About the Suisun City, California Area

SWelcome to Suisun Cityuisun City is a quaint and charming town of approximately 27,794. Beginning as a tiny frontier village, it has dramatically expanded its growth and its population has tripled in the last 15 years. Suisun City has maintained its small-town friendliness, and now provides the perfect mix of the old and the new, the peaceful and the lively. Suisun City offers proximity to two major cities, with all the advantages of metropolitan living, together with the relaxation and enjoyment of a small town. Here you have the best of both worlds.

Suisun City is located in Central Solano County, in the Vallejo-Fairfield metro area, in California. Situated south of Fairfield, midway between San Francisco and Sacramento, it is the only waterfront community in Central Solano County.

Suisun City has a total area of 4.1 square miles. 4.0 square miles of it is land and 0.04 square miles. It sits at an elevation of 5 feet, surrounded by beautiful rolling vistas.

Suisun City is located 42 miles southwest of Sacramento, 44 miles northeast of San Francisco, and 402 miles north of Los Angeles.

Adjacent to the city is Suisun Marsh, which encompasses 84,000 acres and is the largest fresh water marsh on the west coast of North America.

The Old Town section of the city is situated on the Suisun Channel, which empties into Suisun and Grizzly Bays, the connecting point for the Sacramento River and the San Francisco Bay.

Suisun City has received national recognition for its impressive efforts to restore itself through the cooperation of the city government, the local business community, and its citizens. The area attracts and supports major industries, such as military, agriculture and manufacturing. New business projects along the Highway 12 Corridor are expanding, creating more jobs in the area.

Primary industries providing employment in the area are educational, health and social services (18.7%), and retail trade (13.5%). The median income in Suisun City is $67,857, and the average time to travel to work is 36.3 minutes. The unemployment level in the city is 6.3%.

Suisun homes for sale are available in several housing options. Suisun homes are new single-family residences, older, established homes, and condominiums. The median sales price for a single-family home has increased to $445,000. The upper range price for a home in the area is $602,000.

Visit Suisun WildlifeSuisun City is surrounded by wildlife sanctuary, trails and natural parkland. Rush Ranch and Rockville Park provide natural beauty and excellent hiking trails. Rush Ranch is a 2,070-acre public area located in the Suisun Marsh along Grizzly Island Road. It was formerly owned by the Rushes, one of Solano County’s pioneer families.

Suisun Valley Harvest Trails lead to the discovery of one of the area’s best kept secrets hidden away in nearby orchards and vineyards.

The Grizzly Island Wildlife Area is a 14,300-acre wildlife area with 75 miles of roads and trails located in the heart of the Suisun Marsh. The area is made up of tidal wetlands, artificially diked marshes, and 8,500 acres of seasonal ponds, which house a remarkable variety of wildlife. There are also two tree farms and Twin Sisters Peak, an ideal setting for picnics, overnight camping, hiking, and fishing. Suisun City lighthouse

Scenic Lake Berryessa is not far away. It is a 20,000-acre lake offering a wide variety of recreational opportunities.

Boaters and fishermen can easily access the San Francisco Bay and Delta region via the Suisun City Marina and boat ramp. The Marina features boating, fishing, and water sports as well as fine and casual dining opportunities. Hunting of fowl or wildlife is available nearby on Grizzly and Joice Islands.

190 acres of 18-hole championship golfing can be found in nearby Fairfield at Rancho Solano and Paradise Valley golf courses. Suisun City itself has Green Valley Golf course, a private 18-hole course that is in great condition and plays fast.

Special Attractions/Events
Suisun City´s Main Street, its 150-berth, state-of-the-art marina and its 5,000-foot long waterfront promenade create a vibrant and festive atmosphere in the city´s Olde Town. Tree-lined streets and well-groomed boulevards lead to a wide range of shopping, dining, and recreation options in buildings which have been remodeled to reflect hometown charm. The waterfront offers fine restaurants, shops and galleries. The new Harbor Plaza on the water is designed with a stage area and sloped lawn, perfect for summer concerts and other special events.

The city has many lively and delightful yearly festivities. It hosts the largest Fourth of July Celebration in the whole of Solano County, as well as the Sunday Jazz Concert Series in July and August, the Suisun Harbor Bike Race in August, and the Waterfront Festival in October. It is home to the Suisun City Open Market on the first Saturday of each month, and on the first Saturday in December, the Holiday Season is begun with the annual Christmas in Old Town event.

The renowned “Fruit Loop” tours are located on the old Pony Express and Stagecoach trails, home to the Suisun Indian footpaths. Here you can find delicious homegrown fresh produce and local wineries.

Other must-see attractions are the Air Museum at Travis Air Force Base, the fascinating Anheuser-Busch Brewery, the Calio Groves, Jelly Belly Candy Company, and the Thompson Candy Company.

There is miniature golf, and arcades at the Scandia Family Center, and the Travis Air Museum and Western Railway Museum offer both education and entertainment.

Suisun City is only a half-hour drive from Marine World, Africa USA, the wine country Napa Valley and the beautiful Delta on the Sacramento River.

Interesting Facts
Suisun City derives its name from Suisun Bay, which in turn is named for the Suisunes, a Native American tribe of the area.

The city was established in the 1850′s during the California Gold Rush. It was a trading route between the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and the San Francisco Bay Area. The town continued to prosper when the transcontinental railroad was introduced in 1869, linking it to the east coast. The city remained the hub of agricultural in Solano County until the 1960´s when Interstate 80 opened and switched commercial traffic into nearby Fairfield.

Suisun City was incorporated in 1868.

Suisun City has done major reconstruction of its waterfront area. A 150-berth, state-of-the-art marina was opened in February 1994. In October 1998 a 5,000-foot promenade walkway was constructed, opening the waterfront to public access, connecting the Town Plaza to a 300-foot guest dock, the Harbormaster Building, and the marina.

Rockville Stone Chapel was built by pioneers of the Methodist Episcopal Church South in 1857. By 1929, the chapel had deteriorated and the church deeded it to Rockville Public Cemetery District as a pioneer monument. It was restored in 1940 and is located in Suisun City at the Rockville Cemetery.

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