Antioch is located along the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta in Contra Costa County, California, US. It is a suburb of San Francisco and Oakland with a growing population of 100,586 which has continually increased over the past few decades. Founded in 1850, Antioch is one of the oldest towns in the state. Nine years later in 1859 coal was discovered in the area creating a huge new booming industry. One of community’s assets is it close proximity to San Francisco and Oakland. This provides an easy commute for work. Two of Antioch's main forms of public transportation are the Antioch-Pittsburg Amtrak station and Tri-Delta Transit.
Antioch is home to Delta Beauty College as well as Western Career College. If these don’t serve your interests there are numerous colleges and universities nearby with a a wide array of areas of study. A few higher education institutes within 30 miles include Los Medanos College, Saint Mary’s College of California, Diablo Valley College, Las Positas College, California State University-Hayward and Merritt College. Students of Antioch are apart of the Antioch Unified School District. Each school in this district follows the same schedule. Classes begin in late August, early September and end in June. A few of the largest schools include Deer Valley High (4700 Lone Tree Way), Antioch High (700 West 18th St), Dallas Ranch Middle (1401 Mt. Hamilton Dr.), Park Middle School (One Spartan Way), Black Diamond Middle (PO Box 768) and Jack London Elementary (4550 Country Hills Dr). If you are looking for private schools Antioch has a variety of options. A few of the private schools include Heritage Baptist Academy (5200 Heidorn Ranch Rd) and Promised Land Christian (508 W. Tregallas Rd). Both of these schools include grades k-12.
Antioch is in a great location to get active outdoors. A few of the regional parks include Contra Loma Reginal Park and Black Diamond Mines Regional Park. Contra Loma spans over 780 acres and offers year round activities such as hiking, biking, boating and fishing. Catfish, bluegill, trout, and red-eared sunfish are a few of the species of fish found in the reservoir. The park offers picnic facilities as well as a lagoon and beach. Black Diamond Mines Regional Park offers camping, hiking and picnicking. The parks history makes for an interesting and informative experience. While here you can visit the Greathouse Visitor Center, an underground chamber which gives you a look into the lives of coal miners or take the Hazel-Atlas Mine guided tour which takes you directly into the mine on an 800 foot walk. Antioch is a lively place with annual activities including the County Fair. This fair takes place each spring and features carnival rides, animal shows, food vendors and a petting zoo. If you’re a golf enthusiast there is no shortage of courses is the area. Lone tree Golf Course spans over 6,437 yards with 18 holes and has a par of 72. It is located at 4800 Golf Course Road. Other courses include Roddy Ranch Golf CLub and Shadow Lake Golf Club both of which are 18 hole public courses. If the great indoors is more your style check out one of the many shopping centers or museums. A few major spots include the Antioch Historical Society Museum, Lynn House Gallery, Rivertown Art Center, and the El Campanil Theatre.There are still many real estate deals to be had and lots of homes for sale in Antioch, but you need a local market expert to help you. Rick and Joyce Tietz are long time residents and are experienced real estate professionals who have more than 10 years of home buying and selling experience between them, overseeing more than $10,000,000 of real estate transactions. For true local and knowledgeable service in the Antioch CA real estate market, contact Rick and Joyce Tietz at (925) 628-5105.
Antioch CA. Market Information
There were a total of 94 closed Antioch, CA. residential home sales from November 1st to November 30th in 2009 compared to 206 in November 1st to November 30th of 2008. The average selling price for that period was $202,591 compared to an average selling price of $232,580 for the same period in 2008, a percentage drop of 13%. The median selling price for Antioch, CA. homes sold was $190,500 compared to $233,500 for the same period in 2008, a percentage drop of 18%. The average number of days a house was on the market was 24, compared to 42 days for the same period in 2008, 43% less time. Currently there are only 168 homes on the market for sale in Antioch, CA. and it’s a great time to buy. For more detailed information on the current Antioch real estate market conditions and knowledgeable service in the Antioch, California real estate market, contact Rick Tietz directly at 925-783-3371 or Joyce Tietz directly at 925-628-5105. You can also click here for listings in the Antioch area.
Antioch CA real estate remains abundant and more affordable than ever compared with other parts of the Bay Area. In the month of October 2009, the average sale price in Antioch CA was $212,760, compared to October 2008 average sale price of $236,382. WOW that's a difference of $23,622 drop in average sales price from last year. Prices have dropped 10 percent from the same period last year and over 60 percent from 2 years ago. There has been a decrease in average sales price of $10,169 in November of this year compared to last September. 2009 average sale prices are catching up with 2008 average sale prices, indicating a more stable market. This is great time to buy or sale homes in Antioch, CA..