Union City is a suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda County, California, United States approximately 30 miles from San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose. Incorporated on January 13, 1959, combining the communities of Alvarado, New Haven, and Decoto city has over 71,000 residents today. Alvarado is a California Historical Landmark (#503). The city celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2009.
Union Landing Shopping Center is a 33-acre shopping center, adjacent to Interstate 880. The mall was completed in 1999 after several of debate on the land once Union city Drive in closed . One year later, a nearby Target shopping center was built near Hayward/Union city border near Interstate 880 on Whipple Road, with Home Depot and Circuit City around.
New Haven Unified School District serves 12,873 students from the cities of Union City and Hayward(south)The district consists of seven(K-5)elementary schools, two (6-8) middle schools,one comprehensive high school James Logan High School and adult school/ K-12 independent study at former Decoto school . In 2015, the New Haven Unified School District will renam Alvarado Middle School to Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School in honor of Vera Cruz and Larry Itliong in September 2015
Cornerstone International College, located at 725 Whipple Rd., is the first post-secondary institution established in Union City.
Purple Lotus Buddhist School is a K-12 school in Union City.
Union City lies within the Ohlone Community College District and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District .