Webster Street, a retail district that is undergoing a spectacular renaissance, anchors the West End of Alameda. A good portion of the neighborhood was developed during World War II, when Alameda expanded its military base. Today these small homes with their hardwood floors and wood-framed windows are ideal starter properties. Other options lie among Arts and Crafts bungalow homes, 1960's contemporaries and sets of Victorian flats. For those seeking a nautical lifestyle, Ballena Bay, developed in the 1980's boasts dramatic town homes set along deep water docks. More water oriented properties are available among Alameda’s floating homes in the Barnhill Marina just east of Webster Street.