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Situated near the base of Mt. Diablo, Clayton, California is a scenic East Bay city that truly is the essence of small town living. Generally described as a safe and tight-knit community, Clayton continues to be a top choice for suburban home buyers to consider thanks in large part to its top-notch schools, awesome outdoor recreational amenities, and relatively close proximity to everything great the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. Not surprisingly, CNN’s Money Magazine once named Clayton a “Top 100 Place to Live in the Nation” for the small cities category, and even after just one visit, it’s easy to see why. Summers in Clayton are also noteworthy due to all the fun-filled festivals, parades, and summer series car shows that take place all season long, and if you haven’t been to its annual Oktoberfest celebration, put that on your list of things to do as well.
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Clayton’s historic downtown certainly helps make homes for sale here an intriguing option for any home buyer, especially if you find something that’s walking distance to all the quaint and charming little shops, cafes, and restaurants that line the city streets. On the outskirts of town is where you’ll likely find a number of farms, ranches, and equestrian-friendly properties, each offering lots of open space, plenty of privacy, and in many instances a pretty hefty price tag as well. The Clayton real estate market is also unique in that you’ll see a fairly wide-rage of housing styles, from Spanish haciendas and Mediterranean-style homes to traditional one and two-story houses that provide ample living space for anyone in the market for a new place to live. Plenty of four an five bedroom options should be available for under $1 million, and even Clayton’s most expensive homes offer a great value and rarely exceed $2 million.