Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County is located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, just east of Oakland. It encompasses over 56 cities and towns that are considered some of the best suburban communities in the region.
The county is the choice of homebuyers looking to set down roots in a family-friendly environment, with highly rated schools, an abundance of parks, and excellent shopping and dining. In recent years, Contra Costa has also seen a growing number of eclectic establishments, making the area more attractive to people of different ages and backgrounds.
Real estate in Contra Costa
Contra Costa is a seller’s market, with the demand for homes exceeding the supply. As of August, 2022, the median home sales price in the county was $845,000, which is about the same as in August, 2021 and around 19% higher than in August, 2020.
The communities in Contra Costa offer a wide variety of homes, from grand estates and acreage properties to older ranch style homes and new construction condos and townhomes. Each town and city has a distinctive character, giving homebuyers plenty of opportunities to find the home that matches their lifestyle preferences.
Top attractions and activities in Contra Costa
Visited by over one million people annually, this 23-acre park features stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge as well as Brooks Island and Marin County. It is also a trailhead for theSan Francisco Bay Water Trail, and is a highly popular off-leash dog park. Other activities here include shore fishing, bird watching, windsurfing, and kayaking.
Contra Costa has a rich art and culture scene, boasting over 250 art organizations based in various communities. Walnut Creek is home to the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Playhouse West, and the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Danville hosts the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site, while Concord boasts the Concord Pavilion, a celebrated live performance venue which harmonizes state of the art acoustics with the stunning natural surroundings.
Mount Diablo State Park covers 20,000 acres of hiking and biking trails, camping grounds, and wide open spaces that serve as habitat to more than 400 species of plants and animals. At the summit of Mount Diablo is a Visitor’s Center housed in a historic 1930s building, and the Observatory Deck where one can enjoy the lush scenery through mounted telescopes.
Find the perfect home in Contra Costa
Contra Costa offers a multitude of choices for your next home. We, Leslie & Michele Manzone, have the local expertise to help you sort through your options and guide you to the perfect property.