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With serene waterfront living, a thriving business climate and a rich history dating as far back as the Gold Rush, Martinez is an idyllic setting to build a life. From young professionals to young families to the middle-aged and retirees, Martinez has the kind of quality of life that encompasses all walks of life. With a median age of 43.2, the range in population makes room in this city for all ages.

Martinez has one of the most affordable housing markets in Contra Costa County, and with both the Bay nearby and proximity to major metropolises and national parks, you definitely get what you pay for and it’s worth every penny. The majority of residents live within a 20-minute commute to their workplace, making Martinez’s location even more convenient and appealing.

The median house value in 2014 was $406,300, a little less than Contra Costa County as a whole. Single-family homes typically fall in the $400,000 to $600,000 range, but newer developments can cost over $1,000,000. Townhouse values sit around an average of $364,000 and the city also has several renting options as well. Monthly rent for apartments and condos can be as low as $800 or as high as nearly $4,000, but the majority of one- and two-bedroom apartments are in the range of $900 to $1,500. Several complexes offer pools, fitness centers, multi-story homes and more. For information on affordable housing in the East Bay, visit

Several realty companies are at work in the area to ensure that you find your dream home in Martinez for the right price. Individual concerns, like finding a pet-friendly living situation, can be addressed by a local real estate agent to make house-hunting fun, easy and worthwhile.

Area Real Estate Specialists

Maureen Ingalls, RE/MAX Accord

Suzanne Looker, Pacific Union Real Estate

Amber Cole, Cole Real Estate

Jim Jones, Jim Jones Realty

Mark Ross, Ross Co. Realtor
(925) 372-8400

Michael Brionez, J. Rockcliff Realtors

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