Union City's strong economy, diverse population, great educational institutions, unsurpassed quality of life, and world-renowned location make it the ideal place to do business, to work, and to live. Union City is centrally situated, with San Francisco and San Jose/Silicon Valley just minutes away. Incorporated on January 13, 1959, Union City is a general law city with a city council/city manager form of government. Ours is an ethnically diverse community of about 70,000 residents.
Eighteen square miles in area, Union City offers a variety of housing, with affordable and upscale homes available in many charming neighborhoods throughout the city. Union City also has many wonderful parks, sports fields, community facilities, and a variety of recreation programs for citizens of all ages.