Welcome to Hercules, CA
When people imagining making a move so their family can “get away from it all,” Hercules is the kind of place they imagine escaping to. This small town boasts big-city levels of public services that maintain an abundance of open-space areas, parks, and trails. As a transit-orient bedroom community, Hercules is proving to be the model for other Bay Area towns. Using smart-growth principles, Hercules has become a town that provides modern services while preserving its unique history that began when the town was formed around a dynamite plant in the mid-1800s. Today Hercules provides a great home for families while still remaining connected to the rest of Contra Costa County culture and industry.