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Vallejo CA real estate is often sought for its affordability and proximity to San Francisco (30 miles) and the Napa Valley (20 miles). If you are looking for new contemporary homes or vintage historical neighborhoods, Vallejo has it all. Its weather is mild year round, perfect for activities enjoyed by people of all ages.
In August 2013 the median home price in Vallejo was $243,000*. There were 112 homes sold with the highest price home sold for $600,000 and the lowest was $44,500! Compared to San Francisco’s August 2013 median home sold price of $850,000*, Vallejo is quite the bargain!
From homes perched high on the hills to homes close to its waterfront on the Napa River, Vallejo offers unique real estate opportunities. Homes located in the Vallejo Heights area often have views that extend to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco . St. Basil’s neighborhood is a favorite. Driving down the tree lined streets you will see English Tudor, Spanish, and Art Deco to name a few architectural styles. For a 1960’s “Leave it to Beaver” ranch style home, check out the East Side of Vallejo flanked by Tennessee St, and Rollingwood.
For a prestigious address Hiddenbrooke is a newer development nestled among the green hills where golfers can delight in the Arnold Palmer designed golf course. Close to town, yet live in the country and pick from a custom home site or delight in the many different floor plans by some of California ’s best home builders. Another gated community, Vista Del Mar, lies high on the hills in Glen Cove with outstanding views of the Carquinez Straits with Mediterranean architecture. A harbor is close by to dock your boat.
Mare Island , a former US Navy base, is becoming a popular choice to live and work on. This “island” is tranquil, surrounded by the Napa River and San Pablo Bay . Huge Eucalyptus trees line the streets. There is ongoing progress to take this base to a community environment with homes, schools, golf course, and live/work locations.
There is a historical heritage district where many homeowners can take advantage of the Mills Act, thereby keeping property taxes low and preserving the historical value of their homes. You will be amazed at the diversity of neighborhoods that Vallejo has to offer. For a neighborhood resource, call Melanie Ross for advice @707-319-2828.
The Vallejo Unified School District serves the community with 16 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 3 comprehensive high schools. School based programs, support services, and high school offerings include special education services, Gifted & Talented programs, Advanced Placement classes, Regional Occupational Programs, and Work Study. Vallejo Unified School District continually strives to improve to meet the needs of its diverse population.
In addition to public schools Vallejo has its share of private schools to teach K-12 students. They include Hilltop Christian School , North Hills Christian School , Reignierd School , St. Basil Elementary, St. Catherine of Siena School , St Vincent Ferrer School and St Patrick-St Vincent High School. If you have children you have many choices for their education experience.
Vallejo is proud to have several schools of higher learning available. This is a growing area for local employment and local choices for institutions with outstanding reputations for degree programs. Solano College , located in Fairfield (15 miles), has a satellite campus in Vallejo . Solano Community College is part of California ’s public community college system. They offer a diversified curriculum in academics and occupational training. The California Maritime Academy , a California State University , is the only West Coast degree-granting university specializing in the maritime industry. The campus is situated on the hills overlooking the Carquinez Straits. For students interested in the health or education fields, Touro University California is rapidly growing its campus located on Mare Island , a former United States Navy base. They are on the leading edge of cancer programs in the health arena. Its programs are geared toward graduate education, although there is a College of Education that provides for teacher preparation credentials. They are continually expanding to meet the needs of students that come from all over the country. For more school information contact Melanie Ross @707-319-2828 or email @ Melanie.Ross@SolanoPaciic.com .
Activities abound in this city. Walk along the waterfront, take in a round of golf, sail into the sunset, enjoy an evening at the Vallejo Symphony, visit the many antique stores on Georgia St., picnic at Blue Rock Springs park, buy fresh produce at the local farmers market, or take in a day at Six Flag’s Discovery Kingdom. You don’t want to miss the Ducky Derby in July of every year which benefits local organizations. The Fourth of July parade is popular to watch. The Solano County Fair has concerts that draw crowds and horseracing is fun to watch.
Getting to your job in San Francisco is relaxing via the ferry. Many residents commute to the Bay Area. They realize the great real estate opportunities in owning your own home are found in Vallejo .
There are incredible real estate deals in this city but you need a local expert to help you. Melanie Ross is an experienced local Realtor with over 25 years of business experience. For true local and knowledgeable service in the Vallejo real estate market email her MelanieRoss@coldwellbanker.com
*Information compiled through Bay Area Real Estate Inc. and San Francisco Multiple Listing Service (9/19/2013)