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Ashland District


Ashland is situated in unincorporated Alameda County.  The community is located between the cities of San Leandro and Hayward.  It is roughly bounded by Hesperian Blvd to the West, I-580 to the East, 150th Ave to the North and Hampton Rd to the South, where it meets the Cherryland District.  

Ashland Then

Ashland gets its name from the Oregon ash trees that once proliferated in the area.  In the 1890’s people could ride an electric street car from Oakland to Hayward, passing through Ashland’s orchards and farms on their journey. By the 1930s, greenhouses and nurseries replaced most of the farms.  Ashland even had an automobile racetrack located where Bayfair Mall is now. Following World War II, the nurseries gradually gave way to housing developments for the District’s booming population.

Ashland Now

Ashland is a vibrant community centered around the retail district on E. 14th Street.  The active hub of the district is the Ashland REACH Youth Center which serves youth from all over Alameda County, and plays host to a number of annual community events.,_California

Ashland Tomorrow

Citizens Groups and Alameda County Planning Department are working hard together to update the Ashland Cherryland Business District Specific Plan, which will establish economic development policy for the foreseeable future.


Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
Eden Township Substation: 510-667-7721

California Highway Patrol
Castro Valley Office: 510-581-9028

Alameda County Fire Department
In an Emergency  dial 911
Non-Emergency :  510-632-3473

ACFD Station #13
637 Fargo Ave.,  San Leandro, CA  94579

ACFD Station #22
427 Paseo Grande San Lorenzo, CA 94580

ACFD Station #24
1430 164th Ave. San Leandro, CA 94578

Elementary Schools
Hesperian Elementary (San Lorenzo USD)

Hillside Elementary (San Lorenzo USD)

Middle Schools
Edendale Middle School

High Schools
San Lorenzo High School (San Lorenzo USD)

U.S. Congress -15th Congressional District
Eric Swalwell
Castro Valley Office:  510-370-3322

State Senate - 10th District
Bob Wieckowski
Fremont Office:  510-794-3900

State Assembly - 20th District
Liz Ortega
Hayward Office:  510-583-8818

Alameda County- District 4 Supervisor
Nate Miley
Castro Valley Office:  510-670-5717

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