Living and Visiting
Livermore is a community steeped in history and hospitality. Founded more than 150 years ago as a railroad town and gateway to San Francisco, Livermore has been welcoming new arrivals to the west coast for generations. Robert Livermore, the city’s namesake, was renowned for his hospitality, providing weary travelers refuge at his hacienda in the Livermore Valley.
This welcoming spirit is alive and well, as visitors to Livermore’s many wineries, breweries and historic downtown can attest. Only 40 miles from San Jose and San Francisco, Livermore’s ranging open spaces and lush vineyards offer the perfect respite from the urban grind.
And Livermore isn’t just for visiting. With more than 90,000 residents, Livermore has become a relocation destination for those who want easy access to the Bay Area economy and culture while enjoying the slower pace and community orientation that is deep in Livermore’s DNA.
An increasing number of companies are also discovering the benefits of locating in Livermore. The presence of two national laboratories has led to a striking concentration of highly educated workers, and Livermore’s positioning at the intersection of the Bay Area innovation economy and the Central Valley’s skilled labor force make the city an ideal home for the “Industrial Innovation” sector. Advanced manufacturing, aerospace, semiconductor capital equipment, agriculture technology, and many other science and engineering-based firms are thriving in Livermore due to this unique combination of talent, location, and over 19 million square feet of industrial real estate.
Livermore’s experience economy is also booming, as demonstrated by the arrival and growth of unique, high-quality establishments throughout the community. Chefs, brewers, winemakers, coffee connoisseurs, and artisan retailers are finding room in Livermore to build independent businesses that represent their worldview, and a community eager to support them.