About 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.

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
1440 SQ FT
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
2054 SQ FT

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!


29.71 ACRES

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!


32.30 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.


41.00 ACRES
1771 SQ FT
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
3511 SQ FT
Spectacular Lake Wildwood Lake Front

Penn Valley, Nevada County, California

Single Family 5315+/- sq.ft. Residence. 247 feet of lake frontage. New Paint inside & out, hardwood floors and new carpet. Beautifully landscaped grounds. Lake Wildwood featured in Bass Masters Magazine!

Kathy Papola , Network Real Estate

0.78 ACRES
5315 SQ FT
Fabulous Lakefront Lakefront Home

Penn Valley, Nevada County, California

Completely renovated & updated throughout by designer owner. Spacious rooms feature beamed, vaulted ceilings, hardwood & custom slate & stone floors. Gourmet kitchen with adjacent butler's pantry & walk in food pantry across from separate mud room with attached half bath and easy outdoor access. Formal dining room, huge living room with local rock fireplace and room to accommodate a grand piano. Laundry room, Den, Library or additional bedroom with English fireplace & full attached bath. Master Suite with English fireplace, beautiful custom designed walk-in closet and a separate custom gentleman's wardrobe. Master bath fitted with soaking tub, huge separate shower, toilet room, custom built in lady's vanity & cabinets complete the first floor. Property has two garages on attached with two car and one detached two car with workshop area.

Kathy Papola , Network Real Estate

0.99 ACRES
3800 SQ FT
Lake Shasta cabin

Redding, Shasta County, California

Boat Only Access. Cabin on USFS land. Lease land from USFS. 365 miles of shoreline.

Chris Young , Coldwell Banker C&C Properties BRE#01096553

0.00 ACRES
600 SQ FT
18657 #41 Lower Salt Creek Rd, Lakehead, CA 96051

Lakehead, Shasta County, California

18657 #41 Lower Salt Creek Rd, Lakehead, CA 96051 Lake Shasta cabin on USFS land. Lease the land for $1,900+/- per year. Year round access on paved road.

Chris Young , Coldwell Banker C&C Properties BRE#01096553

0.00 ACRES
800 SQ FT

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