San Lorenzo Real Estate
Small town atmosphere is what
San Lorenzo has to offer. The town became a
bedroom community during and after WWII. San
Lorenzo has always been a very quiet community
far away from the Big City grind. Close to work
and far from the crowd. Don't forget to check out these fine Bay Area Cities. San Leandro Real Estate, Union City Real Estate, Hayward Real Estate.
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San Lorenzo started
as part of Don Guillermo Castro’s 28,000-acre
land grant from the Mexican government for his
service in the military. Castro later lost all
of his land to gambling debts. In 1850 the Gold
Rush was in full swing. Numerous people came
to the Bay Area and stayed rather than go to
the Sierras to try to find gold. A large number
of those people ended up squatting on land around
San Leandro Creek. The residents soon named
the community Squattersville. But by 1853 the
name of San Leandro was being used and in 1854
the federal government accepted San Lorenzo
as a postal station. Old San Lorenzo was a wealthy
community with large mansions and ranches. The
main town was located at the famous Four Corners
- at Telegraph Road (now Hesperian Blvd.) and
Main Street (now Lewelling Blvd.). From the
late 1800s to the early 1900s this area was
known for fruit and vegetable farming, food
processing and the shipment of said product
to San Francisco.
The community population in
1942 was over 1,500. World War II happened and
in 1944 David Bohannon's Greenwood Corporation
came to construct 1,459 new homes called San
Lorenzo Village on top of the orchard and truck
farms. Since then the town has been a bedroom
community for those working around the Bay Area.
San Leandro is easy to get around with Interstates
80 and 238 very close by. The nearest Bay Area
Rapid Transit (BART) system station is the Bay
Fair station located on Hesperian Blvd. Major
airports are easy to get to by car or BART.
Oakland International Airport is 10 minutes
to the north, San Francisco International is
20 miles to the west and San Jose International
is 30 miles to the south.
We can help you find that house in the city
that fits you best. Could it be San Lorenzo?
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transactions or property consulting.
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