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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Grand Lake.

This page contains six sections:

Around Grand Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is San Jose. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southeast of Grand Lake. San Jose has a population of 1,035,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is San Francisco. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the west of Grand Lake and has a population of 884,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Grand Lake and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Antioch   [Map]   111,674   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Berkeley   [Map]   122,324   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Concord   [Map]   129,783   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Daly City   [Map]   107,074   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   116,266   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fremont   [Map]   234,962   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hayward   [Map]   160,500   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oakland   [Map]   425,195   W   Less than 2 miles
Richmond   [Map]   110,040   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
San Mateo   [Map]   104,748   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Santa Clara   [Map]   127,134   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Santa Rosa   [Map]   175,269   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Sunnyvale   [Map]   153,656   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Vacaville   [Map]   100,032   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Vallejo   [Map]   122,105   N   20 miles [32.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Alameda   [Map]   79,177   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Albany   [Map]   20,143   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Campbell Village   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Canyon   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Emeryville   [Map]   11,758   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fruitvale   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Havenscourt   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Laurel   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Montclair   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Normandy Village   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Orinda Village   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Orinda   [Map]   19,730   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Piedmont   [Map]   11,378   NE   Less than 2 miles
Rochedale Village   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
South Berkeley   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]

For more communities neighboring Grand Lake, please visit our County-by-County Page for Grand Lake.

Alameda County ...

Grand Lake is located in Alameda County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Alameda County: Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara & Stanislaus. The western boundary of the county is on San Francisco Bay.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grand Lake ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Grand Lake.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Grand Lake.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Grand Lake. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grand Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Grand Lake ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Grand Lake.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Metro Oakland Intl. (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]   OAK   SSE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Metro Oakland Intl.    [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hayward Exec.(HWD/KHWD)   [Map]   HWD   SSE   12 miles [19.3 km]
San Francisco Intl. (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]   SFO   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Buchanan Fld.(CCR/KCCR)   [Map]   CCR   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
San Carlos Airport(ICAO: KSQL)   [Map]   SQL   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Half Moon Bay Airport(HAF/KHAF)   [Map]   HAF   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Livermore Muni. (ICAO: KLVK)   [Map]   LVK   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Grand Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Grand Lake. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Metro Oakland Intl. (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]   OAK   SSE   6 miles [9.7 km]
San Francisco Intl. (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]   SFO   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Metro Oakland Intl.    [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Stockton Metro Airport (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]   SCK   E   55 miles [88.5 km]
Sonoma Co. Airport (STS/KSTS)   [Map]   STS   NNW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Sacramento Exec. (SAC/KSAC)   [Map]   SAC   NE   63 miles [101.4 km]
Modesto City - Co. Airport (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]   MOD   E   71 miles [114.3 km]
Sacramento Mather Airport (ICAO: KMHR)   [Map]   MHR   NE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY/KMRY)   [Map]   MRY   SSE   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hayward Exec.(HWD/KHWD)   [Map]   HWD   SSE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Buchanan Fld.(CCR/KCCR)   [Map]   CCR   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
San Carlos Airport(ICAO: KSQL)   [Map]   SQL   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Half Moon Bay Airport(HAF/KHAF)   [Map]   HAF   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Livermore Muni. (ICAO: KLVK)   [Map]   LVK   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Palo Alto Airport(PAO/KPAO)   [Map]   PAO   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Napa Co. Airport (APC/KAPC)   [Map]   APC   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gnoss Fld.(ICAO: KDVO)   [Map]   DVO   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Metro Oakland Intl.   (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]
        Website for Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Francisco Intl.   (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]
        Website for San Francisco International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Modesto City - Co. Airport   (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]
        Website for Modesto City - County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Mather Airport   (ICAO: KMHR)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento Mather Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Monterey Peninsula Airport   (MRY/KMRY)   [Map]
        Website for Monterey Peninsula Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hayward Exec.   (HWD/KHWD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Buchanan Fld.   (CCR/KCCR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Carlos Airport   (ICAO: KSQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Half Moon Bay Airport   (HAF/KHAF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Livermore Muni.   (ICAO: KLVK)   [Map]
        Website for Livermore Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Palo Alto Airport   (PAO/KPAO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.   (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]
        Website for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Napa Co. Airport   (APC/KAPC)   [Map]
        Website for Napa County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gnoss Fld.   (ICAO: KDVO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nut Tree Airport   (ICAO: KVCB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Intl.   (SMF/KSMF)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fresno Yosemite Intl.   (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]
        Website for Fresno Yosemite International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Reno / Tahoe Intl.   (RNO/KRNO)   [Map]
        Website for Reno / Tahoe International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stockton Metro Airport   (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]
        Website for Stockton Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sonoma Co. Airport   (STS/KSTS)   [Map]
        Website for Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Exec.   (SAC/KSAC)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grand Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Alameda County: www.acgov.org/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grand Lake.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Grand Lake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grand Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8117, Longitude: -122.2458     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grand Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Grand Lake), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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