Antioch

Antioch is an economically sound community with many opportunities available.

 
 

Welcome to Antioch


This waterfront bedroom community blends the best of urban and suburban living
 
Settled on the banks of the San Joaquin river, Antioch is the second-largest city in Contra Costa County. Despite its size, this waterfront suburb often feels like a quaint small town that provides residents with the best of urban and suburban living. Because of its expanding population, Antioch is often considered Contra Costa’s beating heart, and it is one of the few Bay Area cities with affordable housing for all income ranges.
 
Whether you’re looking for a condominium or a single-family residence, chances are you’re more likely to find one in Antioch for a lower price than you would in surrounding neighborhoods. The main reason for that is the relatively low cost of purchasing or leasing land in Antioch. Antioch is also a fast-growing town that has seen a surge of development in recent years, leading to more service-oriented businesses and employment, making Antioch an economically sound community with many opportunities available.
 

What to Love

 
 • Waterfront homes
 • Affordable housing
 • Mostly residential community
 • Convenient location
 • Black Diamond Mines
 • Over 31 parks
 

People and Lifestyle

 
Antioch is a quiet and very diverse community with many families and young professionals. Over the years, this small suburb had grown substantially, with more businesses and things to do popping up among the rolling hills and main streets.
 
Conveniently located near San Francisco, Antioch is a great place for commuters to the city who prefer the small-town vibe over a busy metropolitan, especially with the BART stations nearby making commute times short and fast.
 

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

 
For sake and sushi, there is no better spot than Okawa Japanese. This contemporary restaurant has functioned as a backdrop for countless date nights over the years, thanks to its romantic and relaxed interior. Don’t let the fact that this restaurant is small and located in a shopping center dissuade you from trying it. Locals will tell you this is the best place for handmade sushi rolls.
 
Bridgehead is an Antioch staple that has been in the area for a long time. Locals frequent this cozy diner space for the down-home comfort food, but tourists sometimes bypass it because it’s a bit of a hidden gem. This is the kind of place where the staff gets to know their regulars by name. It’s always busy, but the wait is never too long, and the breakfast is sensational!
 
Are you craving authentic Mexican food? El Caporal is one of the best taquerias in Antioch. You can get grilled chicken nachos, large burritos, and a full plate of carne asada for unbeatable prices. This festive, fun hotspot is easily a community favorite rivaled only by La Sierra, another local taqueria known for the tasty horchata and ceviche.
 

Things to Do

 
Bring your kids with you on a scenic hike through the Contra Loma Regional Park. When it gets hot, there is even a pool to cool off. Contra Loma is an expansive park with plenty of opportunities to work up your cardio or relax with your family.
 
And speaking of fitness, the Black Diamond Mines Preserve stretches across more than 8,500 acres and is an ideal landscape for hiking, picnicking, and nature study. With six different Black Diamond hiking trails ranging from moderate to challenging, it’s probably best to leave the kids at home in this area if you plan on working up a sweat.
 
Golfers enjoy the Lone Tree Golf & Event Center, which offers a scenic course with a driving range, events, and social activities in a pleasant country club-style atmosphere.
 
The East Bay Area is known for getting hot in the summers. Cool off with your family at Antioch’s city-run water park. The Water Park is affordable and well-maintained, and kids have a blast on the various slides, pools, and climbable rocks.
 
Seafood lovers wait months each year for the East Bay’s premier event, the Pittsburg Seafood and Music Festival, a two-day outdoor extravaganza that attracts thousands each year. Apart from providing several days of live entertainment, the festival lives up to its name by delivering everything from seafood gumbo and clam chowder to lobster rolls and crawfish boils.
 

Schools

 
Public schools are run by the Antioch Unified School District. There are several private schools in the city. Most are religious, such as Holy Rosary Elementary. Antioch is also home to the Western Career College.
 
 
 
 
 

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