San Pablo was incorporated on April 27th 1948. It is a small community that dates back to the early 1800s when the Castro Family received almost 20,000 acres in a Spanish land grant located just north of Berkeley and El Cerrito. One of the oldest Spanish settlements in the region, this city offers a diverse community with affordable homes, international shopping and great recreational opportunities.
San Pablo has recently experienced significant growth in residential development and construction, and offers a mix of housing opportunities. Considering the city’s convenient and central Bay Area location, housing is surprisingly affordable, offering home buyers unique opportunities in a comfortable and active community. Two housing areas of unincorporated San Pablo are Tara Hills and Rollingwood.
Residents of San Pablo have two great recreational spots right in their own backyard. Wildcat Canyon Regional Park along San Pablo Ridge offers breathtaking views of the San Francisco Peninsula, Marin County, East County and the San Francisco Bay. And San Pablo Reservoir, a family favorite, is stocked with trout and bass and offers the best fishing in the area as well as boat rentals, picnicking, and hiking.
Many forms of public transit including BART, Amtrak and the AC Transit bus line service San Pablo. During light traffic, San Francisco is within 35 minutes by car and the city of Oakland is only a 20-minute drive away.