(Click here for a county map) With Mount Diablo as a backdrop, and equally scenic vistas from every direction, East Bay residents of Contra Costa County enjoy a lifestyle that's an ideal blend of quaint and sophisticated; rural and urban; quiet and vibrant. From the authentic small town charm of Alamo and Danville to the unapologetically upscale shopping and dining in Walnut Creek and Concord, or the enclave of Lamorinda (Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda) there's something for here for everyone. The communities along the water, Crocket, Martinez, Pittsburg, Oakley, and Bethel Island provide cool breezes and view of the Sacramento River. If you want a dock in your backyard, then Discovery Bay is your place. How about a neighborhood built in rolling hills around a golf course? Then consider Blackhawk Or if you prefer to be on the Western side of Contra Costa, then Hercules / Rodeo, El Cerrito, Pinole, San Pablo, and Richmond may be your choice. If you are seeking an adult gated community, you can check out Rossmoor in Walnut Creek or Summerset and Trilogy at the Vineyards in Brentwood.
Where ever you chose, there is beautiful weather, outstanding schools, plenty of parks and open spaces, and easy access to San Francisco via Bay Area Rapid Transit. All this only adds to the appeal of living in Contra Costa County.