Located about 10 miles south of Napa, American Canyon, Calif., is a lovely and green city in the heart of California's wine country. Luckily for urbanites, the city is also just 35 miles northeast of exciting San Francisco. This gem of a city was incorporated as recently as 1992, and continues to shape itself as a forward-looking and nature-loving area.
Surrounded by a green belt, American Canyon is situated in the heart of more than 1,000 acres of wetland and wilderness preserves. Additionally, the prominence of vineyards and orchards in the area keeps much of the surrounding countryside agricultural. Because of its beauty, fantastic location and high quality of life, more than 19,000 residents have made this city their permanent home. Those searching for American Canyon apartments for rent will admire the city's perfect location between Napa-Sonoma and San Francisco.
American Canyon residents enjoy a variety of community activities and civic amenities. The city's 23 parks span about 78 acres of public space, while its community senior center, gym and numerous trails add additional recreational opportunities. For many community members - especially teens and young adults - American Canyon High School's state-of-the-art athletic facilities and performance center add to the city's recreational options.
Those searching for American Canyon apartments who prefer retail therapy to exercise can get their fix at Napa Junction I, II and III, a large mixed-use lifestyle center featuring numerous shops and dining establishments. In addition to its shopping facilities, the center boasts hotels and a 216-unit apartment complex.
American Canyon's surrounding wetlands are a source of peace for many residents. By the 1950's, 85 percent of the San Francisco Bay area's marshlands and wetlands had been filled. In 2006, the city of American Canyon restored the wetlands, providing a refuge for wildlife and setting an example of biodiversity restoration.
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