Welcome to Antioch
Centrally-located community with Delta waterway scenery.
Antioch is a centrally-located Contra Costa County city located on the California Delta waterway. Antioch is one of California’s oldest communities, growing from a ranch established on the San Joaquin River in 1848. Like many nearby East Bay communities, this family-friendly city has experienced rapid development over the past two decades. The influx of new families and homes has led to similar growth for local businesses and services. State Route 4 runs through Antioch and a BART station connects the city to Downtown San Francisco. Commuters can typically reach San Francisco in around 50 minutes, while Oakland is less than 40 minutes’ drive away.
Antioch real estate includes a mix of contemporary condominiums and attractive single-family homes. Despite Antioch’s growing popularity, it remains one of the most affordable locations in the East Bay area.
What to Love
- Delta waterway views.
- Growing community.
- Diverse dining.
- Annual events.
- Central location.
People & Lifestyle
Antioch has a welcoming atmosphere and a community-focused feel. The gorgeous Delta waterway views are a big attraction and the city lies within easy reach of many trails and outdoor recreation areas.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Shopping centers and restaurants are dotted throughout Antioch, including Somersville Town Center, the only enclosed shopping mall in east Contra Costa County. Close to the Antioch-Pittsburg BART station and San Joaquin River waterfront, Rick’s on Second has served delicious soups and sandwiches using farm-fresh ingredients since 1986. Restaurants along the San Joaquin River waterfront include Smith’s Landing. Boasting spectacular views of the Delta and Antioch Marina, Smith’s Landing serves delectable wild seafood, juicy steaks, and gourmet pasta dishes. Skipolini’s Pizza is located close to California State Route 4 in the heart of Antioch. The mouth-watering pizzas offered here are all unique Skipolini’s creations. Nearby Sylvia’s Country Kitchen on Lone Tree Way is a homely spot with a huge menu of breakfast specials. Antioch Flea Market is held every Saturday and Sunday at the Contra Costa County Events Center, featuring gourmet food vendors, drinks, and live music. The renovated 1920s El Campanil Theatre hosts regular music performances and screenings of independent and foreign films. Other cultural attractions include exhibitions showcasing local artists at Lynn House Gallery and insights into the community’s past at the Antioch Historical Society Museum.
Things to Do
Antioch’s Hometown Fourth of July festivities feature a morning parade followed by afternoon activities, such as live music, food and craft vendors, a car show, and a kid’s zone. The celebration culminates with a huge fireworks display at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds. Since the 1940s, Contra Costa County Fair has been an annual highlight at the Fairgrounds. Attracting thousands of spectators over two days each May, the Fair features a carnival, livestock exhibits, Antioch Speedway events, and live music performances. Other events include February’s Delta Blues Festival at El Campanil Theatre and a Summer Concert Series at downtown Waldie Plaza. Antioch Water Park is another summer highlight, with five pools, water slides, and a splash pad. Running alongside James Donlon Boulevard to Antioch’s south, a huge area of green space and connected parks surrounds the Contra Loma and Antioch Municipal Reservoirs. This area features the Worth Shaw Community Park and Sports Complex, with trails, athletic fields, a children’s playground, picnic areas, and BBQ pits. The rolling greens of the adjacent Lone Tree Golf Course offer spectacular views of the Delta region and Mount Diablo.
- Antioch is served by the Antioch Unified school district.
- Diablo Vista Elementary, Public, K-5.
- Deer Valley High, Public, 9-12.
- Dozier Libbey Medical High, Public, 9-12.