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Where does the East Bay end?

Asked by Kurtosis (95points) August 23rd, 2008

I’m a recent transplant to San Francisco so my perspective of California is still fairly SF-centric. I tend to think of anywhere that requires crossing the bay as part of the East Bay. But I guess calling Sacramento the East Bay is a stretch… So where would you say people stop considering themselves in the East Bay? Walnut Creek? Livermore?

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marinelife's avatar

At the shoreline.

But seriously, I will be interested to see how people answer this. I consider Livermore pretty inland. Even Walnut Creek. I would have said the West side of the Oakland Hills.

AstroChuck's avatar

I would say it ends at the Marin county line in the north, San Francisco in the west, and the San Mateo county line in the south.

galileogirl's avatar

I lived in Contra Costa County until my early 30’s as far out as Antioch and we were part of the Bay Area. The Bay Area is also referred to as the 9 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma.

I think most of us who are asked where we are from when we are away, just say San Francisco or the San Francisco Bay Area. San Jose may be bigger but The City is the heart of the region.

emilyrose's avatar

i feel like anywhere you can get to on bart is the east bay. but some of that is the “way” east bay…..

Sac is not the east bay, nor is livermore.

AstroChuck's avatar

Sac isn’t in the Bay Area at all. Also, Bart is all over San Francisco. Not exactly East Bay.

galileogirl's avatar

BART goes north to Richmond, northeast to Pittsburg, southwest to San Mateo County and southeast to Fremont. The next phase is a line that extends from Hayward to Pleasanton and eventually it will circle around the southern end of the Bay through San Jose.

emilyrose's avatar

@astro, i just mean its the border. I would not say its “all over sf.” I wish it were that easy!

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