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Top 3 Reasons to Live in the Tri-Delta Area in Northern California

October 08, 2021
Exterior of homes lakeside at Delaney Park by Brookfield Residential in Oakley, CA

Imagine a place where a strong sense of community means good neighbors become great friends. Where your kids go to an amazing school during the week and you spend your weekends enjoying the best that the outdoors has to offer. Whether it’s cheering on the kids at their soccer game, a day spent fishing out on the picturesque California Delta, or heading out to explore the local trails, you’re able to enjoy all that life has to offer in the Tri-Delta Area. Add in the peace of mind that comes with living in this safe area and convenient access to both San Francisco and Sacramento and it’s easy to see why the Tri-Delta Area in Northern California is one of the best places to call home.

Here are the top three reasons it’s time to make your move:

Sunset landscape of the marshes of south San Francisco bay, Sunnyvale, California

1. Enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle

Comprised of Oakley, Brentwood, and Discovery Bay, life in the Tri-Delta Area means having an endless list of activities to enjoy outdoors and waterside. Summer means exploring the vast waterways by jet ski or kayak, floating leisurely on inner tubes, or catching a sunrise or sunset from the deck of a houseboat. Catch some Delta crawdads, or better yet, hit up the summer festivals and events and enjoy some live and lively music. The winter months reward fishermen with some of the best bass fishing around. This is also an ideal time to take a kayak cruise along the meandering waterways.

Living in Oakley puts you close to Big Break Regional Shoreline where you have easy access to head out on the water. Prefer to stay on the shore? Take your pick – bird watching, hiking, biking, horseback riding, enjoy a picnic, or simply relax and take in the beautiful views. Throughout the city you’ll find a large number of parks and playgrounds complete with baseball diamonds, basketball courts, bocce ball, and sports fields.

In Brentwood, you’ll find two water parks perfect for cooling off during the hotter summer months. The Brentwood Aquatic Center has two waterslides, a zero-entry pool for smaller children, and a separate lap and diving pool for adults and more experienced swimmers. Antioch Water Park has a variety of water slides ranging from very tame for toddlers and little ones to more exciting and challenging slides for seasoned swimmers.

Discovery Bay has the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Head over to Discovery Bay Paddleboards where you can choose to explore solo or join a guided tour to learn some unique facts about the Delta. Beyond the water, you’ll find picturesque hills and grasslands. Head to the Round Valley Regional Preserve where you can enjoy hiking, horseback riding, and biking on the park’s trails. You can also relax and enjoy the gorgeous landscape and wildlife if you’re not craving that much action.

Friends having lunch outdoors in Oakley, CA

2. A strong sense of community

Living in the Tri-Delta Area means having neighbors that genuinely care for you and your family. The city of Oakley created You, Me, We, Oakley! (YMWO) – a city program designed to promote community engagement and create opportunities to bring together Oakley’s diverse residents to show appreciation for cultural differences while recognizing shared values of wanting a safe and vibrant community in which to live. The City of Oakley also hosts special events throughout the year to bring the neighborhood together including Movies in the Plaza, the Heart of Oakley Festival, the Harvest Festival, the Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting, and the Taste of Oakley. When the community is invested in one another, it’s easier to know when something is out of place in your neighborhood. Because of this small-town feeling, it’s not surprising that Oakley has an A+ safety rating with 50% less incidents than the national average.

Brentwood has a robust Parks and Recreation Department with programs designed to keep residents engaged and involved in the community. Whether it’s a concert in the park, special holiday events, art camps, youth sports, or senior activities, there are year-round programs designed to bring neighbors together and foster community bonds. There are plenty of small local businesses throughout the city that support community events, provide meeting places for neighbors to come together, and build community cohesiveness to give the neighborhood a unique identity. Not only do you end up with a more personalized experience, but you’re also contributing to the health and wealth of your community.

Discovery Bay has been designed to bring the community together and let you live where you play. In the summer months, take the kids to the splash pad or Community Center Pool. Brush off your green thumb in the Community Garden or let your pup run out some energy at the Community Center Dog Park. Join in the long-time family tradition of Movies in the Park featuring a full-size outdoor movie screen and sound system creating the perfect outdoor theater experience. Bring your lawn chairs, a blanket, your favorite snacks, and all your friends for this fun community event.

San Francisco City Downtown, California

3. Small-town feeling with convenient access to major cities

Living in one of these quaint communities has plenty of perks, but sometimes you crave a bit more excitement and a wider variety of things to do. Fortunately, residing in the Tri-Delta Area gives you the best of both with convenient access to both San Francisco and Sacramento. About 55 miles away from either, you’re able to head into the city to enjoy a vibrant urban lifestyle with an easy drive home when you’re done with the hustle and bustle. Heading to one of those large cities for work? Take your pick: commute in via the BART station in Antioch or utilize some of the road improvements that have been made including additional freeway lanes.

Collage of a marsh, kid playing soccer, and a Brookfield Residential home in Oakley, CA

Find your best place to call home

Home is where the heart is and you’re going to love calling the Tri-Delta Area home. Explore the neighborhoods we build there below:

Easton at Delaney Park in Oakley

  • 2,374 – 2,803 Sq. Ft.
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 – 4.5 Baths
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Southport at Delaney Park in Oakley

  • 2,100 – 3,547 Sq. Ft
  • 3 – 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 – 5.5 Baths
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Chandler in Brentwood

  • 1,942 – 2,838 Sq. Ft.
  • 4 – 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 – 5 Baths
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