Fairfield, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 110,953 inhabitants. More than a quarter of the residents of Fairfield identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 21% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. 72% of the people in Fairfield (over the age of 15) are married and 55% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.
Living in Fairfield can be a great experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Fairfield, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, housing and more.
Fairfield, CA receives 67/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #558 in California and #15,386 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Fairfield has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+) and weather (B+). There are some categories that Fairfield scores poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and education (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Fairfield has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Fairfield: Jelly Belly Factory Tour, Anheuser-Busch Fairfield Brewery Tour, and Travis Air Base Museum.
Assuming that Fairfield meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Fairfield. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Fairfield are simply unattainable. The median home price for Fairfield homes is $305,400, which is 25.4% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Fairfield, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.4, which is 31.3% lower than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Fairfield are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Fairfield homes comes in at 4.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 12.3%.
|Average one way commute||30min||28min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||77.2%||73.5%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||14.3%||10.6%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||2.2%||5.2%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.5%||1.1%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.7%||2.7%||2.8%|
|Working from home||3.0%||5.4%||4.6%|