Population: 85,156 (2013)
Incorporated as a city: 1796 (parts)
Visitors to Livermore shouldn’t miss:
- Performances at the renowned Bankhead Theater.
- Boomers, an amusement park with mini golf, go-karts, bumper boats, laser tag and more.
- Wine tasting, a meal or concert at Wente Vineyards, the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Livermore has more than 40 wineries.
- Del Valle Regional Park, a beautiful park with many options for campers and beach-goers.
- Ohlone Wilderness Trail, which traverses 28 miles of mountains and canyons and is a favorite for running, hiking, biking and horseback riding.
- Poppy Ridge Golf Course, an award-winning course.
Famous current and former Livermore residents:
- Randy Johnson, former MLB pitcher
- Bill Mooneyham, former MLB pitcher for Oakland Athletics
- Bryan Shaw, MLB Pitcher
- Jean Quan, first female and former Mayor of Oakland
Companies/Organizations with major presence in Livermore:
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Sandia National Laboratory
- FormFactor, Inc.
- Johnson Controls, Inc.
- Topcon Positioning Systems
- Valley Care Health System
Livermore Fun Facts:
- Livermore is home to one of California’s oldest wine regions due to its Mediterranean climate, with 40 wineries in the city.
- Recognized as the fifth Hottest Neighborhood in America for real estate for 2013.
- Livermore is home to the world’s longest lasting light bulb located at the Livermore Fire Department. The four watt bulb has continuously been lit, except for two short power failures, since 1901.
- In Livermore, you can find the “World’s Fastest Rodeo”, which has been in existence since 1918.
- There are over 50 different places to worship in the city.
- The city has a chemical element named after it, Livermorium, which was named on May 31, 2012, to recognize Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
- The Livermore Police Department was one of the first police departments established in the San Francisco Bay (1876).
Visiting Sandia National Laboratory in Livermore