Solano is the eastern most county of the North Bay area. It’s tiny, only 906 square miles, but a growing mix of rural and suburban centers. Midway between Sacramento and San Francisco, the county has easy access to some of the best amenities in California. The largest city is Vallejo; others include Fairfield, Vacaville, Benicia and Suisun City. Regional government limits residential and commercial development outside of cities, preserving about 80% of the land for open space or agricultural uses.
Despite a high cost of living, real estate is hot in Solano County with high demand and low inventory, and has been for several seasons. Vallejo especially is one of the most coveted areas in the entire US. The median home cost in the county is $358,400.
Solano County has seven public school districts that manage 114 schools. Student test scores have steadily risen over the past seven years. Beyond high school, Solano County is served by the Solano Community College, a University of California campus with the California Maritime Academy, and extension campuses of several major universities.
Crime rates in Solano County are comparable to most other California counties, but higher than the rest of the US.
Solano County is served by SolTrans; Fairfield, Suisun and Vacaville also have city bus service. Services across the county tend to be interconnected and transit links are provided to Napa, Yolo and Sacramento counties as well. Greyhound and Amtrak provide long-distance intercity service. The San Francisco Bay Ferry has a terminal in Vallejo.
Solano County is home to one the most popular attractions in California: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. County residents can also easily enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys for fishing, boating, skiing, hiking and biking.
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