Martinez CA


Located in central Contra Costa County , California, in East San Francisco Bay, the city of Martinezs is the county seat.  Martinez has a total area of 13.1 square miles, of which, 12.1 square miles of it is land and 1.0 square mile of it (7.64%) is water. Martinez, covers one zip code – 94553.

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The city can be defined as a more densely built downtown. Suburban areas stretch south of Highway 4 to join the neighboring city of Pleasant Hill. Unincorporated areas include the rural Alhambra Valley and the Franklin Canyon area.  The downtown is notable for its large number of preserved old buildings. The Art Deco Martinez Library was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in early 2008, registered as a landmark for architectural considerations.

As of 2014, the population of  Martinez is 36,054 with 2,972 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 43.2.  50.89% of people in Martinez are married and 13.81% are divorced.  The average household size is 2.41 people. 32.10% of people are married, with children and 13.09% have children, but are single.

Martinez has a Mediterranean climate with cool and wet winters and dry, warm summers.  Martinez gets 20 inches of rain per year .  Snowfall is 0 inches. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 62. On average, there are 265 sunny days per year with July highs around 89 degrees and January lows at 39 degrees. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 54 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The U.S. average is 44.

Martinez CA Homes for Sale

If you are considering buying a home in the East Bay region, you will find  a variety of Martinez homes for sale. The median home value in Martinez is $408,100. Home appreciation is 22.80% over the last year. The median age of Martinez CA homes for sale  is 38 years.

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Renters make up 31.01% of the population and 4.32% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate). Value of owner-occupied housing:

Less Than $20,000 0.00%
$20,000 to $39,999 1.08%
$40,000 to $59,999 0.29%
$60,000 to $79,999 0.25%
$80,000 to $99,999 0.00%
$100,000 to $149,999 1.91%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.51%
$200,000 to $299,999 13.76%
$300,000 to $399,999 23.85%
$400,000 to $499,999 22.18%
$500,000 to $749,999 29.06%
$750,000 to $999,999 3.10%
$1,000,000 or more 1.02%

Local Utilities & Community Services

Public Schools
Martinez is serviced by the Martinez Unified School District.  Martinez schools spend $10,857 per student. There are 22 pupils per teacher, 2,059 students per librarian, and 1,030 children per counselor. The city has four elementary schools, one middle school, one high school. Schools include:

The unemployment rate in Martinez is 4.80%, with job growth of 0.69%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 36.60%. Martinez sales tax rate is 8.50%.  Income tax is 6.00%.  The income per capita is $39,485, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $80,928.

Martinez CA Homes for Sale

Top employers in Martinez, CA include:

  • Contra Costa County
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Veterans Health Administration
  • Martinez Unified School District
  • Wal-Mart
  • Safeway
  • Contra Costa Electric
  • City of Martinez
  • The Home Depot

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Area Transportation

  • Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, runs its California Zephyr daily in each direction through Martinez
  • Amtrak California operates its Capitol Corridor trains through Martinez station, providing service several times daily between San Jose to the west and Auburn to the east (via Sacramento).
  • BART makes a stop at a station called North Concord/Martinez, although this station lies miles east of the city limits. The city was overlooked when the system was extended from Concord to Bay Point. However BART’s long term plans include a new line extension running from Fremont and through the I-680 corridor and ending in Martinez.
  • WestCAT provides service to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station.
  • The County Connection is the primary local bus operator providing service throughout the area. Among its destinations are the Concord, Pleasant Hill, and Walnut Creek BART stations. The County Connection also provides paratransit service.
  • Tri-Delta Transit runs express service between Martinez and eastern Contra Costa County.
  • The nearest major airport to Martinez is Oakland International Airport (OAK / KOAK), which has international and domestic flights from Oakland.  Another major airport is San Francisco International Airport (SFO / KSFO), which has international and domestic flights from San Francisco, California.

Martinez CA Real Estate Specialists – Call Today! (925) 709.1000

We are a real estate team serving Contra Costa and surrounding counties. Over the past 24 years we have dedicated ourselves to helping our clients buy, sell and refurbish properties in the San Francisco Bay Area. We go beyond the fundamentals of effective pricing and marketing and help you make decisions to get top dollar for the sale of your home or top value for your purchase. We focus on Contra Costa County real estate in the following communities, but not limited to:

If you are a buyer, allow us to help you purchase the right home in the right neighborhood and make sure you don’t miss out on any homes that may meet your needs.  Please utilize our Contra Costa County real estate and Pleasant Hill real estate expertise to make your home search and buying experience as stress free and rewarding as possible.

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If you’re considering selling your home, we utilize the latest cutting-edge real estate marketing tools to expose your property to the widest range of potential buyers. We will aggressively market your home to sell as quickly as possible! Our extensive real estate knowledge allows us to guide you intelligently, whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest.

We provide exceptional customer service and will assist you throughout the entire transaction. Please call us today or fill out the online contact form, and let us know how we can best serve your Bay Area CA real estate needs. We look forward to speaking with you!

Re/Max C.C. Connection, Inc.
ProTeam Realty, Inc. BRE 1870055
Phone:  925.709.1000
Fax: 925.937.0150

Map of Martinez, CA

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