Home to the Jelly Belly factory and an Anheuser-Busch brewery, Fairfield has a strong commercial sector with corporate, medical, manufacturing and pharmaceutical businesses, along with a thriving entrepreneurial scene. Nearby Travis Air Force Base is the largest employer of Fairview residents, and many military families and retired Air Force members have made the city their home. Shopping opportunities abound, with a mix of big-box retailers and specialty stores - not to mention a factory outlet mall about 15 minutes outside of the city limits. Each week from May to October the city holds a farmers' market. The area offers plenty of dining options to suit any taste. And, for special occasions, the world-class restaurants of Napa are just about 20 miles away.

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With tree-lined residential streets, community festivals and a low crime rate, Fairfield, California, has retained its small-town values even as more than 100,000 people call the city home. Fairfield, the county seat of Solano County, offers a large inventory of single-family homes, along with condos and townhouses, at a median price that is lower than the statewide average, making the city an attractive choice for homebuyers who want to be near the San Francisco and Sacramento metro areas.

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