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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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    2 beds,  2 full baths
    1,163 sqft   lot 1,742 sqft
    Walk Score® 65
    Listing provided by Jared Labarga, RE/MAX Gold
    MLS 21703516
  2. Photo of 128 Coloma Way, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21703495)
    3 beds,  1 full, 1 half baths
    1,031 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Walk Score® 24
    Listing provided by Laura Sanchez, Heritage Sothebys International Realty
    MLS 21703495
  3. 4 beds,  3 full, 1 half baths
    2,367 sqft   lot 10,507 sqft
    Walk Score® 0
    Listing provided by Diane Shafer, Shafer Real Estate
    MLS 21703508
  4. Photo of 1414 Rice Street, Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21627005)
    3 beds,  1 full bath
    1,008 sqft   lot 2,321 sqft
    Walk Score® 69
    Listing provided by Andrew Urban, Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific
    MLS 21627005
  5. Photo of 1103 Humphrey Drive, Suisun City, CA 94585 (MLS # 21703492)
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,820 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Walk Score® 25
    Listing provided by Ty Leon-Guerrero, Team 1 Realty
    MLS 21703492
  6. Photo of 1761 Stoneman Drive, Suisun City, CA 94585 (MLS # 21702989)
    5 beds,  3 full baths
    2,310 sqft   lot 3,382 sqft
    Walk Score® 12
    Listing provided by Hendrik Lesterhuis, Discovery Realty, Inc.
    MLS 21702989
  7. Photo of 1858 Barbour Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534 (MLS # 21627128)
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,487 sqft   lot 8,276 sqft
    Walk Score® 64
    Listing provided by Cecile McNaughton, Greater Solano Real Estate Services
    MLS 21627128
  8. Photo of 1251 Redwood Court, Dixon, CA 95620 (MLS # 21703460)
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    2,201 sqft   lot 3,049 sqft
    Walk Score® 15
    Listing provided by Kerry Godwin, Century 21 M&M and Associates
    MLS 21703460
  9. Photo of 5221 Conley Lane, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21700466)
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,998 sqft   lot 5,763 sqft
    Walk Score® 0
    Listing provided by Louie LeLaurin, RE/MAX Accord
    MLS 21700466
  10. Photo of 442 Seahorse Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21703382)
    5 beds,  3 full baths
    2,090 sqft   lot 6,782 sqft
    Walk Score® 12
    Listing provided by Christopher Luna, J. Rockcliff Realtors Inc.
    MLS 21703382
  11. Photo of 3215 Terrace Beach Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21703468)
    5 beds,  3 full baths
    2,455 sqft   lot 7,205 sqft
    Walk Score® 17
    Listing provided by Amandeep Nahal, Century 21 M&M and Associates
    MLS 21703468
  12. Photo of 101 Limestone Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21703457)
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,389 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Walk Score® 34
    MLS 21703457
  13. Photo of 521 Seagull Drive, Suisun City, CA 94585 (MLS # 21703455)
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,308 sqft   lot 5,663 sqft
    Walk Score® 35
    Listing provided by Alexanderia Cabillo, RE/MAX Gold
    MLS 21703455
  14. Photo of 132 Mountain View Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21703233)
    3 beds,  1 full, 1 half baths
    1,765 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Walk Score® 51
    Listing provided by Deanna Dudley, RE/MAX Gold
    MLS 21703233
  15. Photo of 127 Campbell Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21627495)
    2 beds,  1 full bath
    988 sqft   lot 2,800 sqft
    Walk Score® 63
    Listing provided by Jing Jiang, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate J.F. Finnegan
    MLS 21627495
  16. Photo of 610 Stern Drive, Dixon, CA 95620 (MLS # 21702618)
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,571 sqft   lot 8,586 sqft
    Walk Score® 42
    Listing provided by Shirley Barklow, Century 21 M&M and Associates
    MLS 21702618
  17. 4 beds,  2 full baths
    1,312 sqft   lot 5,227 sqft
    Walk Score® 56
    Listing provided by Dannice Fuller, Alliance Bay Realty
    MLS 21703362
  18. Photo of 229 Hermosa Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21703415)
    2 beds,  1 full bath
    1,128 sqft   lot 6,360 sqft
    Walk Score® 50
    Listing provided by Danny Norway, Scuderia Realty
    MLS 21703415
  19. Photo of 1200 Las Encinas Court, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21703414)
    4 beds,  3 full baths
    2,775 sqft   lot 12,284 sqft
    Walk Score® 30
    Listing provided by Michelle Panizza, Kendrick Realty, Inc.
    MLS 21703414
  20. Photo of 125 Amberwood Court, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21626108)
    Open House
    3 beds,  3 full baths
    2,174 sqft   lot 8,891 sqft
    Walk Score® 22
    Listing provided by Elizabeth Fry, Intero Real Estate Services
    MLS 21626108
  21. Photo of 3019 Roadrunner Drive, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21703408)
    Open House
    4 beds,  3 full baths
    2,003 sqft   lot 2,705 sqft
    Walk Score® 3
    Listing provided by Jacqueline Plata, Plata Realty Group, Inc
    MLS 21703408
  22. Photo of 2837 Rockridge Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534 (MLS # 21703320)
    4 beds,  3 full baths
    2,469 sqft   lot 4,500 sqft
    Walk Score® 5
    Listing provided by Rusty Simmons, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21703320
  23. Photo of 369 Bishop Drive, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21703386)
    4 beds,  2 full baths
    1,906 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Walk Score® 60
    Listing provided by Janice Jackson, 1st Realty & Investment Inc.
    MLS 21703386
  24. Photo of 270 Atlantic Drive, Rio Vista, CA 94571 (MLS # 21703102)
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    1,439 sqft   lot 4,269 sqft
    Walk Score® 0
    Listing provided by Ralene Nelson, Century 21 M&M and Associates
    MLS 21703102
  25. Photo of Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21703379)
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    2,075 sqft   lot 1,734 sqft
    Walk Score® 64
    Listing provided by Philip Williams, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21703379
  26. Photo of 856 Antiquity Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534 (MLS # 21700201)
    Open House
    4 beds,  3 full, 1 half baths
    3,611 sqft   lot 12,240 sqft
    Walk Score® 10
    Listing provided by Mariam Khugiani, Country Estates, Inc
    MLS 21700201
  27. 3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,296 sqft   lot 5,663 sqft
    Walk Score® 43
    Listing provided by Ric Cheng, RE/MAX Gold
    MLS 21703368
  28. Photo of 589 Vintage Valley Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534 (MLS # 21703358)
    Open House
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,786 sqft   lot 5,288 sqft
    Walk Score® 35
    Listing provided by Mary Ann McVicar, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21703358
  29. 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 Home Loans
    MLS 21615267
  30. Photo of 307 Corkwood Street, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21703261)
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,143 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Walk Score® 35
    Listing provided by Cecilia Ganzon, Triumph Realty Group, Inc.
    MLS 21703261
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