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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. 4 beds,  3 baths
    1,775 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21717643
  2. 4 beds,  2 baths
    1,304 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21717637
  3. Photo of 136 Buttercup Circle, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21717231)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,756 sqft   lot 9,583 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21717231
  4. Photo of 249 Larkspur Lane, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21717708)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,276 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by , RE/MAX Gold
    MLS 21717708
  5. Photo of 886 Bransford Court, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21717697)
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    5 beds,  3 baths
    2,876 sqft   lot 9,583 sqft
    Listing provided by , RE/MAX Gold of Fairfield
    MLS 21717697
  6. Photo of 1520 Rehrmann Drive, Dixon, CA 95620 (MLS # 21717648)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,846 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by , Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 21717648
  7. Photo of 1316 Reeves Court, Suisun City, CA 94585 (MLS # 21717642)
    33
    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,970 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by , Faira.com Corp
    MLS 21717642
  8. Photo of 121 James River Road, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21717669)
    23
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,376 sqft   lot 8,276 sqft
    Listing provided by , Starwood Realty, Inc
    MLS 21717669
  9. Photo of 2881 Bay Tree Drive, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21717627)
    37
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,067 sqft   lot 3,920 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21717627
  10. Photo of 229 Santa Clara Avenue, Rio Vista, CA 94571 (MLS # 21717550)
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    2 beds,  1 bath
    944 sqft   lot 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by , Nunez Real Estate
    MLS 21717550
  11. 4 beds,  3 baths
    1,927 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by , PCH Realty
    MLS 21717639
  12. 5 beds,  4 baths
    3,257 sqft   lot 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by , RE/MAX Gold Corporate
    MLS 21717640
  13. Photo of 526 Diamond Hills Drive, Rio Vista, CA 94571 (MLS # 21717356)
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    2 beds,  2 baths
    1,172 sqft   lot 3,920 sqft
    Listing provided by , Shafer Real Estate
    MLS 21717356
  14. Photo of 1240 Cunningham Drive, Dixon, CA 95620 (MLS # 21717456)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,186 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by , Barrett-Leber Realty Inc
    MLS 21717456
  15. Photo of 6332 Pebble Beach Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21717701)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,221 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by , RE/MAX Accord
    MLS 21717701
  16. Photo of 310 Bantry Drive, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21717636)
    39
    3 beds,  3 baths
    2,572 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by , Epic Realty, Inc
    MLS 21717636
  17. Photo of 1177 Valle Vista Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21717538)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,925 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by , Hughes Realty - The Eco Broker
    MLS 21717538
  18. Photo of 1887 Shirley Drive, Benicia, CA 94510 (MLS # 460811)
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    2 beds,  2 baths
    939 sqft   lot 906 sqft
    Listing provided by , Fusion Real Estate Network
    MLS 460811
  19. Photo of 255 Seacrest Circle, Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21717615)
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    2 beds,  3 baths
    1,464 sqft   lot 1,742 sqft
    Listing provided by , Avant Properties
    MLS 21717615
  20. Photo of 1316 Reeves Court, SUISUN CITY, CA 94585 (MLS # 52118024)
    30
    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,970 sqft  
    MLS 52118024
  21. Photo of 187 Grape Street, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21717598)
    12
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,596 sqft   lot 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by , Better Homes Realty
    MLS 21717598
  22. Photo of 128 Gary Circle, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21717588)
    18
    2 beds,  1 bath
    1,140 sqft   lot 6,969 sqft
    Listing provided by , Margarita Mino Realty & Loans
    MLS 21717588
  23. Photo of 490 Trotter Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21717584)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    2,077 sqft   lot 12,196 sqft
    Listing provided by , Heritage Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21717584
  24. Photo of 508 Del Oro Court, Suisun City, CA 94585 (MLS # 21717577)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,591 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by , RE/MAX Gold of Fairfield
    MLS 21717577
  25. Photo of 437 Carter Street, Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21717453)
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    2 beds,  1 bath
    951 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by , BHHS Drysdale Properties
    MLS 21717453
  26. Photo of 845 Bounds Drive, Dixon, CA 95620 (MLS # 21717529)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,389 sqft   lot 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by , Century 21 M&M and Associates
    MLS 21717529
  27. Photo of 1132 Cinnabar Way, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21717523)
    21
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,671 sqft   lot 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by , Kendrick Realty, Inc.
    MLS 21717523
  28. Photo of 1887 Shirley Drive, Benicia, CA 94510 (MLS # 21717519)
    24
    2 beds,  2 baths
    939 sqft   lot 871 sqft
    Listing provided by , Fusion Real Estate Network
    MLS 21717519
  29. Photo of 8006 Kenai Court, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21717440)
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    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,999 sqft   lot 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by , Pope Real Estate, Inc
    MLS 21717440
  30. Photo of 241 J West Street, Benicia, CA 94510 (MLS # 21717703)
    24
    3 beds,  1 bath
    1,326 sqft   lot 9,147 sqft
    Listing provided by , Estey Real Estate
    MLS 21717703
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