has been established between BART, CG Island, and the Federal Building making it a convenient choice for CG Island employees as well.

Employees who have selected this option for commuting have found financial benefits in two ways; reduced car insurance rates, and mass transit reimbursement benefits.

The commute from Concord housing to Coast Guard Island is 26 Miles by car and normally takes approximately 25-35 minutes depending on the time of day and traffic.

Mailing Address for District Eleven is:

Commander District Eleven (Staff Symbol)
Coast Guard Island Bldg 50-(room number)
Alameda, CA 94501

Thanks to Google Maps LogoGoogle for providing the link to Driving Directions.


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