About California

California 

California is the USA’s most populous state. It is the third largest state in size, behind Alaska and Texas, and runs almost 800 miles from north to south. It is not surprising that it offers a varied landscape and a diverse topography. California's Pacific coastline is 840 miles long. 

From the coastal town of Eureka on California's Redwood Coast to sunny San Diego with its wide and sandy beaches, the Golden State covers a wide range of topography. While the Southern Californian beaches are generally wide open and laid back, the Northern California coast is wild and dramatic. North of Big Sur, the waters are colder, the cliffs steeper, and the natural wonders perhaps even more spectacular. 

The Central Coast features many beach resorts and ocean front areas including Big Sur, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara and Monterey. California has what you are looking for when it comes to lake, river, and ocean view homes for year round living, or the special vacation retreat. 

California is home to more than 420 recreational lakes and 7,734 square miles of California are covered by water. The three biggest rivers are the Sacramento River, the San Joaquin River, and the Colorado River. The Sacramento delta with its many water channels is a playground for boating and fishing. Lake Tahoe, Clear Lake, Salton Sea, Owens Lake, and Searles Lake are the more important sweet water bodies in California. The San Francisco Bay is the largest natural harbor and estuary on the West Coast.  

But with an average width of 150 to 200 miles, no Californians are far away from the Pacific. You might have to cross a desert or a mountain range but, in general, you are never more than two or three hours from the ocean. 

As of January 2010, the total state population was 37,253,956 - approximately 12 percent of the United States total population. The population in California's five largest cities. as of July 2009, are as follows: 

  • Los Angeles: 3,831,868 
  • San Diego: 1,306,300   
  • San Jose: 964,695     
  • San Francisco: 815,350       
  • Sacramento: 466,676 

Besides spectacular growth and formidable earthquakes, people still want to live in California. Here are three good reasons to live in California: 

1. Weather: California has mild weather – very little humidity and not too cold nor too hot in many areas. 

2. Educational opportunities: California is known as being home to some of the best colleges and universities in the world. Aside from the University of California, the California State College and University system, CalTech, USC, and Stanford University, there are many other world class colleges. universities and community colleges in California. 

3. Beaches: California has wonderful beaches -- many are sandy, long and wide – from the Mexican border to Oregon.

 
$1,649,000
Beautifully updated home with 35 Foot boat dock

Richmond, Contra Costa County, California


35 Foot boat deep water dock. A boater's dream house! Dramatic, custom-built, waterfront home boasting a thirty-five foot deep water dock and stunning views of the bay. Featuring wrap-around decks. Open floor plan with views from most rooms. Three bedrooms, three baths plus an office. Large two car garage. Close to the yacht club. Seller financing available. Ferry coming to Point Richmond to SF January 2019.

Susan Koide , Bradley Real Estate

0.13 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2425 SQ FT
 
$1,349,000
Wonderful Waterfront Living

Richmond, Contra Costa County, California


Stunning one-level home with two bedrooms, two baths and a bonus room. Updated to include the top-of-line appliances, slate floors and granite counter tops in kitchen and bathrooms. 50 foot boat deep water dock for your yacht. Fantastic views of San Francisco and Angel Island. For boaters, right next to the Richmond Yacht Club. Ferry service going to San Francisco January 2019. Living on the water feels like vacation every day.

Susan Koide , Bradley Real Estate

0.13 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1850 SQ FT
 
$1,400,000
Boater's Dream House

Richmond, Contra Costa County, California


Forty foot deep-water dock that has room for all of your sail/power boats, kayaks and paddle boards. Beautifully updated two bedroom, three bath with views from every room. We lovingly call Pt. Richmond “The Richmond Rivera,” because of the wonderful weather. Fantastic views of the Bay, Angel Island and San Francisco. Living here feels like vacation every day. Ferry coming January 2019 to go to San Francisco. Live year round or use as a weekend retreat. Regional park with miles of beautiful hiking trails, picnic areas.

Susan Koide , Bradley Real Estate

0.14 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2436 SQ FT
 
$1,449,000
Furnished Serene Waterfront Property with 48 Foot Boat Dock

Richmond, Contra Costa County, California


A boater’s dream home. Beautiful open floor plan with living space on four levels. Great views from every room. Home on cul-de-sac. Featuring wrap-around decks and a private front courtyard to entertain. Open floor plan with views from most rooms. Three bedrooms, two baths plus an office. Large two-car garage. Close to Richmond Yacht club. Ferry coming January 2019 to San Francisco. Live year round or use as a weekend retreat. Regional park with miles of beautiful hiking trails, picnic areas.

Susan Koide , Bradley Real Estate

0.14 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2436 SQ FT
 
$745,000
Paradise on the Napa River with Extra Parcel

Napa, Napa County, California


Fantastic Napa River front location with private boat dock and development potential. Extra parcel with sewer and water available. Nature lover's paradise across from large ranch and State Wildlife Preserve with miles of walking trails. Tasteful three bedroom / two bath home with oversize garage on a two lot parcel. Only minutes to downtown Napa and several wineries in the heart of the Carneros Wine Country. Whether you are into boating, swimming, water sports or just fishing from your private dock, this scenic retreat is ideal.

Erick Rothfeld , Better Homes and Gardens / Wine Country BRE#00683148

0.25 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1740 SQ FT
 
$1,200,000
Alameda, CA Island Townhouse on San Francisco Bay with Private Boat Dock

Alameda, Alameda County, California


Awesome Waterfront Property on an Inlet of the San Francisco Bay. Over 2000 sq. ft. includes 3 spacious bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths. The Bright Living Room overlooks the Deck and Dock and makes it perfect for entertaining, or just relax while watching the ducks, swimmers, paddle boarders and boaters drifting by. The Chef's kitchen has plenty of counter space and also has an eating area that is open to a sunny private patio or you can use the large Formal Dining Room for those special dinners. The huge master bedroom has a deck overlooking the water for you to sit and enjoy the sunsets. There are two more spacious bedrooms down the hall. Transportation, including the San Francisco Ferry, shopping and entertainment are all within walking distance. This is your opportunity to live on an Island and feel like you are on a year-round vacation.

Ruth Masonek , RE/MAX Tribute

0.05 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2054 SQ FT
 
$595,000
VINEYARD AND 29 ACRES IN CLARKSBURG AVA

Clarksburg, Yolo County, California


This is an amazing opportunity to own 29.71 acres of property with a mature vineyard of approximately 23 acres developed to Chardonnay. Located in the Clarksburg AVA where you will find award winning wines, this property is just over 1 mile south of the town of Clarksburg & the Sugar Mill wine tasting venue. There is a newer siphon pipe installed in 2017 & water pump installed in 2016. Make an offer!

GINA BORGES , KELLER WILLIAMS

29.71 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$480,000
32 ACRES AND CELL TOWER LEASE

Clarksburg, Yolo County, California


Location & Potential! If you are looking for a property on the Sacramento Delta and in the Clarksburg AVA that has a potential home site & income look no further. This property is 32.3 acres. Monthly income from Sprint lease. The current crops are alfalfa & tomatoes w/potential for permanent crops such as grapes or walnuts. Property has Riparian Water Rights & in Reclamation District. There is power & a pump for irrigation. Just minutes from Delta Shores & Sugar Mill & a short drive to downtown Sacramento!

GINA BORGES , KELLER WILLIAMS

32.30 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,250,000
HOME & 41 ACRES

Clarksburg, Yolo County, California


Welcome to Clarksburg, California on the Sacramento Delta. The area is a thriving farming, wine growing as well as wine making community. This home is just over the levee from the Sacramento River and minutes from shopping, the freeway, downtown Sacramento and the many Clarksburg Wine Tasting Venues, including the Old Sugar Mill yet tucked away with a private country feel. This 3 bedroom home in located on just over 41 acres currently planted to tomatoes and has a farm contract with income to the owner. This property also has a river pump and Riparian Water Rights. If you are looking to move to one of finest communities on the Sacramento Delta than this is the property for you! Living in Clarksburg you will have access to water sports, boating, wineries, restaurants, amazing sunsets and the well known "delta breeze". You will be amazed by the tranquility of the property and the area. Come and see this property and all of the potential that awaits the new buyer.

GINA BORGES , KELLER WILLIAMS

41.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1771 SQ FT
 
$2,999,000
Estate & Private Recreational Lake in Brentwood For Sale

Brentwood, Contra Costa County, California


Behind the Private gated community sits a Beautiful Custom Built home on a Private Ski lake. Breathtaking views of Mt. Diablo and the beautiful blue lake. Enjoying skiing, wake-boarding, paddle boarding, fishing, swimming and much more at the Luxurious Oasis. Situated in the East Bay Area close to all major airports, Bart and minutes to downtown Brentwood. Newly remodeled extra large Kitchen with matte Granite, new appliances. If you are an entertainer this is the house for you! Newly updated Italian ceramic flooring, Updated Grand Front door, Rear slider fully opens to the back covered patio. The house runs on 2 separate HVAC units and you will love the 4000 sq ft of Garage that includes indoor RV parking. Also on the property has a full In-laws unit with kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and Laundry. Do you have a Plane? adjacent private runway has possible lease options. 5 Acres of vineyard Petite Sirah & Syrah on full drip system.

Debbie Badal , Delta Ranches & Homes

10.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3511 SQ FT

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