City of Martinez, California
Martinez is located on the south side of the Carquinez Strait in the San Franciso Bay Area. Martinez became a city in 1876 but was a way station for the California Gold Rush by 1949. The city population is about 37,500 people. The downtown is notable for its large number of preserved old buildings including the post office which played a role in the Pony Express, the John Muir Historic Site, which was his home from 1880 until his death in 1914, and the County Court House, Martinez is the County Seat. The top employers in Martinez are The County, Shell Oil Company and Tesoro, Kaiser Permanente, and the Veteran's Administration.
Martinez is a wonderful community to call home. Visit historic downtown where shopping and dining options are plenty! Martinez also boasts a bustling marina and waterfront with hiking and biking trails, bocce courts and a 10,000 square foot Skate Park. Enjoy the weekly Farmers Market in the Spring and Summer months. Take in the yearly Main Street Car Show in September,The Bay Area Blues Festival, The Zombie Brew Crawl, the Halloween Trunk -or-Treat Spoooktacular, Hollow Frolic & Snow Park, Wine and Chocolate STroll, Clean Up Day in Apricl, Bay Area Craft Beer Festival in Waterfront Park in April, Peddlers Faire in May, Summer Wine stroll in June, and the 4h of July Parade.