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Living a Boating Lifestyle in Discovery Bay, California

Discovery Bay is a unique, waterfront-based town in the East Bay area of California, midway between Walnut Creek and Stockton. Discovery Bay has to be one of the top boating communities in the world - here you get the ability to live on the water with your own private marina and have boating be a major part of your life.  Brentwood is very close by.  Discovery Bay Country Club his also here.  The population is just under 9,000.  Discovery Bay is a real town with schools and other public facilities.

Where to Retire in Discovery Bay and Home Prices

The waterfront community of 3,500+ homes and private docks with access to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Now Discovery Bay has grown and added Discovery Bay West which features gated and non-gated "off-water" communities. Discovery Bay home prices have continued to rise since 2014, with Zillow reporting the median home value about $846,865 in mid-2022. The most desirable homes on the water are priced much higher than that.

What Is Special about Discovery Bay

you can live in a waterfront community with boating as a major theme.

What Is Not Special about Discovery Bay

The community is a bit isolated.

Climate and Physical Environment

The community is very near Brentwood, and is halfway between Walnut Creek and Stockton.  It is in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River basin. The average July high is 91, the average Jan. high is 53 and the low is 38. January is the rainiest month (3")

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There is a very full event calendar in Discovery Bay with something happening almost every day - a dog show, festival, or the like.


Crime in Discovery Bay is relatively lower than the national average.

Medical Facilities

The nearest facilities are in nearby Antioch, Walnut Creek, and Stockton.


Stockton Metropolitan Airport is 25 miles away, Oakland International Airport is about 50 miles from Discovery Bay.

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