Introduction to Brentwood, California
Brentwood, California, in Contra Costa county, is 7 miles SE of Antioch, California (center to center) and 32 miles E of Oakland, California. It's situated along the San Joaquin Delta in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Brentwood produces cherries, apricots, plums, peaches and corn, however the city has become more of a residential community. The landscape features rolling hills, oak trees and fruit orchards. The city experienced substantial population growth from 2000 to 2006. Residents have excellent views of the impressive Mt. Diablo.
The city was established in 1878 when the railroad arrived. It began as a farming community. In 1890 Brentwood was a major shipping location for grains. Fruit orchards were established beginning in the early 1920's. Brentwood was founded on acreage donated by John Marsh. The city is named in tribute to Marsh's former residence, Brentwood, England.
- The Brentwood Cornfest
- East Contra Costa Museum
- Farmers Market
- John Marsh Home
The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is popular for boating and fishing. The Marsh Creek Trail is enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts. The Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge and Mt. Diablo State Park are close by. The city is home to the Sunset Park Athletic Complex and the Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex. The notable Las Trampas Regional Wilderness is located in the county. Iron Horse, California State Riding and Hiking, Lafayette-Moraga Regional, Contra Costa Canal Regional and the Delta de Anza trails are some of the noteworthy locations for hiking enthusiasts.
Brentwood Higher Education
The city is home to a satellite campus of Los Medanos College.
Air travel is available at the San Francisco International Airport. Tri Delta Transit Company offers bus service.