Hercules, California

Hercules is a city situated in the West of Contra Costa County, stretching from San Pablo Bay inland to the rolling coastal hills.

The city was named after the legendary Greek hero known for his strength. Hercules began as the producer of gun powder in the country, especially significant during World War One.

Homebuyers are attracted to Hercules due to its wonderful location and great weather with cool summer breezes and mild winters. The city boasts vast areas of open spaces with walking trails where you can spot various types of wildlife and see some spectacular views of the bay. Close proximity to some of the most popular attractions in the Bay Area such as the San Pablo Bay, wine country, Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, attract visitors and homebuyers thinking about relocating to Hercules.


Hercules Schools

Schools in Hercules are served by two rewarded school districts, Julian Swett Unified School District and the West Contra Costa Unified School district. Hercules' high school has almost 3,287 students, and a student-teacher ratio of 25:1.

Find out more about school in Hercules here.

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Hercules Real Estate

A beautiful setting, excellent schools, and affordable house prices draw homebuyers from the Bay Area and all the rest of the country.

In April 2008, the average home sales price for a single family home or condo in Hercules was $479,984. While this data is collected from the MLS and deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed.


Hercules Facts:

  • Area - 18.3 sq mi 
  • Population - 24,504
  • Median income - $82,214
  • Median age of residents - 37 years old