If you want to escape from the hectic San Francisco Bay Area city life and save money on housing, without leaving civilization, look into Martinez. Martinez is Contra Costa’s county seat, which means you have beautiful old architecture, art galleries, coffee shops, and a quick commute when you have to serve jury duty.
Despite its position as the county seat, Martinez is a small town. It has only about 35,000 residents. It’s located about an hour from San Francisco, and about an hour and a half from many cities in Silicon Valley. It’s minutes from Concord and Berkeley, and a quick commute to Berkeley or Oakland. Residents can commute via BART or the ferry service.
Many Martinez residents barely commute at all. Almost 10,000 people work for the county, and it’s home to a Shell Oil refinery. Despite that, the city retains an old-timey charm. One of the Bay Area’s most famous historical figures, writer and environmentalist, John Muir. In fact, Martinez is surrounded by pristine nature preserves and parks.
Fairprice Movers Martinez Service Area:
- El Cerrito
- Pleasant Hill
- Walnut Creek
Fairprice Movers is one of the East Bay’s favorite movers. For those on a time crunch (and who isn’t these days?), we offer our full, white glove service. It includes custom packing, custom unpacking, and of course, all the heavy lifting. For art, antiques, pool tables, and delicate musical instruments, we offer custom crating, to ensure your precious goods will withstand the move.
One of the best things about Fairprice Movers is that we offer moves for all budgets. If money is tight, we can supply you with everything you need to pack, and then we’ll load the truck and transport everything.
We also offer both long and short-term storage in our spotless and secure warehouse. We will pickup and deliver, so you never have to make a trip.
Martinez, California Utilities:
Gas and Electric: PG&E – (800) 743-5000
Water and Sewer: City of Martinez – 925-372-3576 (Applications for new service made in person at the Martinez courthouse)
Trash: Republic Services – (510) 685-4716
Home Phone, Internet, and Cable: Comcast/Xfinity – (800) 934-6489
Home Phone, Internet, and Satellite TV: AT&T – (888) 333-6651
2039 Silver Lake Way
Martinez, CA 94553