Sitting on the northeastern shore of San Pablo Bay is the waterfront city of Vallejo. The city was named after General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, who helped lead the way to California’s statehood and was also one of the first members of the California State Senate. It is the largest city in Solano County, with a population of 120,000. Vallejo residents are proud of their deep history, as well as their culturally and ethnically diverse community.
Vallejo offers affordable housing, with the median selling pirce being $420,000. New homes are being built within the city and many of the old Victorian homes and business have been beautifully restored. Business professionals will love its close 30-mile proximity to San Francisco and the ease of being able to take a ferry there or travel to the city by BART. Vallejo offers families many public and private K-12 school options, as well as gives college students the opportunity to attend one of the three growing universities.
There is something for everyone in Vallejo, from shopping, entertainment, education, nightlife, and outdoor recreational activities. One of the main attractions in Vallejo is Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, a thrill seeking, yet kid friendly amusement park. Vallejo is also home to many museums, parks, music venues, art galleries, theatres, and its historic waterfront downtown that offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and has a bustling nightlife.
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