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Located in Contra Costa County on the shores of San Pablo Bay, Rodeo is served by the I-80 Freeway and State Route 4. The small town atmosphere that characterized Rodeo around the turn of the century is still evident. San Francisco is 28 miles southwest and Sacramento is 56 miles northeast. Rodeo’s population of more than 11,000 residents are proud of its beautiful historic waterfront, and friendly small-town atmosphere. Citizens work closely together to keep their community the safe, stable, progressive place that it is. Public transportation is provided by West-CAT, a service of Western Contra Costa Transit Authority, which connects residents to the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station. Lynx is the transbay service, running between Hercules Transit Center and the San Francisco Transbay Terminal.


According to the Rodeo Chamber of Commerce, Rodeo is largely residential, with commercial areas serving local residents. Rodeo’s small-town revival is creating a market for restaurants and delicatessens, small grocery stores with carry-out food, coffee houses, bookstores, art galleries, antique stores, and other businesses “ with a recreation, wildlife or preservationist theme.” Explore nearby Oakland and San Francisco with their endless cultural offerings. Just to the north is the world-famous Napa Valley region.


John Swett Unified School District has one elementary school, two middle schools, and two high schools. Diablo Valley Community College is another great resource nearby.

Parks and Recreation

Fishing and windsurfing are popular ways to enjoy the waterfront. Lone Tree Point is a nice place for a picnic by the bay. Hikers and bikers will love Rodeo Creek trail. Check out the Lefty Gomez Recreation Center, 470 Parker Avenue, to find out about their classes.