Welcome to Oakley, California

Located in the heart of the California Delta region at the fork of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, Oakley offers a small-town country feel just 55 miles from San Francisco. A tiny agricultural town of 3,000 people in the 1970s, today Oakley boasts more than 35,000 residents. The abundance of relatively affordable new housing made the town one of the fastest growing in the state during the boom years when skyrocketing real estate prices pushed people out of San Francisco, Silicon Valley and the 880 Corridor.

Oakley officially became a city in 1999, 101 years after settlers first plotted the town. The new city officials dubbed Oakley “A Place for Families in the Heart of the Delta.” The city offers such amenities as shopping centers,a downtown business district, four elementary schools, two middle schools, a high school, a large community park, and a variety of clubs and service organizations.

Although many residents still commute westward over the hills to work, cities in East Contra Costa are collaborating to bring more employers into the region, allowing Oakley’s residents to spend less time on the road and more time with their families.