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Solano County

Welcome to Solano County

Solano County occupies a unique spot in the Bay Area counties. It bridges the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley, presiding over the junction of Suisun Bay and the Sacramento Delta. The county provides residents with the best of both worlds, opening up all of the recreational options the Delta offers, as well as the amenities, employment, and recreational opportunities in the greater Bay Area.

Solano County is growing quickly. It has more room for growth than the other counties. Residents are drawn to ample, affordable housing. The people who live here enjoy a vibrant county with warm weather, rolling hills, and the bounty that comes with the climate. Seasonal farmer’s markets sell local produce. The dining scene is becoming more ethnic and sophisticated, as locals want more variety. The county offers a wonderful blend of old and new. Rio Vista maintains the slower vibe of a river town. Benicia creates a sense of history, with its Victorian architecture, and brief former role as the capitol of the state. Suisun has a redeveloped waterfront with a public marina and promenade. Meanwhile, rapidly growing areas such as Vacaville and Fairfield create new opportunities and traditions.

Locals have the option of commuting to other Bay Area centers of industry and office parks, or they can take advantage of local industries. Agriculture is a main industry here, with more than 80 different crops and animals grown and raised. The county is one of the leading producers in the state for Sudan grass hay, sheep, and lamb.

The lay of the land

Solano County sits to the east of Napa County across Suisun Bay from Contra Costa County. It is also bordered by Yolo, Sacramento, and Contra Costa Counties.
The county covers 909 square miles and is the third largest Bay Area County with the third smallest population, with 431,131 residents (according to the U.S. Census’ 2014 estimate). Fairfield is the county seat. Vallejo is the largest city in Solano County, while Rio Vista is the smallest.

Getting around

Solano County has a network of smaller highways and major freeways running through it (80, 680, 12, and 160). Public Transportation options include SolTrans and FAST Transit buses. Vallejo does have a ferry line connecting it to the San Francisco Ferry Building.

Local highlights

The Solano County Office of Education oversees seven school districts serving 68,000 students in 100 schools. A variety of private Catholic, parochial, and independent schools also serve the area.

For higher education, Solano Community College has four campuses: Fairfield, Travis Air Force Base, Vallejo, and Vacaville. The California Maritime Academy in Vallejo has a long history in the area and was the first maritime school in the West. It is now part of the state school system, filling a special niche within the system.

The county has several museums that reflect a community once dominated by the Navy and the Air Force as well as Vallejo and Benicia’s roles in the early days of the gold rush. The Travis Air Museum, Benicia Historical Museum, and Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum give history buffs a chance to glimpse what life was like in a different time.

Other museums worth visiting include the Western Railway Museum between Rio Vista and Suisun City, which highlights the history of the railways in the west and offers rides in restored trains and streetcars, and the Rio Vista Museum, which looks at the history of life on the Sacramento River halfway between the Capitol and San Francisco.

Mare Island was once a bustling shipyard, which served the needs of the U.S. Navy for 142 years before closing in 1996. The island is in a transitional phase, with development possibilities being discussed while restoration efforts are currently underway.

More than 25 spots are listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Solano County, including Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Other places of note include the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park in Benicia, the Bird and Dinkelspiel Store in Birds Landing, Vallejo City Hall in Vallejo, and the USCGC Storis, a light icebreaker and cutter that served in the Coast Guard for more than 60 years.

Shiloh Wind Power Plant in the Montezuma Hills captures the winds that come off the bay and head toward the Delta, some of the strongest in the area.

For creative and performing arts Solano has a thriving art scene represented by several local theatres. The Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre is the largest in the area, followed by the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts. Performers include the Vallejo Symphony, Vallejo Musical Theatre, and Solano Winds Community Concert Band. Pepperbelly’s Comedy & Variety Theatre in Fairfield is another option.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a theme park in Vallejo. It has roller coasters, water rides, and animal attractions, and is a popular destination for families.
The Jelly Belly Factory in Vacaville is a working factory that’s open to the public, giving tours and selling jelly beans, including the popular “belly flops” by the bag.

The great outdoors

San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Grizzly Island Wildlife Area have opportunities for bird watching and investigating marsh, mudflats and wetlands.

Benicia State Recreation area looks out at the water facing south, and is an ideal spot for bicycling, running, and walking.

Lynch Canyon Open Space is a joint operation between the county and the Solano Land Trust, and has hiking trails and picnic spots among the hilly grasslands.

Sandy Beach Park in Rio Vista is a camping and boating park along the shore of the Sacramento, and offers nice views for a picnic.

Lake Solano Park is in the northernmost part of the county, and is a nice spot for camping, kayaking, and fly fishing. It sits east of Putah Creek State Wildlife Area and Lake Berryessa.

Cities Located in Solano County

  •  American Canyon
  •  Benicia
  •  Birds Landing
  •  Dixon
  •  Elmira
  •  Fairfield
  •  Isleton
  •  Rio Vista
  •  Suisun City
  •  Vacaville
  •  Vallejo
  •  Walnut Grove
  •  Winters

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  1. Photo of Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21615267)
    2 beds,  1 full bath
    772 sqft   lot 3,746 sqft
    Walk Score® 68
    Listing provided by Renee' Martin, All State Homes
    MLS 21615267
  2. Photo of 119 Ramos Street, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21706318)
    3 beds,  1 full bath
    1,125 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Walk Score® 76
    Listing provided by Chenais Siry, Coldwell Banker Residential
    MLS 21706318
  3. Photo of 1407 Minahan Way, Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21705441)
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,830 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Walk Score® 46
    Listing provided by Diana Haney, Cirimele & Associates, Inc
    MLS 21705441
  4. Photo of 870 Hillside Terrace, Rio Vista, CA 94571 (MLS # 21706244)
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,500 sqft   lot 13,939 sqft
    Walk Score® 72
    Listing provided by Rebecca Cabral, Century 21 M&M and Associates
    MLS 21706244
  5. Photo of 2162 Newfoundland Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534 (MLS # 21706069)
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,450 sqft  
    Walk Score® 2
    Listing provided by Christopher Bommarito, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21706069
  6. Photo of 2113 Percheron Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534 (MLS # 21706091)
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    2,177 sqft   lot 4,286 sqft
    Walk Score® 1
    Listing provided by Cynthia Maes, Century 21 M&M and Associates
    MLS 21706091
  7. Photo of 751 Timberline Place, Fairfield, CA 94534 (MLS # 21704620)
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,168 sqft   lot 6,939 sqft
    Walk Score® 13
    Listing provided by Susan Westfall, Praxis Realty, Inc
    MLS 21704620
  8. Photo of 591 Arlene Drive, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21705350)
    Open House
    4 beds,  3 full baths
    2,348 sqft   lot 9,231 sqft
    Walk Score® 29
    Listing provided by Margit Miller, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21705350
  9. Photo of 8042 Finchley Court, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21705915)
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,809 sqft   lot 5,454 sqft
    Walk Score® 9
    Listing provided by Timothy Bittle, Fusion Real Estate Network
    MLS 21705915
  10. Photo of Benicia, CA 94510 (MLS # 21706350)
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    1,130 sqft   lot 3,485 sqft
    Walk Score® 38
    Listing provided by Todd Willis, Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific
    MLS 21706350
  11. 3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,118 sqft   lot 5,663 sqft
    Walk Score® 26
    Listing provided by Nicole Solari, The Solari Team at RE/MAX GOLD
    MLS 21705838
  12. Photo of 8015 Vertine Court, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21706358)
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,713 sqft   lot 2,143 sqft
    Walk Score® 44
    Listing provided by Ty Leon-Guerrero, Team 1 Realty
    MLS 21706358
  13. Photo of 5216 Etruscan Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534 (MLS # 21706029)
    Open House
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,804 sqft   lot 6,229 sqft
    Walk Score® 17
    Listing provided by Brendan Lesti, Windermere Napa Valley Properties
    MLS 21706029
  14. Photo of 1333 North Camino Alto None, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21706030)
    Open House
    1 bed,  1 full bath
    640 sqft   lot 435 sqft
    Walk Score® 36
    Listing provided by Stephen Ridge, BHHS Drysdale Properties
    MLS 21706030
  15. 2 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,080 sqft   lot 758 sqft
    Walk Score® 33
    Listing provided by Brooke Schouten, Leisure Town Properties
    MLS 21700651
  16. Photo of Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21704372)
    2 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,418 sqft   lot 1,472 sqft
    Walk Score® 18
    Listing provided by Noble Griswold, Realty World All Services
    MLS 21704372
  17. Photo of 686 Tipperary Drive, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21702940)
    Open House
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,268 sqft   lot 5,998 sqft
    Walk Score® 28
    Listing provided by Patricia Sittinger, Stumbaugh Realty Advisors
    MLS 21702940
  18. 3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,447 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Walk Score® 14
    Listing provided by Juliet Watson, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21706314
  19. Photo of 1320 Cornell Drive, Dixon, CA 95620 (MLS # 21706291)
    Open House
    4 beds,  3 full baths
    2,169 sqft   lot 5,428 sqft
    Walk Score® 12
    Listing provided by Olivia Barrett, Barrett-Leber Realty, Inc
    MLS 21706291
  20. Photo of 118 Georgetown Drive, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21706038)
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,296 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Walk Score® 34
    Listing provided by Renee Neuman, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21706038
  21. Photo of 785 Oxford Way, Benicia, CA 94510 (MLS # 21704474)
    Open House
    4 beds,  3 full baths
    2,649 sqft   lot 11,840 sqft
    Walk Score® 4
    Listing provided by John Loughmiller, Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific
    MLS 21704474
  22. Photo of Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21706202)
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,256 sqft   lot 5,663 sqft
    Walk Score® 40
    Listing provided by Susana Fulcher, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21706202
  23. Photo of 9030 Cambridge Circle, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21706172)
    Open House
    4 beds,  3 full baths
    2,829 sqft   lot 4,194 sqft
    Walk Score® 34
    Listing provided by Andrew Urban, Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific
    MLS 21706172
  24. Photo of 1724 Marshall Road, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21706242)
    Open House
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,905 sqft   lot 5,663 sqft
    Walk Score® 48
    Listing provided by Gilberto Duenas, GD Realty
    MLS 21706242
  25. Photo of 488 Crescent Drive, Rio Vista, CA 94571 (MLS # 21706276)
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    2,029 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Walk Score® 77
    Listing provided by Clifford McGahey, McGahey Real Estate
    MLS 21706276
  26. Photo of 555 Russell Street, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21704243)
    Open House
    2 beds,  1 full bath
    840 sqft   lot 4,792 sqft
    Walk Score® 55
    Listing provided by Jerry Pujals, Coldwell Banker B of V-Napa
    MLS 21704243
  27. Photo of 4771 Brookside Circle, Fairfield, CA 94534 (MLS # 21706033)
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    2,031 sqft   lot 5,279 sqft
    Walk Score® 17
    Listing provided by Renee Neuman, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21706033
  28. Photo of 2851 Sunshine Circle, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21706261)
    2 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,603 sqft   lot 1,742 sqft
    Walk Score® 56
    Listing provided by Heather Estebez, Fusion Real Estate Network
    MLS 21706261
  29. 3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,384 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Walk Score® 33
    Listing provided by Tuly Wilkins, Century 21 M&M and Associates
    MLS 21706256
  30. Photo of 614 Daniels Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21706248)
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,702 sqft   lot 1,568 sqft
    Walk Score® 61
    Listing provided by Randall Mancuso, The Sayles Group, Inc
    MLS 21706248
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