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Wood floors in living area, dishwasher, refrigerator, electric range, large patio/balcony.
Vallejo CA, 94589
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Vallejo CA, 94591
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Vallejo CA, 94591
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Vallejo CA, 94590
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Vallejo CA, 94590
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Overview of Vallejo
Located at the northeastern edge of the Bay Area in Solano County, Vallejo is in one of the fastest growing communities in Northern California. Vallejo is well connected to the region and is within an easy commute to major centers of employment such as San Francisco and Walnut Creek.
Vallejo grew into an important shipping and naval center during the 1850s, and Vallejo's Mare Island Shipyard was the first shipyard on the West Coast. A strong economy and affordable housing have contributed to the popularity of Vallejo apartments for rent, while redevelopment of Mare Island and the Waterfront district is shaping the future of what could become an important source of income for the city.
Living in Vallejo, CA
Downtown Vallejo is comprised of unique neighborhoods such as the Arts & Entertainment District, the Heritage Home District and the St. Vincent's Hill Historic District. The Arts & Entertainment District includes the renovated 1912 Empress Theatre, along with numerous art galleries, studios and independent boutiques.
Vallejo has a thriving performing and visual arts scene. The Vallejo symphony is California's second oldest symphony, and has been entertaining audiences since 1932. The Vallejo Music Theatre produces musicals each season and manages the Fetterly Gallery, which offers a mix of visual arts on display along with other galleries downtown.
Vallejo Work and Study
Vallejo has a diverse employment base, with a large concentration of employment in the medical sector. The government sector also employs a large number of Vallejo residents, and Six Flags Marine World provides 1,660 seasonal jobs in the entertainment sector. Vallejo's top employers include Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo Unified School District, Kaiser Permanente Call Center and Sutter Health Medical Center.
Vallejo is served by the Vallejo Unified School District, which offers K-12 education to approximately 15,500 students. The scenic campus of the California Maritime Academy is located just minutes away from Vallejo rentals, and prepares students for careers in the fields of business, marine engineering, global studies and maritime affairs, marine transportation and mechanical engineering. Solano Community College was part of the Vallejo Unified School District until it became a countywide institution. It now serves 11,000 students offering academic study and occupational training, and includes a Vallejo campus in addition to campuses in Fairfield, Vacaville and the Travis Air Force Base. Touro University California is located on Mare Island, and was chartered in 1970 to enrich the Jewish heritage and serve the American community. It offers graduate degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies and public health and education.
Rentals in Vallejo, CA and Cost of Living
Vallejo offers an increasing variety of affordable housing and new and resale housing units are competitively priced in relation to other Bay Area cities. Homes in Solano County are considered to have the most affordable mean sale prices for single-family residents in the Bay Area. Vallejo was ranked third by Money Magazine among all medium-sized metropolitan areas in California in its report on "The Best Places to Live in America," in recognition for its outstanding quality of living. According to city-data.com, the median gross rent for Vallejo apartments in 2009 was $1,148.
Vallejo Attractions and Special Events
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is one of the most popular amusement parks in Northern California. It combines wildlife shows and interactive animal exhibits with thrilling roller coasters and family rides.
The Vallejo Naval & Historical museum includes two floors of exhibits and information about Vallejo and Mare Island, and includes a working World War II periscope. The Mare Island Museum contains numerous artifacts chronicling the history of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard and ship manufacturing from the Civil War through the Cold War.
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