Head northeast on Interstate 80 outside of San Francisco along the Carquinez Strait for about 40 miles and you will find yourself in the quaint community of Benicia. With its abundance of recreational activities, high quality of life and low crime, it makes sense that many people in the Bay Area are finding their home in Benicia apartments for rent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the area has seen a recent spike in population with nearly 27,000 residents based on 2010 data.
More than 150 years old, Benicia was the third city in the Golden State to incorporate, precisely one month following Sacramento and San Francisco in 1850 after the expansion of the state during the California Gold Rush. Benicia was such a thriving community that it was even named the state's capital for a short period of time during the 19th century. After the railroad expanded into northern California, the small city began to flourish and welcomed a diverse influx of settlers. Benicia flourished as bedroom community of San Francisco and continues to grow and thrive to this day with an eye for the future.
Benicia was once a major hub for the U.S. Army, so being a resident here wouldn't be complete without taking a stroll to one of the many historical military sites throughout the city, including the Clock Tower Fortress, a sandstone military bastion that has been a part of the community since 1859. Benicia even has its own historical museum at the Camel Barns that displays the history of the city and showcases artifacts from the former U.S. Army Arsenal that was once in Benicia.
This charming community is also home to a thriving arts scene. With everything from pottery, painting and sculpture, there are plenty of galleries, museums and exhibitions for you to stroll through once you are a resident here.
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