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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 551 Citrine Circle, Fairfield, CA 94534 (MLS # 21711953)
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    4 beds,  3 full baths
    2,110 sqft   lot 3,189 sqft
    Walk Score® 7
    Listing provided by Fidel Moralez, Windermere Hulsey & Associates
    MLS 21711953
  2. Photo of 1801 Marshall Road, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21711924)
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    1 bed,  1 full bath
    714 sqft   lot 701 sqft
    Walk Score® 41
    Listing provided by Kathleen Ramos, Stumbaugh Realty Advisors
    MLS 21711924
  3. Photo of 391 Columbia Circle, Benicia, CA 94510 (MLS # 21711458)
    15
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    1,157 sqft   lot 5,201 sqft
    Walk Score® 21
    Listing provided by Patricia Allen, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21711458
  4. Photo of 307 Sawyer Street, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21710584)
    25
    4 beds,  2 full baths
    1,080 sqft   lot 5,227 sqft
    Walk Score® 48
    Listing provided by Rod Nubla, Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific
    MLS 21710584
  5. Photo of 585 Topeka Lane, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21711838)
    33
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    3,018 sqft   lot 8,459 sqft
    Walk Score® 16
    Listing provided by Dawn French, Rapisarda Real Estate
    MLS 21711838
  6. Photo of 157 Peach Street, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21711887)
    3
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,544 sqft   lot 7,545 sqft
    Walk Score® 55
    Listing provided by Allegra Gigante-Luft, 3Tree Realty, Inc
    MLS 21711887
  7. 4 beds,  1 full, 1 half baths
    1,635 sqft   lot 5,663 sqft
    Walk Score® 54
    Listing provided by Byron Hendrick, Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 21711943
  8. Photo of 1060 Fox Hound Road, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21711737)
    33
    Open House
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,542 sqft   lot 6,060 sqft
    Walk Score® 7
    Listing provided by Nancy Maty, KW Vaca Valley
    MLS 21711737
  9. Photo of 1272 West 14th Street, Benicia, CA 94510 (MLS # 21711941)
    24
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    2,205 sqft   lot 5,663 sqft
    Walk Score® 14
    Listing provided by Stephen Poirier, Executive Brokers, sm
    MLS 21711941
  10. Photo of 829 Celestine Circle, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21711205)
    18
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,387 sqft   lot 5,306 sqft
    Walk Score® 13
    Listing provided by Lynn Farris, Windermere Hulsey & Associates
    MLS 21711205
  11. Photo of 1760 Utah Street, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21701547)
    17
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    925 sqft   lot 4,792 sqft
    Walk Score® 65
    Listing provided by Robert Sandoval, Stephanie DeShon
    MLS 21701547
  12. Photo of 1107 Sonata Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21711790)
    50
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    1,167 sqft   lot 1,076 sqft
    Walk Score® 29
    Listing provided by Shailendra Prasad, RE/MAX Gold Elite
    MLS 21711790
  13. Photo of 218 Valle Vista Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21711831)
    35
    2 beds,  1 full bath
    1,214 sqft   lot 5,663 sqft
    Walk Score® 64
    Listing provided by Loy Jackson, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21711831
  14. Photo of 473 Morales Court, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21711804)
    41
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,288 sqft   lot 6,268 sqft
    Walk Score® 59
    Listing provided by Francie Vicondoa, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21711804
  15. Photo of 59 Marshall Way, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21711909)
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    Open House
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,438 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Walk Score® 14
    Listing provided by Timothy Garton, RE/MAX Gold-Vallejo
    MLS 21711909
  16. Photo of 525 Galway Court, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21711921)
    38
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,988 sqft   lot 7,009 sqft
    Walk Score® 20
    Listing provided by Jacqueline Plata, Plata Realty Group, Inc
    MLS 21711921
  17. Photo of 3758 Clay Bank Road, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21709690)
    34
    4 beds,  3 full baths
    2,512 sqft   lot 8,686 sqft
    Walk Score® 29
    Listing provided by Rose King, Monarch Real Estate Group
    MLS 21709690
  18. Photo of 149 Kathy Ellen Court, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21711908)
    33
    5 beds,  3 full baths
    3,696 sqft   lot 10,890 sqft
    Walk Score® 39
    Listing provided by David Samson, Heritage Sothebys International Realty
    MLS 21711908
  19. Photo of 2206 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21711878)
    33
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,296 sqft   lot 2,265 sqft
    Walk Score® 72
    Listing provided by Curtis Lafferty, Century 21 Schutjer Realty, Inc
    MLS 21711878
  20. Photo of Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21711730)
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    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,731 sqft   lot 4,957 sqft
    Walk Score® 26
    Listing provided by Marjorie Trammell, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21711730
  21. Photo of 2123 Marshall Road, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21711703)
    30
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,417 sqft   lot 5,645 sqft
    Walk Score® 25
    Listing provided by Stacy Torres, Stumbaugh Realty Advisors
    MLS 21711703
  22. Photo of 79 Rodondo Avenue, Suisun City, CA 94585 (MLS # 21711654)
    50
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,384 sqft   lot 5,663 sqft
    Walk Score® 49
    Listing provided by Bonnie Falk, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21711654
  23. Photo of 112 Foothill Drive, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21711890)
    32
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    2,143 sqft   lot 6,900 sqft
    Walk Score® 34
    Listing provided by Kathleen Ramos, Stumbaugh Realty Advisors
    MLS 21711890
  24. Photo of 46 Del Prado Circle, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21709919)
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    2 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,224 sqft   lot 1,307 sqft
    Walk Score® 48
    Listing provided by Kevin Dugger, RE/MAX Gold Davis
    MLS 21709919
  25. 3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,426 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Walk Score® 40
    Listing provided by Sofia Waiz, Greater Solano Real Estate Services
    MLS 21711880
  26. Photo of 2750 Woodmont Drive, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21705730)
    9
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,578 sqft   lot 8,403 sqft
    Walk Score® 34
    Listing provided by Jason Francis, RE/MAX Gold of Fairfield
    MLS 21705730
  27. Photo of 737 Pismo Court, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21711755)
    22
    Open House
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,544 sqft   lot 3,772 sqft
    Walk Score® 29
    Listing provided by Jill Blechschmidt, McGuire Capital Group Realty
    MLS 21711755
  28. Photo of 361 Franklin Court, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21711842)
    14
    3 beds,  1 full bath
    960 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Walk Score® 50
    Listing provided by Lionel Bohanon, Unique Properties
    MLS 21711842
  29. Photo of 772 Derry Circle, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21711688)
    18
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,708 sqft   lot 6,621 sqft
    Walk Score® 22
    Listing provided by Kathryn Schuster, Schuster Real Estate
    MLS 21711688
  30. 3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,443 sqft   lot 3,115 sqft
    Walk Score® 72
    Listing provided by Cindy Poehls, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21711791
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