The region is linked by highways and by the BART rail system. It is bounded to the south by the South Bay region, and to the north by San Pablo Bay.
History and development
Initial development in the larger Bay Area focused on San Francisco, the coastal East Bay came to prominence in the middle of the nineteenth century as the part of the Bay Area most accessible by land from the east. The Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1868 with its western terminus at the newly constructed......