Located opposite of the coast, Contra Costa County is an inland Bay Area county that sits about 40 miles east of San Francisco and about 80 miles southwest of Sacramento.
Contra Costa County is best known for its charming cities and historic small towns. Many of which feature vibrant downtown areas lined with great restaurants, boutique shops, and other attractions.
The lifestyle here might be a little more laid-back, but that's just the way its residents like it.
The county's relatively low cost of living compared to other Bay Area counties plays a big role in why people choose to move here. Home to top rated public and private schools, it's a sought after location for people looking for a great place to raise a family.
In fact, the New York Times ranks Contra Costa County as the Best Place to Grow Up in the San Francisco Bay Area for kids.
Rolling hills, lush beautiful valleys, alluvial plains, and scenic views of Mount Diablo paint a picture of its central landscape giving it a serene California countryside feel.
In Contra Costa County, there is no shortage of homes to choose from and finding homes with large lots is not a problem.
Single-family dwellings make up about 80% of this region's available housing stock, followed by condos, townhouses, and vacant lots and land. Single-family homes and condos for less than $100,000 are available.
Close to major cities, Featured cities include:
The diverse cities and landscapes of Contra Costa County offer much for visitors and residents to discover. Make sure to check out some of these places when you visit:
Best cities to for food lovers include Walnut Creek, Brentwood, Lafayette, Concord, and more.
Parks and recreation areas:
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