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Situated across the bay from San Francisco is Contra Costa County in California. The county encompasses 720 square miles of land and 82.2 square miles of water. Within the county are 19 cities, 34 census-designated places, two unincorporated areas, and six ghost-towns. Martinez is the county seat.

Home to a population of 1,111,229 residents, Contra Costa County, California also houses four national protected areas including Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site, John Muir National Historic Site, and the Rosie the Riveter/World War Two Home Front National Historical Park.

There are 18 school districts managed by the Costa County Office of Education for educating the area’s students. There are also numerous private schools throughout the county, as well as several higher education facilities. Additionally, there are 32 branches of the Contra Costa County Library System.

There’s no problem hopping a ride anywhere in the county. Public transportation includes Amtrak, BART high-speed commuter rail system, AC Transit, County Connection, Tri-Delta Transit, WestCAT, Golden Gate Transit, Vallejo Transit, Fairfield and Suisun Transit, and Benicia Transit.

Contra Costa County receives approximately 14 inches of rain on an annual basis and no snow. For 260 days out of each year, the sun drizzles the county in golden light. Summer high temperatures average around 90 degrees with winter lows above freezing at 39 degrees.

Residents in Contra Costa County have average household incomes of around $83,104, well above the state average of $64,000. Median house and condo values throughout the county are estimated at $522,500, with detached single-family homes carrying mean values of around $683,781.

Contra Costa County in California is woven with national parks, state parks, and trails. The urban lifestyle offers a variety of restaurants, shops, golf courses, museums, art galleries, spas, and a multitude of recreational opportunities for residents of every age and interest.

The well-established Contra Costa County in California provides a comfortable lifestyle amidst an array of resources and opportunities.

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