Located on the East Side of the San Francisco Bay is the ninth most populous counties in the state. Contra Costa County has grown to be the third most populous county in the Bay Area The strategic location between the San Francisco and California’s Central Valley have long attracted residents and businesses. The strongest employment sector in this region is educational and health services
Central Contra Costa offers a variety of living environments ranging from bucolic small town to historic to urban. The region also boasts some of Northern California’s most desirable residential communities along with some of the top public schools in the state. The most notable landmark in the county is Mount Diablo, rising 3,849 feet at the northern end of the Diablo Range. It is the centerpiece of Mt. Diablo State Park, one of many recreation areas residents and visitors can enjoy. The East Bay Regional Park District is comprised of more than 100,000 acres within 65 parks, including more than 1,200 miles of trails.