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Get to know Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay’s motto is “live where you play,” and it certainly measures up to it. Settled as a resort in 1964, the eastern Contra Costa community has grown to over 14,000 year-round residents who enjoy small-town living in a vacation-like setting. Many of the homes have docks here, making it easy for boaters to putt to towns up the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers or sail out through Suisun Bay towards San Francisco. There’s a yacht club, but you won’t spot too many pairs of salmon shorts. In addition to its miles of waterways, the Discovery Bay Country Club offers a championship golf course designed by Ted Robinson, with a bevy of public parks offering additional recreation. Best described as a maritime suburb, it’s just far enough from things to have a country feeling, with bountiful farmland nearby. The laid-back vibe and unbeatable lifestyle make this delta town a desirable place to tie up.

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Living in the California Delta

Set where the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers meets Suisun Bay, the Delta forms a natural gateway between the bustle of the Bay Area and the bountiful Central Valley. Golden, windswept hills give a watercolor backdrop to the region, home to half a million residents across Contra Costa, Solano and their adjacent counties. The towns here range from suburban to rural-adjacent, with convenient access to major interstates putting the entire state at your fingertips. Water is central to life in the delta and the boating is unbeatable, some of the best anywhere in the country. It’s not uncommon to catch the curious sight ocean-bound ships gliding through the farm fields towards Stockton, the state’s third-largest port. Many area residents enjoy docks right in their backyards, making it easy to cast off for an afternoon of watersports or lunch at a nearby seafood shack.