Vallejo, CA unsurprisingly made the top ten in a recent list of hottest real estate markets. Around 119,000 people reside in an exciting variety of housing that is as diverse as the city’s residents. Real estate choices include waterfront condominiums, golf-course adjacent homes, turn-of-the-century Victorian homes located in historic districts and single family houses in a variety of price ranges.
The sunny waterfront city of Vallejo, CA is located just 32 miles north of downtown San Francisco. Situated at the southern side of the Napa Valley, Vallejo offers many attractions and amenities nearby. Residents and tourists alike take the ferry from Vallejo to San Francisco to commute while experiencing relaxing travel and beautiful views. The thrilling Six Flags Discovery Kingdom resides in Vallejo and includes not just heart-pounding thrill rides but also animal attractions, entertainment and educational offerings. Mare Island is a three mile-long area where visitors can immerse themselves in nature with a walk through the preserve and learn the maritime history of the nation’s first naval shipyard. The area is being redeveloped into a vibrant modern region and now contains a residential neighborhood, historical and educational areas and many businesses.
A multitude of festivals, performances, art galleries, and even a rare book and art collection enriches the quality of life for those who live in and visit Vallejo. The large variety of cultural events celebrates the diversity of residents and includes entertaining occasions such as the Pista Sa Nayon-Filipino Cultural Festival, the Northern California Pirate Festival, the Native American Pow Wow and many more. After attending one of the activities in this city, what are some of the options to eat? Restaurant choices in Vallejo are abundant and include locally-sourced and creative menus, authentic pizza, top notch tacos, mouth-watering Thai food and much more. And what is available to drink? For special occasion entertainment, world-famous Napa Valley wine tours are close by. If none of the culinary options sound good, then the farmer’s market is held most Saturdays, allowing residents to choose among an abundance of fresh foods. Vallejo is a vibrant area with something for everyone and a very visible, unique maritime history on display in the Heritage District with houses built in a style known as "working Man’s Victorian", in other historic neighborhoods and on Mare Island. Housing prices in the area remain just a few percent above the national average, making the city an affordable option in the San Francisco area.