The City of Livermore invites you to discover all our wonderful community has to offer. Livermore’s arts, culture, science and technology; western heritage; and vibrant wine industry provide a unique blend for our diverse residents and visitors. Festivals, farmers markets and parades bring people to our beloved, award-winning downtown, while our two national labs bring scientists from around the world to develop new technologies and solve some of the world’s most difficult challenges.
Livermore is home to California’s oldest commercial wine region, boasting more than 50 flourishing wineries. The region is renowned for its award-winning wines and genuine hospitality. The Livermore Valley played a pivotal role in shaping California’s wine industry with the planting of the first grapes by Spanish missionaries in the 1760s. Pioneer winemakers C. H. Wente and James Concannon founded wineries in the early 1880s that are still in operation today. Attracted by Livermore’s rich winemaking tradition, climate, soil and geography, new winemakers are working alongside fifth-generation winegrowers to create a Livermore Valley wine renaissance.
Livermore offers premium shopping, dining and entertainment throughout the year. The historic downtown district is the destination place for Livermore residents and guests who want to eat, drink, shop, gather to meet neighbors and friends and enjoy cultural activities. The many locally-owned shops and restaurants, the Bankhead Performing Arts Center and live entertainment venues make downtown Livermore an exciting destination for all. The San Francisco Premium Outlets offer world-class shopping with over 150 stores to suit all shopping needs and desires.
Home to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore is a technological hub and an academically engaged community that successfully competes in the global market. Through initiatives such as Innovation Tri-Valley and the i-GATE Switch, Livermore is a place for businesses of all sizes that advance collaboration, foster innovation and promote a culture of entrepreneurship in the greater East Bay Region.
Livermore also distinguishes itself from other cities by its representation on the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Livermorium, Element 116, is named after the city and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Researchers from the lab worked with scientists from Russia’s Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions to synthesize Livermorium and Element 114 Flerovium.
Livermore’s eclectic blend of science, arts, western culture and award-winning wineries and breweries make it a community worth exploring. The city’s diverse amenities, business-friendly atmosphere and strong public schools make it a perfect location for new residents, entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes like new arrivals Tesla Motors and the Gillig Bus Company.
For more information, call (925) 960-4000 or visit www.cityoflivermore.net.