Antioch – A Total Community
The Delta is a wonderful place to escape the fast pace of daily life. You can camp by the water in your tent or RV, swim, ski or float down the river on houseboats. Fishing is a major draw to the Delta. The waters in the Antioch area are some of the prime striped bass and sturgeon fishing waters. As the “Gateway to the Delta”, Antioch will continue as a refuge for boaters.
Antioch is a growing community located in Contra Costa County, and has the gift of being the “Gateway to the Delta”, the point where the Sacramento and the San Joaquin Rivers come together and continue on to the Pacific Ocean.
Antioch has always been a city of homes and families. It’s downtown is filled with examples of Victorian, Spanish and early American architecture. Today, traditional single family homes compete for buyers with condominiums, townhomes and planned communities. Antioch has something for everyone.
The City of Antioch maintains 294 acres of land developed as public parks and recreation areas with a wide range of facilities that offer something for everyone. Outside the City’s park system, Black Diamond Coal Mines, a historical preserve dating back to the 1860’s represents 3,650 acres of history and local beauty. Contra Loma Regional Park, 776 acres located at the edge of the Black Diamond Mine preserve, is a popular hiking, picnicking and swimming spot.
Antioch has two challenging 18 hole Golf Courses, with several courses in the surrounding communities, both public and private.
There is a water park, which was built in 1996 and a skate park.
Count on Antioch to have some fun, and to celebrate culture in its own unique way. Summer comes alive with the Contra Costa County Fair and/or the Antioch Community 4th of July Celebration. The Contra Costa County Fair is held at our Fairground facilities each year and the annual 4th of July Celebration is held in the beautiful Downtown Rivertown section of Antioch.