It is beautiful. Not too hot, 80's often. It cools off at night and really has a great climate. You will notice a lot of people have southern-California types of plants - bouganvilla, lemon and orange trees, tomatoes and roses. I think the Bay creates a pretty moderate temperature all year - winters are not too cold (when everywhere else was freezing or below, Alameda was in the high 30s or low 40s) and summers are generally warm but not too hot - not 100 degrees, and few 90s. Good luck!