The Town of Discovery Bay is a not-too-secret gem of a community located in the California Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta area. In terms of geography and Discovery Bay real estate, this little community rests on only 7 square miles (0.8 square miles of which is water).Discovery Bay was originally part of the region’s rich agricultural industry. In 1964, real estate developers transformed the former farmlands into a planned residential community. Homes, parks, and small businesses now cover what were once hops and potato fields.
Discovery Bay is also part of an historic network of significant water transportation and irrigation. And it is that network of waterways that makes the Town of Discovery Bay such a desirable real estate area today. Avid water lovers gravitate to this community because Discovery Bay connects with 1100 miles of Delta waterways – and much of the Discovery Bay real estate has been developed as waterfront residences.
If you are planning to move to this small community, you have diverse Discovery Bay real estate options and opportunities. There still are some undeveloped land parcels on which to build your dream home. Many of the town’s communities are built around existing tributaries and man-made islands and waterways. Dock your boat in your own boat slip or launch it from the Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor marina or choose a dry land neighborhood nearer the farmlands.
Your ideal Discovery Bay real estate might be a weekend and holiday condo or townhome. Or you might prefer to live in an off water house that is still conveniently situated minutes away from marina access. Because Discovery Bay truly is a small community, you are never a far driving distance from the water opportunities of the Delta area or a drive along quiet country farmland roads.
Housing options range from duets, condos, and townhomes, to single family residences and substantial estates. Choose between gated community living next to one of the manmade lakes and an 18-hole championship golf course country club community. Some of the waterfront properties are ideal for motor boating; others are perfect for canoeing, kayaking, swimming and paddle boating. Housing prices range from the low $500,000s to over $2 million.
The Town of Discovery Bay remains fairly small and stable at approximately 17,000 people. The community prides itself on being small-town family friendly, and the crime rate fairly is low. The Town of Discovery Bay began (primarily)as a weekend and summer resort area that is also sometimes perceived as a retirement community. However, Discovery Bay is home to individuals and families of all ages: the median resident age is 40.7 years. Its children are served by three public schools and one private school. There are two established shopping centers and residents are not a far traveling distance from larger East Bay Area communities and San Francisco.
Whether you are searching for a home with front door access to water recreation activities, a small and friendly family-oriented community, a weekend retreat, or luxury resort-style living, you are sure to find the Discovery Bay real estate opportunity of your dreams.