Dublin (formerly, Amador and Dougherty’s Station) is a suburban city of the East (San Francisco) Bay and Tri-Valley regions of Alameda County, California, United States. Located along the north side of Interstate 580 at the intersection with Interstate 680, roughly 35 miles (56 km) east of downtown San Francisco, 23 miles (37 km) east of downtown Oakland, and 31 miles (50 km) north of downtown San Jose, it was named after the city of Dublin in Ireland. 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. Dublin is home to the headquarters of Sybase, Inc, now part of SAP SE, CallidusCloud, Ross Stores, Tria Beauty, Medley Health and Arlen Ness.
In 1835, José María Amador was granted 16,500 acres for his service as a Mexican soldier and in Mission San Jose where he was administrator in the valley which was named Amador Valley after him. In 1850, Irish settlers bought land from Amador and founded a town.
Several historical sites are preserved and located where Dublin Boulevard is crossed by Donlan Way, itself formerly the northernmost segment of the main road to Sunol and Niles Canyon (present-day Foothill Road):
- The Murray Schoolhouse (established in 1856 with 50 pupils)
- Green’s Store (opened in 1860) current home of the Dublin Church of Christ.
- The old cemetery was formally established in 1859, although people had been buried in the churchyard for years before 1859.
- Old St. Raymond’s Church (built 1859), is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Dublin Boulevard, a generally east–west road running just north of Interstate 580, was a part of the Lincoln Highway and later U.S. Route 50. The street formerly curved southward near today’s Hansen Drive to follow present-day Dublin Canyon Road toward Hayward.
In 1960, the first housing tracts were built in West Dublin, transforming the formerly rural community into a suburb. It grew steadily from the early 1960s onward as both a residential and retail center. The City became incorporated in February 1982.
Although a post office operated from 1860 to 1908 in Dougherty, which broke off from Dublin, Dublin’s first post office was opened in 1963, and is still in operation today.
The popular Discovery Channel program MythBusters has filmed over 50 episodes in Dublin at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office bomb disposal range. On December 6, 2011, a cannonball fired during a MythBusters episode being filmed at the bomb range went off target and damaged two homes and a minivan in a nearby neighborhood. The incident received coverage internationally. MythBusters stars Adam Savage and Kari Byron returned to Dublin High School on February 22, 2012 to participate in a moderated panel session at Dublin High School’s Engineering and Design Academy Open House during National Engineers Week 2012. The sold out event attracted an audience of over 1,000.
Dublin has two dog parks: Dougherty Hills Dog Park – both a large and small area  and Bray Commons .
Whole Foods Market, Nordstrom Rack, Dick’s Sporting Goods, HomeGoods, and a second Target location (in East Dublin), have all opened for business, along with restaurant chains BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, and Lazy Dog Café aka Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar.
Dublin also opened 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. Currently, the City is constructing the second phase of the park, which includes a 90-foot baseball diamond and two additional turf soccer fields, among other amenities.
There are a few major subdivision projects under construction, including Wallis Ranch, Tassajara Hills, and the Boulevard. Transit-oriented development around the City’s two BART stations continue with Aster and Valor Crossing, an affordable project specifically designed to for veterans and their families. Avalon Dublin Station is another recently completed luxury rental development by AvalonBay Communities.
Dublin has also undergone significant remodeling and expansion, with almost every shopping center in Dublin being remodeled while new shopping centers continued to be built . Dublin Place and Dublin Retail Center were followed by Hacienda Crossings , The Shops at Waterford, The Shops at Tralee Village, Grafton Station, Fallon Gateway, and Persimmon Place .
Emerald Glen Park is the largest community park. On Memorial Day weekend 2017, the City opened The Wave at Emerald Glen Park, a 31,000-square foot facility which is anchored by an indoor pool for year-round swimming lessons, exercise programs, and recreational use.
A new BART station in West Dublin began construction 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.
The annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration includes a 5K Fun Run and Walk, a pancake breakfast, a two-day festival, and a parade. The parade is popular with residents and visitors from outside Dublin alike, and has been growing in popularity each year. It is sponsored by the Dublin Host Lions Club and features bands and colorful floats. The Dublin firefighters sponsor the pancake breakfast, and tours of the firehouse are popular with children. The festival continues all weekend, and features food, games, kiddie rides, arts & crafts, and information about local organizations. The festival had been held near the end of the parade route in Shamrock Village on Amador Valley Blvd., but was relocated to the Civic Center on Dublin Blvd., in 2007, moving it closer to the growing population in the eastern part of Dublin.
The Parks Reserve Forces Training Area (PRFTA), historically known as Camp Parks, is located in Dublin.
A sub-installation of Fort Hunter Liggett, Camp Parks is the only training facility within a short drive for the 11,000-plus reservists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Firing ranges and a wide variety of training facilities are available. The post is home to state-of-the-art facilities: the Regional Training Site-Intelligence, Regional Training Site-Medical and the 91st DIV Battle Projection Center. Growth is on the horizon as new facilities have been built and more are programmed for construction in the near future.
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