One of the oldest towns in California, founded in 1850, Antioch is located on the banks of the San Joaquin River at the western end of the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta. Called “Gateway to the Delta”, it connects to the larger cities of the region via CA-4, off I-80. Antioch is served by both the Antioch-Pittsburg Amtrak station, and BART is available at the Pittsburg/Bay Point Station. Tri-Delta Transit is the main provider of public transportation in the Antioch area, and County Connection bus #930 also serves Antioch, going to John Muir Medical Center, Mitchell Park ‘n Ride, Railroad Castlewood, Delta Fair Sommersville, and Hillcrest Park ‘n Ride. Commercial airports serving this area are Oakland International, San Francisco International, San Jose International, Sacramento International and Stockton Metropolitan Airport. Kaiser Permanente is the largest employer.
There is so much fun to be had fishing and boating on the Delta. Try exploring it on a Delta Discovery Cruise. Check out the Contra Costa County Fair in June. Enjoy golfing on one of two golf courses, or take the family to the Golf N Games Family Fun Center. Visit the Antioch Paintball Park, or its water park or skate park. There are plenty of restaurants movie theaters and shops to enjoy. The Hapgood Theater Company produces entertaining plays and there are two local Farmers Markets: Sundays 10-2pm, May 15-October 30 at Somersville Towne Center, and Thursdays, 10-2pm, April 21-October 27, at Kaiser, 4501 Sand Creek Road.
Antioch Unified School District values the history of its schools and community, and supports the personal and intellectual success of each student. There are three high schools, four middle schools, and 14 elementary schools. The beautiful modern campus of Los Medanos Community College is in nearby Pittsburg.