Dublin (formerly, Amador and Dougherty’s Station) is a suburban city of the East (San Francisco) Bay region of Alameda County, California, United States. Located along the north side of Interstate 580 at the intersection with Interstate 680, roughly 10 miles (16 km) east of Hayward, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Livermore, directly north of Pleasanton, and 35 miles (56 km) north of San Jose, it was named after the city of Dublin inIreland. The nearest major city is Oakland, approximately 25 miles (40 km) to the west-northwest on Interstate 580. Dublin is the second-fastest growing city in the state of California, behind only Santa Clarita. The population was 46,063 (2010 census), and the 2013 estimate at 49,890. It is forecasted that by 2030, the population will grow to about 75,900. Dublin is home to the headquarters of Sybase, Inc, now part of SAP AG, Tria Beauty, Medley Health and Arlen Ness.
According to the City’s 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|1||United States Government
(including Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin)
|2||Carl Zeiss Meditec||830|
|3||Sybase / SAP||730|
|4||Dublin Unified School District||580|
|5||DTI | Dental Technologies Inc.||550|
|6||County of Alameda||480|
|8||City of Dublin||217|
|9||Franklin Templeton Investments||200|
Dublin has caught the attention of many high-profile developers such as Rick Caruso, the creator of The Groves Shopping center in Southern California.
High-end luxury shops are scheduled to open in the highly anticipated soon to be Promenade. A future dog park is scheduled in Jordan Ranch, along with other amenities. Whole foods, Nordstrom Rack and Home goods just revealed plans for development.
Dublin also unveiled another jewel with the opening of Fallon Sports Park in East Dublin in 2010. The highly anticipated first phase of the Fallon Sports Park includes two adult softball fields, two little league baseball fields, two synthetic turf soccer fields, four lighted basketball courts, four lighted tennis courts, and a rough grade BMX bike facility.
The first wave of the Dublin Boulevard Corridor Enhancements project is now complete. With the installation of new identity markers, trash cans, landscaping, and other design elements along Dublin Boulevard and at key entry ways, Dublin has enhanced its overall visual appeal, unified the different parts of the growing city, and greatly boosted civic pride.
Avalon Dublin Station, a newly completed luxury rental development by AvalonBay Communities is one of several new real estate projects in Dublin.
Danville, California-based development firm Blake Hunt Ventures, is planning a 27-acre (110,000 m2) project using 13 acres (53,000 m2) which it currently owns and an adjacent property which it is purchasing from IKEA. The planned development (which the company expects to contain a specialty grocery store, a mix of restaurants, apparel stores, home goods and retailers) includes a “Main Street” running east-west through the site, a central walkway and a “town green.” A TOD (Transit Oriented Development) has started construction near the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station.
Dublin is also going through a lot of remodeling with almost every shopping center in Dublin being remodeled, and two new ones, one is located by Regal Cinema in East Dublin and one with a Starbucks just down the road from Dublin High School. In 2005, East Dublin opened a new K-8 school named Fallon, which is conveniently located next to the new townhomes. In 2010, however, the school began serving only grades 6-8, making it the second middle school in town. Also, the Emerald Glen park will be expanding with a man-made lake and walking trails.
A new BART station in West Dublin began to be built in 2007. The project cost $80 million and opened in March 2011. The West Dublin/Pleasanton station TOD will also include a hotel, restaurant, 210 apartments, and 170,000 sq ft (16,000 m2). of office space across the Interstate 580 freeway in Pleasanton, California.