Brightside, California

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Unincorporated community
Brightside is located in California
Brightside is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°35′57″N 121°55′28″W / 37.59917°N 121.92444°W / 37.59917; -121.92444Coordinates: 37°35′57″N 121°55′28″W / 37.59917°N 121.92444°W / 37.59917; -121.92444
Country United States
State California
County Alameda County
Elevation[1] 207 ft (63 m)
GNIS feature IDs 1670302

Brightside (formerly, Brightside Station) is an unincorporated community in Alameda County, California. It is located 2.25 miles (3.6 km) west of Sunol,[2] at an elevation of 207 feet (63 m). At the turn of the 20th century a vacation/resort area and previously a gravel quarry, it is now the site of the train yard belonging to Niles Canyon Railway.


  1. ^ "Brightside". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 607. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.