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Overview of Pinole

Pinole, Calif., is in the San Francisco Bay Area on the shores of San Pablo Bay. This city in West Contra Costa County has a population of approximately 18,000 people and an area of five square miles. People flock to Pinole because of its mild climate and easy access to several larger cities, which include San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento. People looking for Pinole apartments for rent will find a welcoming city built in picturesque, rolling hills.

Living in Pinole, CA

Pinole was named in the early 1700s. Legend has it that Spanish explorers ran out of provisions just as they came across the area and Indians gave them food, which the Spaniards called "pinole." The first hacienda was built in Pinole in 1824, and early settlers started a trading facility on the bay. Industry boomed and many of the original buildings are still standing today. By the early 1900s the town was striving, and Pinole was incorporated in 1903.

Pinole has seen great growth thanks to agricultural shipping and the construction of Interstate 80, but it's maintained its historic charm. Historic residences remain in good condition and the Pinole Park District oversees hundreds of acres of land that consist of dog play areas, playgrounds, sports fields and more. Thanks to moderate temperatures year-round, residents enjoy annual community activities such as a farmers market, a classic car show and free music and movies in the parks.

Pinole Attractions and Special Events

History buffs love going on walking tours and visiting Pinole's historic residences, which are categorized as Queen Anne style cottages, hip roof cottages and bungalows. Most residents spend lots of time outdoors on the shores of San Pablo Bay and on the San Francisco Bay Trail. At night they have their choice of popular shows at the Pinole Community Playhouse and at downtown restaurants that maintain their nostalgic charm.

When residents want more to do, they cross the bay to catch a football or baseball game and take in everything else San Francisco has to offer. The possibilities are endless for people renting an apartment in Pinole.

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