Nestled in the golden hills of Contra Costa County, framed by a beautiful vista of the San Pablo Bay, sits the picturesque community of Hercules. The City of Hercules has taken the very best of its past and combined it with thoughtful planning for the future to create a place that offers vibrant, interconnected, and transit oriented 'new urban' lifestyle to businesses and residents.
Hercules was founded on heavy industry, but there is little evidence of it today as you wind through our charming streets, inviting neighborhoods and up-and-coming retail districts. That's because companies engaged in new, technology-related and knowledge-based industries recently began to take stock of Hercules - and they liked what they saw. They noted the positive attributes our city offers to businesses that locate here, an the reasons why people are drawn to it.
Hercules' list of attributes is long.
Our city is situated where Interstate 80 and Highway 4 intersect, and is just steps from an extensive network of biking and walking trails. Hercules is convenient to all corners fo the Bay Area, with new transportation options including rail and ferry service, coming on line in the near future. A capable and well-trained work force is attracted to Hercules by comfortable, reasonably priced housing and diverse employment opportunities. Hercules provides excellent levels of public safety, recreational, and educational services to its residents. In essence, Hercules offers just the right reasons to live, work and do business here.