Explore Northern California and Solano County

Love where you live while loving what you do. Being centrally located between Sacramento and San Francisco, Solano County offers: affordable housing; easy access to the ski slopes in the Sierra Nevada; easy access to the wine and food of Napa Valley, and easy access to the excitement of 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.

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. Here are some sample drive times to what Northern California has to offer from Fairfield, CA (not accounting for traffic):

  • 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