About San Pablo

San Pablo is located in West Contra Costa County off Interstate 80, minutes away from the Bay Area cultural centers of Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. Interstate 80 is the principal arterial route between the Bay Area and Sacramento. The City of San Pablo is nestled between the cities of Pinole and Richmond and the neighboring cities of El Cerrito and Hercules. Historically one of the oldest Spanish settlements in the region, San Pablo has become a thriving residential and business community with a population of about 30,000 in an area of approximately three square miles.

San Pablo is located less than one hour away from international airports in Oakland and San Francisco. Access to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system and Amtrak passenger train service are closeby. AC Transit bus line service includes San Pablo in its route from Fremont to Pinole. Containerized shipping, ports, and railway access are located in Richmond and Oakland.

San Pablo's diverse community, affordability, and access to the entire Bay Area region are advantages that are found in this "City of New Directions."

Other Areas of Interest

San Pablo Lytton Casino
Questions regarding the agreement between the City of San Pablo and the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians can be directed to the City Manager's Office at 510-215-3000. You will also find Indian gaming information at the State of California Governor's Office website.

San Pablo Lytton Casino or call (510) 215-7888

Learn more about the educational services available in San Pablo.  There are 7 elementary schools, one junior high school and Contra Costa College are located within the San Pablo City boundary. Read more...

Various medical related services are located throughout the City, but are largely concentrated on Vale and San Pablo Avenue. Read more...

Public Transportation
The City is serviced by AC Transit and Westcat bus lines.  Access to BART and Amtrak are only minutes away. Read more...