On September 16, 1850, the first settlers arrived at the foot of what is now F Street in Antioch. The town was named after the ancient biblical city in Syria. The town incorporated in 1872 with just 600 citizens. Some of the early businesses included brick kilns, coal mining, a copper smelter, several potteries and a distillery. Over the years Antioch grew and thrived and by the 1970’s Antioch had grown to 28,500 residents and today stands at a population just over 103,000.
Antioch’s downtown or “Rivertown District” is known for its quaint shops, restaurants and the newly restored El Campanil Theater with its wonderful stage productions and showings of vintage films. Adjacent to downtown is the Antioch Marina where you can enjoy all the water sports and premier fishing the Delta has to offer.
Antioch has many shopping and services available for its residents. From the Somersville Town Center to the new Slatten Ranch Shopping Center, residents enjoy the convenience of stores such as Lowes, Costco, Macy’s and Target just to name a few. Antioch is home to the premier medical services of Sutter Delta Medical center and Kaiser Permanente’s new Deer Valley Medical Center which opened in November 2007.
Family activities abound with hiking and biking trails throughout the city maintained by the East Bay Regional Parks District. The Lone Tree Golf Club and Event Center offers golfing and dining with breathtaking views of the city and overlooking Contra Loma Lake. Summer fun is available at the Prewett Family Water Park and Swim Center, with water slides and swimming for the entire family and the Contra Loma Regional Park offers hiking trails and a beautiful recreation and picnic area with a beautiful swimming lagoon.
From its historic waterfront to its rolling hills, Antioch offers homes in all price ranges and sizes. With home prices starting in the low $100,000’s to the upper $400,000’s, Antioch has a home to fit any need.
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