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|Alamo||TOP OF PAGE|
Alamo is the second oldest town in Contra Costa County and retains it’s distinctly rural character. Alamo is dedicated to retaining its leisurely life style. Horseback riding is unquestionably the town’s favorite pastime and there are miles of equestrian trails crisscrossing the area.
The residents want to preserve the beauty around them and want this community to remain exclusive. Housing ranges from some modest homes convenient to the freeway and downtown, to exclusive and private estates nestled in the foothills adjacent to the private Round Hill Golf and Country CIub. The many schools provide neighborhood playgrounds and playing fields. The residents of Alamo want to preserve the beauty around them and want the community to remain exclusive. The community is considering incorporation in an effort to control and limit both commercial and residential expansion.
|Antioch||TOP OF PAGE|
Though over 115 years old, Antioch is very much a new city, it is one of the fastest growing cities in Contra Costa County. Homes in the affordable price range are going up by the thousands, especially in the south east section. Several new schools are being built to accommodate this fast growing community. Downtown Antioch has a new marina, a promenade, restaurants, and a fish pier and will probably see more water front improvements. Commuting is improving in the 1990’s, BART (Bay Area Rapid transit) wilt be extended to the East County in the very near future. Antioch as many clubs, parks and outdoor activities like fishing, boating and water skiing.
|Blackhawk||TOP OF PAGE|
Affluent village with condos and custom homes near Danville. There are 18-hole golf courses, 20 lighted tennis courts, a 25 acre sports complex, and many clubs and social activities- Blackhawk Plaza, a museum, shops, restaurants and supermarkets are all nearby. Security gates surround the residential area. A picturesque location with rolling hills and Mount Diablo in the background.
|Brentwood||TOP OF PAGE|
A farm town turning into a bedroom community with a population increase of 48% in the last decade. It is very close to the Delta for boating, fishing and water sports. Many come for fruits and vegetables, as the area is full of orchards. In the summer months, thousands come out to pick and taste the delicious white peaches. Hot in the summer and cool in the winter, with great view of Mount Diablo. Brentwood is an enjoyable and affordable home area.
|Clayton||TOP OF PAGE|
Clayton is a charming and rustic city nestled amidst the calm of the Mount Diablo region. Even though 1500 new homes, duets, and townhouses have emerged, along with the renowned Oakhurst Country Club, Clayton has managed to keep it’s quaintness and rural, independent character. You will still see horses grazing here and there, and neighbors getting together for local events, such as the annual Fourth of July parade. Clayton is mainly a community where people come home from work to relax, or for people who like to be in touch with nature.
|Concord||TOP OF PAGE|
Contra Costa’s most populous city is home to Buchanan Airport, Concord Pavilion, the Naval Weapons Stations, the giant Sun Valley Shopping Mall, and Water World USA, Concord’s newest attraction. Here you will find the Blue Devils Marching Band (one of the best in the nation), 19 parks, 12 playgrounds and a golf and community center. All these features helped make Concord place in the top twelve cities nationwide for City Livability Award. Once considered nothing more that a bedroom community, Concord has come into It’s own as a business center. Housing ranges from executive homes to apartments. Depending upon your needs, you can find a high quality of living here. Many of the newer developments include their own recreational facilities. Hiking and jogging trails abound in Concord.
|Danville||TOP OF PAGE|
This is the town in the middle of the San Ramon Valley. It’s a prestigious address that is attracting many new professionals. Downtown Danville is quaint with its old western motif, and offers a full range of shopping facilities. Some older homes and estates are available, but most homes are in the recently constructed housing tract and are fairly expensively priced. Danville presents itself as charming, with a real feeling of the past. A tree lighting ceremony at Christmas, a baseball team that won the 1991 Little League title and many fine restaurants (including Bridges, the restaurant seen in the movie Ms. Doubtfire) and shops make Danville a very desired little community.
|Diablo||TOP OF PAGE|
Diablo lies in the Mount Diablo foothills to the east of Danville. Formerly a summer and weekend getaway, Diablo features country club living for the luxury minded, executive class who commute to offices in the Surrounding area. Diablo was a sporting farm at the turn of the century, complete with race track and casino. With extensive renovation the Clubhouse became the Diablo Country Club, which offers swimming, tennis and an 18-hole golf course.
|Discovery Bay||TOP OF PAGE|
A water oriented development on the eastern border of Contra Costa with many luxurious homes. Fishing, boating, water sports and tennis are some of the activities you may enjoy here. A golf course and country club also make Discovery Bay very appealing. It’s a very active and fun outdoor community. Discovery Bay is becoming a self-serving community offering marina-type living.
|Dublin||TOP OF PAGE|
It was 1834 when Dublin started as a community, it was known as Amador's Ranch because Jose Marie Amador built his ranch and buildings on the corner of Dublin Blvd. and San Ramon Road next to the Alamilla Springs. It was a community of about 100 people, mainly Indian, which worked in the factory Manufacturing soap, blankets, shoes, and leather goods for ranch use and for trade. The ranch was an 18,000-acre land grant given to Jose Marie Amador for his years of service as a soldier and Administrator of Mission San Jose. The land raised cattle, sheep, and food for the residents. The ranch was very prosperous until gold was discovered in 1849. Ranch workers left for the gold fields and the ranch was neglected. In 1852 Amador began selling his land to Americans who wanted to farm. Michael Murray and Jeremiah Fallon, by way of New York, New Orleans and Mission San Jose, purchased 1,000 acres of what is now Dublin and Stoneridge, built homes and started farming.
Dublin's location at the intersection of two major stagecoach routes and later two major freeways has sustained and at times, spurred its growth as a residential and business community from early days. In the 1960's, the San Ramon Village development brought Dublin into the modern era. The '70's and '80's saw continued growth and many new businesses and new housing. Now Dublin is a quaint, yet modern community which has not lost the imprints of it’s western pioneering past, with it’s rich history still quietly displaying it’s self in the traces of store fronts and homes, the quietude of the beautiful landscapes, and the friendly and easygoing manner of the people who work and play in this community.
Ever-growing it is still the type of city where education is a priority, where one can get to know one’s neighbors and feel proud of the community leaders. It has a small town feel with all a modern cities conveniences, and luxuries.
There are many strong local businesses and opportunities, but Dublin is also a great place to raise a family or find a reprieve from work with it’s many amenities such as 56 acres of developed parkland including 5 neighborhood parks, one community park and community center, a swim center, an outdoor sports complex, a senior center and a heritage center.
For those who still want to experience the city life but don’t want to live there, the city of Dublin is convenient to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. With major business parks, shopping centers, and golf courses and close to California's oldest wine growing region, the Livermore Valley, this city truly offers something for everyone.
|Lafayette||TOP OF PAGE|
Lafayette is a prestigious and pretty town with much appeal to the affluent with many custom homes, quite a few built on the hills to take in views of the countryside. There are some new housing, however, the community is primarily composed of mature homes in established neighborhoods. Outdoor recreation, fishing, boating, hiking, horse and walking trails and swimming are within minutes from any neighborhood.
|Livermore||TOP OF PAGE|
If you're planning a move to Livermore, we're ready to welcome you! Livermore is a healthy, vibrant city with great opportunitIf you're planning a move to Livermore, we're ready to welcome you! Livermore is a healthy, vibrant city with great opportunities for you, especially if you plan to be part of our growing commercial community.
Livermore, incorporated in 1876, is the oldest city in the Livermore Valley. William Mendenhall is credited as the city's founder. He helped spur the opening of the railroad through town in 1869 which transformed the area into an agricultural center. The prosperous city had an extensive mercantile and wine industry in the late 19th century.
This scenic ranching community took on a dual personality when a surplus naval base was transformed into the internationally renown Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1952. The city welcomed Sandia National Laboratory in 1956. These labs helped swell the city's population from 4,000 residents in 1950 to 40,000 in 1970.
Livermore's population is expected to reach 77,000 this year. Plans that could extend Livermore's borders north of Interstate 580 could add another 30,000 people.
Livermore vineyards, such as Wente Vineyards and Concannon Vineyards, have graced the valley since 1849. In 1984, Livermore's microclimate was deemed perfect for growing varietals like Sauvingnon Blanc, Semillion and Cabernet grapes. The South Livermore Valley Area Plan, adopted by Alameda County in February 1993, intends to promote viticulture in the 14,000 acres southeast of Pleasanton, one of our neighboring cities. Livermore adopted an economic development program in 1992 and is actively pursuing the expansion of Livermore's industrial and commercial base. In the past few years, Livermore has seen significant retail activity, especially along Interstate 580. Target, WalMart, Costo Wholesale Wharehouse, Mervyn's and Ross all have claimed a spot in the city's economy.
Livermore offers a variety of community events including the Livermore Pro Rodeo, Harvest Wine Festival, Days of Wine and Honey, Old-fashioned Fourth of July Celebration with fireworks, and Fitness Day.
Livermore's weather is warmer and dryer than the shore cities of Alameda County, but not as hot as the Central Valley which is separated from Livermore by the Diablo Range. Livermore occasionally traps some of the smog that blows around the Bay Area, but air quality in the region has been improving. Temperatures can get to the high 90s and 100s in the summer months, but it is a dry heat.
Crime in Livermore is on the low side of the suburban average.
Earthquakes are felt in Livermore. At the beginning of the local phone book is advice about what to do before, during and after a tremblor. ies for you, especially if you plan to be part of our growing commercial community. Livermore's location in the east San Francisco Bay area gives us some of the finest weather to be found anywhere. We have less fog than the coast, milder temperatures than the Central Valley, and fewer rainy days than just about anywhere around the Bay. We're close enough to the Silicon Valley for commuters, yet far enough away to remain an affordable place to live.
|Martinez||TOP OF PAGE|
The county seat is located along the Carquinez Strait and extending to Pleasant Hill. Martinez can be described as a governmental and institutional community. The dozens of parks, bocce ball at the marina and the Shore Road to Crockett for cyclists are some of the activities people there enjoy. Good restaurants and tight spots add a fun feeling to the town. Martinez is cooled with breezes from the Strait House and prices vary from moderate to high depending on the area and the view. Martinez, with its small town charm, is a desirable place to live.
|Moraga/Canyon||TOP OF PAGE|
Moraga is an upscale community located south of Orinda and Lafayette, offering a blend of fine residential areas and pastures where cattle and horses graze. Boutiques, shops, a market, and dining can be found in a small shopping center. Homes tend to be newer and are on larger pieces of property, many with stables for horses. There are condominiums and single-family homes in the expensive price range. Moraga is a pretty town with a country flavor, winding scenic trails, and home to St. Mary’s College.
|Oakley||TOP OF PAGE|
Another one of the fastest growing East Bay communities. Oakley offers many new homes at very reasonable prices. Primarily agricultural in setting, Oakley’s downtown are is a sleepy village that serves nearby farms.
|Orinda||TOP OF PAGE|
The closet bedroom community to San Francisco in Contra Costa County is located on Highway 24, just over the hills from Berkeley. Orinda is comprised of older, established homes in the expensive price range. The terrain is hilly, and most home sites are large, often 1/2 acre and up, with predominantly custom ranch-style homes. Available homes are almost exclusively re-sales, although there is some new custom construction. Many homes are built on hillside lots with magnificent views.
|Pacheco||TOP OF PAGE|
Pinole is a quiet bedroom town In West Contra Costa County. The town begins at San Pablo Bay and travels back into the hills. Housing consists of nice neighborhoods with many good views at reasonable prices.
|Pittsburg||TOP OF PAGE|
Pittsburg— Population: 47,564
This is the first city over the opening of hills and mountains that divides Central and East County. It has doubled it’s population in the last 20 years and is still growing. Lots of parks and recreation for children and has one of the largest marinas in Northern California. BART is in the process of extending a train to East County, which will help the commute. The downtown area is being renovated with strong city support a river view to many hill homes, Pittsburg is close to Central Contra Costs and is very affordable.
|Pleasant Hill||TOP OF PAGE|
Pleasant Hill is a quiet town; it boasts the site of the main county library and a new city hail. Diablo Valley College (DVC) the largest community college in the county is also located here. It boasts many parks and restaurants. The area tends to be wooded and well landscaped. Prices tend to be good for single-family resale’s, moderate for condominiums and fairly expensive for new home projects close to an 18-hole golf course in the hills. Pleasant Hill is a desirable place to live because of its central location.
|San Ramon||TOP OF PAGE|
San Ramon is located in the heart of the San Ramon Valley, about 20 miles east of Oakland. It is a newly developed area far commuters from the city who prefer suburban living. Prices are in the moderate to high ranges. Bishop Ranch, the new industrial park area, is anchored by Chevron and Pacific Bell. The Market Place is a new and inviting shopping center, offering a variety of shops and services. The new Marriott Hotel in Bishop Ranch sits below the recently opened San Ramon Regional Medial Center up on the hill. Golf lovers can enjoy the public golf course at San Ramon Royal Vista Golf and Country Club, and members of Canyon Lakes and Crow Canyon County Clubs are welcome to take full advantage of the facilities there.
|Walnut Creek||TOP OF PAGE|
Per the Chronicle Newspaper, Walnut Creek, for general amenities, ranked first in the East Bay area. It is the fourth largest city in the county with great parks, shopping, theaters, museums, restaurants and night life. The newer Regional Center for the Arts with two theaters featuring plays and musicals, an art gallery and symphonies. This center has established Walnut Creek as the cultural leader in the county. It has many activities, churches, clubs, social events, plus Rossmoor, a large retirement community. Home prices are aimed at the middle and upper-middle class. It is a fairly sophisticated and very livable city.