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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 425 Meadows Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21829486)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,391 sqft   lot 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by Theresa Contreras, Sequoia Real Estate
    MLS 21829486
  2. Photo of 440 Stinson Avenue, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21829481)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,256 sqft   lot 871 sqft
    Listing provided by David Franzoni, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21829481
  3. Photo of 725 Wren Court, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21829488)
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    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,888 sqft   lot 6,969 sqft
    Listing provided by Kurt Parkinson, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21829488
  4. Photo of 1318 Kansas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21828982)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,000 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by Lucas Wiseman, Skyline Properties
    MLS 21828982
  5. Photo of 1715 Sunset Avenue, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21829477)
    22
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,748 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listing provided by Susan Westfall, Praxis Realty, Inc
    MLS 21829477
  6. Photo of 319 Franklin Court, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21829478)
    9
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,430 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by Michael Hulsey, Windermere Hulsey & Associates
    MLS 21829478
  7. Photo of 1835 Mountain View Terrace, Benicia, CA 94510 (MLS # 21829327)
    17
    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,129 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by Marleen Deane, Olson Realty, Inc
    MLS 21829327
  8. Photo of 674 Mini Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21829286)
    27
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,214 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by Susan Westfall, Praxis Realty, Inc
    MLS 21829286
  9. Photo of 5318 Gramercy Circle, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21829461)
    31
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,950 sqft   lot 3,484 sqft
    Listing provided by Randy Nichols, RE/MAX Accord
    MLS 21829461
  10. Photo of 142 Tuolumne Street, Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 478890)
    21
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,029 sqft   lot 3,048 sqft
    Listing provided by Michael Hanley, The Hanley Team
    MLS 478890
  11. Photo of 142 Tuolumne St, VALLEJO, CA 94590 (MLS # 40846305)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,029 sqft   lot 3,049 sqft
    MLS 40846305
  12. Photo of 237 Cascade Drive, VACAVILLE, CA 95687-4905 (MLS # 40846303)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,602 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    MLS 40846303
  13. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,492 sqft   lot 6,137 sqft
    MLS 40846300
  14. Photo of 237 Cascade Drive, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 478883)
    33
    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,602 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by Renee Jordan, Jordan Real Estate Group - RE/MAX Gold
    MLS 478883
  15. Photo of 248 Raleigh Drive, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21829438)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,617 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by Susan Truax, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21829438
  16. Photo of 142 Tuolumne Street, Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21829437)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,029 sqft   lot 3,049 sqft
    Listing provided by Michael Hanley, The Hanley Team
    MLS 21829437
  17. Photo of 4006 Jade Crest Hill Way, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21829296)
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    3 beds,  4 baths
    2,827 sqft   lot 16,988 sqft
    Listing provided by Vicki Wethington, Century 21 MM
    MLS 21829296
  18. Photo of 454 Royal Oaks Court, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21829462)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,544 sqft   lot 8,712 sqft
    Listing provided by Garland Dunham, Dunham Realty
    MLS 21829462
  19. Photo of 100 Coughlan Street, Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21829436)
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    Price Drop
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,726 sqft   lot 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by Christopher Jacobson, Lenzi Real Estate
    MLS 21829436
  20. Photo of 115 Sawyer Street, Vallejo, CA 94589 (MLS # 21829320)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,274 sqft   lot 5,227 sqft
    Listing provided by Renee Jordan, Jordan Real Estate Group - RE/MAX Gold
    MLS 21829320
  21. Photo of 433 Carter Street, Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21829433)
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    3 beds,  1 bath
    1,022 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by Edward Rapisarda, Fox Real Estate Group
    MLS 21829433
  22. Photo of 237 Cascade Drive, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21829315)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,602 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by Renee Jordan, Jordan Real Estate Group - RE/MAX Gold
    MLS 21829315
  23. Photo of 100 Nautilus Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591 (MLS # 21829389)
    39
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,834 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by Timothy Garton, RE/MAX Gold-Vallejo
    MLS 21829389
  24. Photo of 483 Cottonwood Drive, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21829376)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,938 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by William Osborne, REALHome Services and Solutions, Inc
    MLS 21829376
  25. Photo of 333 Moorland Street, Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21829179)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,338 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by Rommel Lubuguin, Journey Home Realty
    MLS 21829179
  26. Photo of 2563 Pembrook Way, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21829287)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,525 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by Joanna Norris, Rhoads Realty
    MLS 21829287
  27. Photo of 7495 Putman Road, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21829430)
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    2 beds,  1 bath
    1,075 sqft   lot 4.86 ac
    Listing provided by Lynn Farris, Windermere Hulsey & Associates
    MLS 21829430
  28. Photo of 772 Lovers Lane, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21829383)
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    2 beds,  1 bath
    1,052 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by Juan Anchante, RE/MAX Gold of Fairfield
    MLS 21829383
  29. Photo of 351 Aaron Circle, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21829382)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    1,952 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by Kristen Navarro, Big Block Realty
    MLS 21829382
  30. Photo of 407 Wolfe Street, Vallejo, CA 94590 (MLS # 21829367)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,497 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by CHRISTIAN ESPINOSA RODRIGUEZ, REALTY ONE GROUP ELITE
    MLS 21829367
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