Martinez is located on the south side of the Carquinez Strait in the San Francisco Bay Area, directly facing the city of Benicia. The downtown area features a large number of notable old buildings. A Shell refinery plant is nearby. Martinez is a prominent port and petroleum processing location. Summers are warm and dry , with some morning fog when the sea breezes are just right. Winters are mild. Martinez is the bocce ball capital of the United States with hundreds of bocce ball enthusiasts playing on City leagues. Martinez is the birthplace of Joe DiMaggio, famous New York Yankee slugger. You can see his boat, “Joltin' Joe“, at the Marina.

Amount of UC Davis and UCDHS Employees Who Live in Martinez

UC Davis Campus and UCDHS Employee BreakdownAmount of Employees Who Live in Martinez
UC Davis Campus8
UCDHS Campus4


*Based off payroll information from April 2015.  Only full time employee information included. 


View of downtown Martinez

Main Street Martiniz