Fairfield is a small city located in Solano County, California; which it is the county seat of. The city is well-known because of its proximity to Sacramento and San Francisco -- 36 miles from the center of both cities. Fairfield has a population just over 105,000.
The first inhabitants in the area that is now Fairfield were Native Americans that lived around 6,000 years ago. Europeans did not come to the area until much later, in 1810. Eventually the land grant for Fairfield came into the hands of Robert H. Waterman, who laid out the town of Fairfield and entered it in the race for county seat of Solano County, and won. Learn more about Fairfield history:
Fairfield generally has hot summers and very mild winters, with average highs in the 50’s the entire season. For most of the year, the city sees sunny weather with only about 60 rainy days (on average) a year.
Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST) provides bus transportation, taxi services and other transportation services in Fairfield.
Cost of Living in Fairfield
While the cost of living in Fairfield is 5.1% less than California’s average, it is still 28.7% higher than the U.S. national average. See how far your budget will stretch in Fairfield:
Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District encompasses 32 public schools in Fairfield and nearby town, Suisun. Fairfield is also near several universities including, National University, California Maritime Academy, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Sacramento State, CSU East Bay, and Sonoma State, to name a few.
NorthBay Medical Center is one of only two general medical hospitals in Fairfield. The other, David Grant USAF Medical Center, is located on nearby Travis Airforce Base. If you’re planning a move to Springfield, it’s a good idea to know the medical resources available to you.
Fairfield Real Estate
The average listing cost of a home in Fairfield is $416,963. Fairfield has no shortage of available properties and newly constructed homes are becoming available in many areas nearby. Browse available real estate listings in Fairfield to find the perfect home:
Fairfield has many accommodations for visitors from upscale suites to comfortable and less expensive hotels. Browse Fairfield’s hotel options to find the best fit for you:
Fairfield has an array of culinary options. Among the most popular include, Mexican, Asian, and American flavors. Browse Fairfield restaurants:
Things to Do in Fairfield
Visitors to Fairfield can enjoy many attractions. Tours of the Jelly Belly jelly bean factory and the Anheuser-Busch Brewery are available year round. Those who are more outdoor oriented can enjoy Fairfield’s bike trails, parks, hiking trails, and golf courses. Browse all Fairfield attractions: