Uncongested, unspoiled and welcoming is how Fairfield residents describe their hometown. Located just a short drive from both Sacramento and San Francisco, Fairfield is the ideal Solano County location for commuters. While best known as the home of the Jelly Belly Candy Company and the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, the city also has a great variety of restaurants, arts venues, and shopping opportunities.
Fairfield was formally incorporated in 1902. The city and surrounding region has a rich history and is home to a thriving wine country, a natural marsh, unique wildlife, and plenty of beautiful community, regional, and neighborhood parks with miles of hiking and biking trails. The county seat since 1858, this growing community represents a diverse people and economy in the heart of Solano County.
Fairfield may be big on small town values, but the attractive, tree-lined neighborhoods that make up the city are much more than a bedroom community to the nearby big cities. Popular natural attractions here include the beautiful 633-acre Rockville Hills Park, with its dense forest that shelters a variety of wildlife, and Green Valley Falls, whose incredible waterfalls make it one of the most picturesque places in all of Solano County.
Every August for the last 20 years, the Fairfield Tomato Festival has dished up two days of family fun. Area residents come together to enjoy a car show, carnival, live music performances and, of course, a tomato eating contest. From June to December, residents and visitors alike head to Larry’s Produce. Serving the community for 31 years, Larry’s is one of the area’s most popular destinations for fresh fruit and vegetables and, depending on the season, pumpkins, hay rides, and Christmas trees. From May to October, you can also visit the downtown Fairfield Farmers Market for fresh local produce.
The New York Times dubbed Fairfield “a laid-back Napa neighbor” and it’s easy to understand why. Fairfield’s location, family-centric atmosphere and natural amenities are attractive attributes that make the city a wonderful place to live. Residents love the excellent quality of life, value-priced properties, strategic location, and extensive transportation networks. With a population of approximately 113,000, Fairfield is one of Solano County’s most desirable urban growth centers in the Bay Area.
Once primarily a military town supporting Travis Air Force Base, today a number of biotech businesses and small manufacturers have established themselves in Fairfield in order to better serve the Bay Area. The resultant employment opportunities have made Fairfield’s real estate market a thriving and competitive one.
The majority of homes in Fairfield are modern California style. Schools, health facilities, and shopping venues are mostly new. Housing demand in Fairfield remains strong, with homes having a median value of $405,000. Values have increased nearly 10% over the past year and experts predict they will continue to rise. Some popular neighborhoods are:
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