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  • Fairfield has a Livability Score of 65/100, which is considered below average
  • Fairfield crime rates are 29% higher than the California average
  • Cost of living in Fairfield is 2% lower than the California average
  • Fairfield real estate prices are 25% lower than the California average
  • Rental prices in Fairfield are 5% higher than the California average

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      Fairfield, CA

      Fairfield is found in Solano County in California with a population of around 100,000 people. It is located only 40 miles from both San Francisco and Sacramento. Many consider it a part of the greater San Francisco area, however. This town is also within a short commute to Oakland, Napa Valley, the Carquinez Bridge and more. Jelly Belly is headquartered in this west coast town, and there are many other unique attractions to be seen as well.

      There are four specific neighborhoods found in Fairfield. These are called Tolenas, Cordelia Junction, Subeet and Thomasson. All of the neighborhoods are geared towards keeping families safe. If you are concerned about crime or other issues, it is important to engage in research to determine which neighborhood may be best for you and your family's needs. Each has its own benefits that can make the location great for your family.

      The average price of a home in Fairfield is over $380,000. The average price of rent in the city is over $1,600. Many homes do cost over $450,000, however. This price is less expensive than many other homes found throughout the rest of California. It is much more expensive than the national average, however.

      Other bills are also more expensive in Fairfield. Groceries, health and utilities are all more expensive in Fairfield than in other parts of the country by at least half. They are less expensive than other cities in California on average, however. Transportation costs are only slightly more expensive than those found in the rest of the country, though they are less expensive than other parts of California.

      There are currently railways being built in Fairfield through the Fairfield-Vacaville Station. This station will service Amtrak stations. There is a transportation hub called the Fairfield Transportation Center with many public bus rides available. There is also park-and-ride as well as carpooling offered through this transportation hub. There are even public buses that shuttle commuters to Sacramento when necessary.

      Fairfield is full of entertainment options. Of course, you can visit the Jelly Belly Visitor's Center. There are also wineries, vineyards and olive oil companies to visit as well. You can also see air force history at the Travis Air Force Heritage Center. Live shows are able to be seen at the Downtown Theatre. There is even outdoor recreation through parks such as Rockville Hills Regional Park and Mankas Park.

      Though Fairfield can be expensive to live in, it is a very unique town. It offers short commutes to San Francisco and Sacramento to allow you to travel easily for employment or pleasure. There are many entertainment options in Fairfield as well for tastings, history and outdoor recreational facilities. Get where you need to go in Fairfield through the many public transportation offerings as well.

      Top Rated Schools in Fairfield

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Nelda Mundy ElementaryKG - 688766%
      Green Valley Middle School7 - 875064%
      K. I. Jones ElementaryKG - 674357%
      Travis ElementaryKG - 647855%
      Vanden High9 - 121,63353%
      Suisun Valley ElementaryKG - 851152%
      Scandia ElementaryKG - 654352%
      Angelo Rodriguez High9 - 121,84151%
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      Fairfield, California is close to the famous Travis Air Force Base in the Bay Area. With a small population, low real estate prices and jobs still available, the city of Fairfield is a great place to live or travel to. Residents reflect a small town charm and attitude. Working hard to keep their city looking immaculate, residents take pride in Fairfield's appearance. An enticing fact about living in Fairfield is that the city offers plenty of convenient services to its residents.

      Travelers will also enjoy visiting Fairfield. Plenty of hotel, nightlife, restaurants, bars and attractions fill this little city. Anyone with a sweet tooth will enjoy taking a Jelly Belly tour, exploring the factory where these delicious little jelly beans are made. Tourists may sample the hundreds of unique flavors and learn about the procedures and history of this location and its famous products. Fun for the whole family.

      Numerous major stores, small shops and a mall are located in Fairfield, offering residents and tourists plenty of choices. Strings Italian Cafe is an excellent dining choice. Offering a wide variety of American-Italian dishes, Strings Italian Cafe creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Prices are moderate, food is fresh and delicious and the staff at the restaurant are courteous.
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      Source: The Fairfield, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).