Explore Northern California and Solano County

Loving where you live is a part of loving what you do. Solano County offers affordable housing, good school systems and a close-knit, family-centered community. We are centrally located between Sacramento and San Francisco, which means easy access to the ski slopes in the Sierra Nevada, wine and food of the Napa Valley and the excitement of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Much of our staff chooses to live nearby in Solano County, enjoying competitive Bay Area wages and benefits, without a commute. Others choose to settle in larger cities to the east or west.

Our Communities: Fairfield and Vacaville

Fairfield is regarded as the mid-point between Sacramento and San Francisco. With a population of just over 100,000, it is a community in its own right. Quality, affordable housing, temperate weather and a good school system make Fairfield an attractive place for young families. Geographically, it's considered to be part of the most northern section of the Bay Area - giving us our name, NorthBay.

Twelve miles to the east, Vacaville is approximately 35 miles from Sacramento and 55 miles from San Francisco. It is slightly smaller than Fairfield, but boasts many of the same amenities, with easy access to shopping, good schools and a family-friendly environment.

Learn more about our communities, here:
http://www.co.solano.ca.us/about/visitors/
http://www.visitvacaville.com
http://visitfairfieldca.com/
http://solanoedc.org/

What's Nearby?

With its central location and well-designed transit plan, Solano County is just a short drive to many spectacular natural and cultural attractions.

Drive time from Fairfield to… *

Napa Valley: 30 minutes

Walnut Creek: 30 minutes

Davis: 30 minutes

Berkeley: 40 minutes

Oakland: 50 minutes

Sacramento: 52 minutes

San Francisco: 55 minutes

Muir Woods: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Point Reyes: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Lake Tahoe: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yosemite: 3 hours, 40 minutes

*Times are calculated from Fairfield, California not accounting for traffic.