Inviting small city with lots of trees and vineyards.
Oakley is an inviting small city located on the California Delta in Contra Costa County. The city was named for its abundance of oak trees. Oakley is also known for its bountiful grape production, and the city is home to numerous vineyards. The delta waterways provide lots of opportunities for water-based recreation. Incorporated in 1999, Oakley is the newest city in Contra Costa County. It offers a charming small-town lifestyle with friendly neighbors, good schools, and lots of amenities. Oakley is centrally located 55 miles from both San Francisco and Sacramento and close to several larger Contra Costa County cities.
Oakley offers a diverse real estate mix with both new and old developments of spacious and affordable single-family homes. There are also townhouse and condo developments. At the high end of the market, Oakley’s most sought-after homes include luxurious custom builds, waterfront residences, and horse properties.
Oakley is a relaxed small city with a strong sense of community. Oakley’s California Delta location makes this a popular destination for all kinds of water-based recreation. There are also several sprawling regional parks and open space preserves nearby for hiking and other outdoor activities. The countryside surrounding Oakley features around 700 acres of vineyards, which are particularly well-known for their excellent zinfandel grapes.
Main Street cuts a meandering path through Oakley with its mix of independent local shops and restaurants as well as national chain eateries. Oakley Town Center Shopping Center features businesses including family-friendly sports pub Sabrina’s Pizzeria, specialty frozen treats shop Polar Bear Rolled Ice Cream, Japanese restaurant Savor House, California Fitness, a Rite Aid pharmacy, and regional supermarket chain Lucky.
The nearby Black Bear Diner serves delicious homestyle comfort eats and desserts in a welcoming setting. Bistro Punahele Tonnelier is a stylish dining destination for flavorful American bistro dishes with inventive French and Hawaiian flourishes. Other dining options include the authentic Mexican eateries 7 Mares Grill, La Costa Taqueria, and Tortas Ahogadas El Tio.
Along the San Joaquin River at Oakley’s northern edge, Big Break Regional Shoreline is a beautiful estuary that’s home to 70 species of bird and numerous kinds of fish and mammals. Big Break has a beach kayak and canoe launch for adventures on the waterways of the 1,150-square-mile California River Delta. Driftwood Marina and Lauritzen Yacht Harbor each provide great facilities for boating on the San Joaquin River.
Oakley also offers access to the scenic mixed-use paths of the 14-mile Marsh Creek Trail and 25-mile Delta de Anza Regional Trail. Both trails allow hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and horseback riders to take in a variety of scenic spots within the diverse landscape of Contra Costa County. There are numerous neighborhood parks in Oakley. Freedom Park features sports fields, trails, and a wetland area with an observation deck for wildlife viewing. Nunn-Wilson Family Park has a basketball court, playgrounds, and a splash pad. Koda Dog Park offers 2.5 acres of space for your four-legged family members to run around in. Other greenspaces include Summer Lake Park and Holly Creek Park.
Oakley is served by the Oakley Union Elementary and Liberty Union High school districts.
Her passion for real estate first began when she witnessed her parent’s first purchase of their home. Present throughout the entire purchasing process, she watched closely and eventually realized that working in real estate was exactly what she was meant to do.