Ranked in the 78th percentile


  • Hercules is ranked #238 in California
  • Hercules is ranked #6,213 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Sunny Weather
  • High Income per Capita
  • Stable Housing Market
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Hercules, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Upper Rockridge, Oakland7812.85,996
Merriwood, Oakland7812.73,273
Fairview Park, Oakland7712.23,894
Glen Highlands, Oakland7613.11,473
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Claremont, Oakland7611.51,097
Panoramic Hill, Oakland7510.81,751
Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland7313.1973
Hiller Highlands, Oakland7212.1447

Best Cities Near Hercules, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mill Valley, CA8515.914,318
Kensington, CA857.75,602
Hillsborough, CA8532.311,312
Danville, CA8422.643,758
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Sleepy Hollow, CA8416.32,275
San Ramon, CA8423.874,366
Tiburon, CA8413.19,170
Kentfield, CA8315.96,907

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Hercules, a Quiet Bedroom Community

I live in Hercules, CA and I look forward to each day here. Hercules was named after the Hercules Powder Company, which used to own the land as part of their factory. We are a bedroom community, situated near Berkeley, CA. Our city has one company, Bio Rad Laboratories located in the north of town. We have a large and renoved park in the middle of town that is just the place for picnics, concernts and other events. Recently, more shops, stores and restaurants have been developed due to the new housing built by the shoreline. It is easy to jump on Highway 80 to reach any place in San Francisco, Oakland or San Jose. We don't have a collage in town, but UC California at Berkeley is just down the road and one of the best schools in the country. Our streets were named in groups by the developers, so one lives in the flower, bird, tree or island regions of the city. Nightlife is quiet here, but the whole of the San Francisco Bay Area is in easy reach.
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Source: The Hercules, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).