Whether you are moving just around the corner or across the country, moving can be a difficult and overwhelming experience. To assist with your relocation, here are some of the resources to help get settled in your new home in Hercules:
The Neighborhoods of Hercules
The City of Hercules comprises several "themed" developments.
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The City of Hercules is served by several of the regions top-scoring public schools through both the West Contra Costa Unified School District and the John Swett Unified School District.
If you’re looking for a place to live in Hercules, check out the following:
Doctor’s Medical Center
2000 Vale Road
San Pablo, CA 94806
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
901 Nevin Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
Kaiser Foundation Hospital
975 Sereno Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
Hercules offers many activities for its residents. A list of these activities is published periodically in the Parks & Recreation Activity Guide and “The Herculean.” For a current copy, please call the City Clerk’s office at (510) 799-8215.
Water service is provided by East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD). There is a fee for setting up a new account. You may telephone the Customer Service Office at (866) 403-2683. They will need your name, address, whether you own or are renting, your employer and your home and work telephone numbers.
Garbage and Recycling
Every residence is required to have curbside garbage collection. The fees vary depending on size and number of cans you have. Contact Richmond Sanitary Services at (510) 262-7100, 3260 Blume Drive, Richmond, for more information. The West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority, also provides mobile collection services for seniors and disabled residents. For more information call 1-888-412-9277.
Electricity and Gas
The Hercules Municipal Utility (“HMU”) provides safe, reliable, and cost effective electric service to retail consumers in Hercules that are located in and around new development areas. For more information, call (510) 799-8285. Please note: HMU customers will still need to contact PG&E for gas services.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) provides electricity and gas service to Hercules residences and businesses. They would like a one-week notice for connecting service at your new address. Call them at 1-800-PGE-5000. A deposit is required to establish services.
Phone, Television and Internet
AT&T offers telephone and DSL Internet connections. For more information, call Customer Service at (800) 310-2355.
Comcast offers cable services, digital phone and Internet access. For more information, call Customer Service at (888) COM-CAST (266-2278).
DirecTV offers satellite services. For more information, visit their website or call Customer Service at 1-888-777-2454. If you are an existing customer call 1-877-616-MOVE.
Vonage offers telephone services through an internet connection. For more information, call 1-800-705-7092.
Hercules also has its own public access television station, Channel 28.
The daily newspaper for Hercules is the West County Times. You may subscribe by calling (510) 758-8400.
Hercules has many modes of transportation
available to its residents including buses, airports and major highways. The City is also working on an Intermodal Transit Center
which will include train, bus and ferry services.