Martinez, California

Martinez is the county seat of Contra Costa County. Martinez is located on the south side of the Carquinez Strait in the San Francisco Bay Area, directly facing the city of Benicia.

Due to its great location, Martinez offers its residents an abundance of outdoor activities such as walking, biking, running trails, sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking. The city is also rich in history with many downtown shops retaining their early 20th Century look and charm and some homes being over 125 years old.

Residents in Martinez have a strong sense of community and they work together to keep their neighborhoods safe, clean and attractive.


View of Martinez, California- courtesy of Buyer's Broker Inc, specializing in Martinez California Real Estate.

Real Estate in Martinez

In April 2008, the average home sales price for a single family home or condo in Martinez was $414,058. While this data is collected from the MLS and deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed.



Points of interest in Martinez, California:

- John Muir National Historic Site - 14-room mansion where the naturalist and writer John Muir lived with nearby 325 acre tract of oak woodland and grassland historically owned by the Muir family.


Martinez Facts:

  • Area - 13.5 sq mi 
  • Population - 35,093
  • Median income - $77,411
  • Median age of residents - 39 years old