Diverse and fast-growing city on the California Delta.
Pittsburg is a diverse city located on Suisun Bay at the western edge of the East Bay’s San Francisco Bay Delta in Contra Costa County. The river delta is a popular destination for boating and kayaking, while nearby regional parks provide lots more opportunities for outdoor recreation. The historic downtown area of Old Pittsburg features a great and growing mix of shops and restaurants. For commuters, Pittsburg offers two BART stations and access to Highway 4 and I-680. Oakland, San Jose, and San Francisco can all be reached in around an hour.
Pittsburg has an eclectic real estate mix. Close to the downtown area, cozy bungalows and classic ranch-style homes are the most common property types. The rolling foothills to the south feature newer master-planned communities with spacious Mediterranean-inspired homes.
Pittsburg is one of the East Bay’s fastest growing cities. Pittsburg has a highly diverse population — more than 40 percent of its residents are of Hispanic and Latino heritage, and almost a third were born in foreign countries. This relaxed river delta city features lots of public artworks, murals, and fountains. Access to water-based recreation on the delta makes this one of the most popular East Bay destinations for boating and kayaking.
Close to the waterfront and Pittsburg Marina, Old Town is a historic downtown area featuring some great local businesses. The New Mecca Café has been an Old Town fixture since the 1960s. This retro favorite serves an eclectic menu of delicious Mexican and American dishes from breakfast through dinner. Lumpy’s Diner also offers a vintage vibe and mouth watering comfort eats. Specialties from Lumpy’s wide-ranging menu include Philly chicken and steak sandwiches with melted Swiss cheese, gourmet signature burgers, tender ribeye steak with eggs, caramel pecan waffles, and chili cheese dogs with Lumpy’s Mom’s cheesecake for dessert.
E.J. Phair Brewing Company pairs draft craft ales with elevated pub grub, including wood-fired pizzas. This vibrant hangout also hosts frequent live music performances. La Veranda Ristorante Italiano is a welcoming family-run restaurant offering authentic Italian cooking. Steeltown Coffee & Tea is a stylish spot for outstanding quality caffeinated beverages and tasty handmade pastries. Other Old Town standouts include Vietnamese fusion fare at CreAsian Bistro, takeout deli sandwiches at Nick’s Sandwiches, and Asian dishes and hot drinks at Skyview Noodle & Tea.
There are also numerous independent retailers in town, such as the literary treasure trove Railroad Book Depot. Other areas of the city feature several strip malls with national chain retailers such as Home Depot, PetSmart, Ross Dress For Less, Safeway, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart.
Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival, which takes place in September, is the city’s signature annual event. This huge celebration features four stages of live entertainment, kid-friendly amusement rides, arts and crafts booths, beer and wine pavilions, and jet ski demos. Pittsburg Farmers Market brings vendors selling fresh produce to the streets of Old Town every Saturday morning between April and October. There’s also an additional Wednesday evening Farmers Market between May and August.
Attractions in the Old Town area include fascinating exhibits on local history at the Pittsburg Historical Museum. The nearby Small World Park is a pocket-sized amusement park featuring a train, carousel, boating pond, and playgrounds. Pittsburg Marina is the perfect starting point for boating adventures on the California Delta and the San Francisco Bay. The marina is connected to a network of waterways that extends for over 1000 miles.
Pittsburg is within easy reach of many other attractions in neighboring cities and throughout Contra Costa County’s beautiful rolling countryside. Highlights include Concord’s Pixieland Amusement Park, Antioch’s Lone Tree Golf Course, and the sprawling natural areas of the 780-acre Contra Loma Regional Park and 6,000-acre Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.
Pittsburg is served by the Pittsburg Unified school district.
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.