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Get to know Oakley

A portmanteau of “oak,” for its abundance of trees, and “ley,” the Old English world for meadow, Oakley is a city on the grow that’s blossomed from a modest agricultural town to a community of 35,000. It’s considered the heart of the California Delta and known for its abundance of attractive and affordable real estate, all within easy reach of Oakland and San Francisco. Winemaking thrived in Oakley historically, and some of the state’s oldest and rarest varietals still grow here. More than 700 acres of vineyard thrive in the area’s fair Mediterranean climate—mostly Zinfandel. A scenic setting at the mouth of the San Joaquin river provides an abundance of waterways for recreation and exploration. Oakley’s leadership strives to preserve its pleasant atmosphere while encouraging and developing new industry and employment opportunities. The community proudly participates in the East Contra Costa Bicycle Plan and anticipates future expansion thereof.

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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.