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Community Focus: How Vallejo became America’s hottest real estate market in 2017

Vallejo is a proverbial phoenix that has risen from the ashes. It has demonstrated remarkable resilience and growth, bouncing back from financial troubles and refurbishing its reputation among its Bay Area neighbors in less than a decade.

As early as mid-2016, Vallejo was being hailed by Realtor.com as America’s “hottest real estate market of 2017.”

The Bay Area’s expensive, low-inventory housing scene is the primary contributor to this notable turnaround. Like Oakland before it, Vallejo became a viable residential alternative for San Franciscans, transforming the once-gritty naval town into a desirable, artistically inspired suburb almost overnight.

Today, Vallejo is considered a trendy destination worthy of desirable homes and communities for Bay Area professionals and their growing families. With a population of over 121,000, it is now Solano County’s most populous city and the 10th most populated Bay Area city.

Vallejo is located just 30 miles from San Francisco and approximately 60 miles from Sacramento along the I-80 corridor. The San Francisco Bay Ferry system connects to downtown Vallejo, providing residents with direct access to the Golden City within an hour.

Vallejo real estate and homes for sale

The Vallejo real estate scene boasts a diverse selection of homes, including stately Victorians that hark back to the city’s long history. Explore the following sections of the city to find your ideal home and community:

  • North Vallejo
    Located near California State Route 37, North Vallejo features several housing subdivisions like College Hills, College Park, Country Club Crest, and Lofas-Lakeside.
  • East Vallejo
    Some of the newest neighborhoods in Vallejo can be found here, including “manor neighborhoods” like Silverview, Skyview Terrace, Tennessee and Steffan Manor, and the Somerset Highlands. East Vallejo is the most populous section of the city.
  • West Vallejo
    The oldest and most historic section of the city includes the downtown and waterfront areas. Three historic neighborhoods can be found here, namely, Saint Vincent’s Hill, the Vallejo Old City district, and the Bay Terrace subdivision.
  • South Vallejo
    South Vallejo includes the Glen Cove neighborhood, which features some of the most high-end housing options in the city. Historic Sandy Beach, the first area in Vallejo to be settled is also found here.
  • Mare Island
    This portion of the city separated by the Napa River includes some of the newest, as well as the oldest homes in Vallejo.
  • Hiddenbrooke
    Hiddenbrooke is located in the hills just East of Vallejo and just minutes from Napa Valley, the wine country and about 40 minutes from San Francisco. It’s spectacular and secluded resort-like setting is ideal for living amongst a master planned community with over 1,200 homes. It’s also home to the award winning Arnold Palmer-designed golf course and is home to one of the finest wedding and event facilities in the Bay Area.

Explore the website or call Richard Sarro at 415.680.5042 for more real estate opportunities in Vallejo. You can also inquire here.

Community highlights and attractions

Explore and experience history, art, culture, and entertainment at Vallejo’s fine major attractions:

  • Arts and Entertainment District
    Vallejo is now the revered artists’ hub across the Bay Area and even across the state, and here is where to best experience it. Join the multimedia Vallejo Art and Architecture Walk to discover the city’s architecture, museums and galleries, and even the public and street art scenes.
  • Mare Island Naval Shipyard
    The first United States Navy base built on the Pacific Ocean, this defunct shipyard was declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1975, becoming one of Vallejo’s most notable local attractions.
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
    Promising fun and excitement for every member of the family, this theme park combines the best elements of a thrill-ride park and an animal preserve.
  • Farmers Market

    The Vallejo Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays, year-round and the best place to shop for seasonal fruits and veggies, as well as other local goods like honey, eggs, meets, or artisan cheese!

Explore the single-family homes, condos, townhouse, vacant lots, and land in Vallejo. Call Bay Area Realtor Richard Sarro today at 415.680.5042.