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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 600 Fox Hollow Way, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21726891)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,266 sqft   lot 8,276 sqft
    Listing provided by , Tri-Star Realty
    MLS 21726891
  2. Photo of 581 Birkdale Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21726881)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,166 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by , Crestline Realty
    MLS 21726881
  3. Photo of Rio Vista, CA 94571 (MLS # 21726870)
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    2 beds,  2 baths
    1,837 sqft   lot 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by , Shea Homes Marketing Company
    MLS 21726870
  4. Photo of 142 Dillon Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21726855)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,323 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by , Century 21 Realty Alliance Fine Homes and Estates
    MLS 21726855
  5. Photo of Rio Vista, CA 94571 (MLS # 21726852)
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    2 beds,  3 baths
    2,091 sqft   lot 6,969 sqft
    Listing provided by , Shea Homes Marketing Company
    MLS 21726852
  6. Photo of 177 Persimmon Circle, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21726571)
    40
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,381 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by , McGuire Capital Group Realty
    MLS 21726571
  7. Photo of 109 Crownpointe Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21726795)
    13
    4 beds,  3 baths
    1,475 sqft   lot 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by , Keller Williams Realty Elk Grove
    MLS 21726795
  8. Photo of 291 Quartz Lane, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21726569)
    18
    4 beds,  3 baths
    1,671 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21726569
  9. Photo of 249 Baker Street, Benicia, CA 94510 (MLS # 21726835)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    1,800 sqft  
    Listing provided by , Mustico Realty
    MLS 21726835
  10. Photo of 4088 Summer Gate Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21726788)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,606 sqft   lot 3,920 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific
    MLS 21726788
  11. Photo of 2206 Greenfield Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534 (MLS # 21726776)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,405 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by , RE/MAX Gold of Fairfield
    MLS 21726776
  12. Photo of 2944 Marigold Drive, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21726671)
    38
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,658 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by , California Investment Properties
    MLS 21726671
  13. Photo of 1602 Glenmore Drive, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21726721)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,075 sqft   lot 1,742 sqft
    Listing provided by , 1st Realty & Investment Inc.
    MLS 21726721
  14. Photo of 306 Utah Street, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21726746)
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    3 beds,  1 bath
    1,356 sqft   lot 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by , Stever Realty-Stever & Associates
    MLS 21726746
  15. Photo of 111 Isle Royale Circle, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21726740)
    19
    2 beds,  2 baths
    1,432 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by , The Kelly Company
    MLS 21726740
  16. Photo of 4697 Green Valley Road, Fairfield, CA 94534 (MLS # 21726732)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    2,462 sqft   lot 1.08 ac
    Listing provided by , Security Pacific Real Estate
    MLS 21726732
  17. Photo of 918 5th Street, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21726729)
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    3 beds,  1 bath
    1,140 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by , RE/MAX Gold of Fairfield
    MLS 21726729
  18. Photo of 208 Mesa Verde Street, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21726710)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,442 sqft   lot 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by , RE/MAX Gold-Vallejo
    MLS 21726710
  19. 2 beds,  1 bath
    832 sqft   lot 4,356 sqft
    MLS 40804031
  20. Photo of 8080 CARLISLE WAY, VALLEJO, CA 94591-8586 (MLS # 40804026)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,245 sqft   lot 4,042 sqft
    MLS 40804026
  21. Photo of 173 Novato Drive, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21726682)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,628 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by , Kevin Roberts, Broker
    MLS 21726682
  22. Photo of 8080 Carlisle Way, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21726285)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,245 sqft   lot 3,920 sqft
    Listing provided by , Golden Gate Realty & Finance
    MLS 21726285
  23. Photo of 234 Del Loma Court, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21726676)
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    2 beds,  2 baths
    998 sqft  
    Listing provided by , REO Broker Experts Nor Cal
    MLS 21726676
  24. Photo of 113 Foster, VALLEJO, CA 94591-5505 (MLS # 40803979)
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    3 beds,  1 bath
    817 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    MLS 40803979
  25. Photo of 116 Nautilus Dr, VALLEJO, CA 94591 (MLS # 40803974)
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    5 beds,  3 baths
    2,088 sqft   lot 5,227 sqft
    MLS 40803974
  26. Photo of 410 Lloyd Court, Benicia, CA 94510 (MLS # 21725812)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    3,162 sqft   lot 8,276 sqft
    Listing provided by , Caldwell Realty & Property Mgt
    MLS 21725812
  27. Photo of 120 Litchfield Court, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21726401)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,232 sqft   lot 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by , Life Realty Inc
    MLS 21726401
  28. Photo of 116 Nautilus Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21726641)
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    5 beds,  3 baths
    2,088 sqft   lot 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by , Century 21 Marquis
    MLS 21726641
  29. Photo of 141 Rodeo Court, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21726639)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,310 sqft   lot 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by , RE/MAX Gold
    MLS 21726639
  30. Photo of 337 Madison Avenue, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21726638)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,199 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by , Appreciation Realty Services Inc.
    MLS 21726638
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