Livermore, CA 2021 Finalist

About Livermore

Founded in 1869, Livermore is California’s oldest wine region, framed by award-winning wineries, farmlands, and ranches that mirror the valley’s western heritage. Located in Alameda County, the City of Livermore, with a population of around 90,000, encompasses 26.44 square miles and is the easternmost city in the San Francisco Bay Area; the gateway to the Central Valley. Protection by the coastal range provides the Livermore Valley with a mild climate that enhances the pursuit of a more relaxed, less congested lifestyle.

As home to renowned science and technology centers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore is a technological hub and an academically engaged community. It has become an integral part of the Bay Area, successfully competing in the global market powered by its wealth of research, technology, and innovation.

Livermore’s arts, culture, western heritage, and vibrant wine industry provide a unique blend to this special community. Historic Downtown Livermore is enjoying a renaissance, reestablishing the downtown as the city’s preeminent shopping, dining, entertainment, and cultural district with a 500-seat performing arts center. With the addition of several residential projects and a pedestrian-oriented environment, the City is establishing an active urban living experience in the Valley.

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Home to the World’s Longest Burning Light Bulb (the Centennial Bulb has been burning in Livermore since 1901)

Home to the World’s Fastest Rodeo (so named because there are more riders per hour than any other event of its type)

Arts in Livermore:

Home to two national laboratories — Scientific innovation and ingenuity not only positively impacts matters of national security, but also delivers on a wide range of cutting-edge technologies benefitting our nation and the world. Work at the laboratories have led to Nobel prizes and the immortalizing of Livermore on the Periodic Table of Elements (element 116 Livermorium).

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Sandia National Laboratories

STEM Education through the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District:


LVJUSD is an award-winning district that serves more than 13,900 students in transitional kindergarten through 12th grade at nine elementary campuses, two K-8 schools, three middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, and two alternative schools. The LVJUSD features International Baccalaureate Programmes and a STEM pathway, TK-12. The mission of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is to ensure each student will graduate with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in a changing world. For more information about the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, please visit


The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District is a multifaceted agency that was created in 1947 by a vote of the public. The District is governed by a five-person elected Board of Directors, each of whom serves a four-year term. LARPD provides recreation and parks for the 243.5-square-mile area bound by Contra Costa County to the north, San Joaquin County to the east, Santa Clara County to the south, and the cities of Pleasanton and Dublin to the west. LARPD’s mission is to provide the people of the Livermore area with outstanding recreation programs and a system of parks, trails, recreation areas, and facilities that promote enjoyment, lifelong learning, and healthy, active lifestyles. For more information about the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District, please visit


Las Positas College is a 147-acre campus located in Livermore, California. It serves nearly 8,500 students daily from the Livermore Valley and surrounding areas. The College provides university transfer classes, retraining classes for those in need of employment or career advancement, a first-time educational opportunity for many adults, enrichment classes for those seeking a broader perspective, and career and technical training for those entering the technical and paraprofessional work force. Students can choose any of 44 Associate Degrees, 27 Associate Degrees for Transfer, and 78 Certificate Programs. Las Positas College faculty and staff are distinguished by their energy, creativity, and commitment to making a difference in the lives of the students they serve. For more information about Las Positas College, please visit

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