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Peaceful atmosphere for adults and families.Slowly working towards owning or renting a home in the said area. Compared to other areas,... Benicia is like a small, pure diamond, or a a golden nugget in the middle of San Francisco and Sacramento CA. I see career minded people and continued success with education and schools! Also it will be a town of Arts and Artists. Thank you
This is one of the best suburbs of San Francisco to raise a family. It's a small town that borders the Carquinez Straight. Benicia has a great school system. There are several elementary schools, but I highly recommend Joe Henderson Elementary School. I attended this school and, as an adult, I still have fond memories. The middle and high school are also incredible. The town has a tight knit, family-like vibe. Downtown Benicia is beautiful. It has great restaurants, bars, and antique shops. It is located right next to the water, so it has beautiful views spanning from the Carquinez Bridge to the Benicia Bridge. There is also a lot of history within Benicia. Benicia was California's first state capital. The state capital building remains on First Street and is a great museum to visit. Benicia is also home to the camel barns, which hold a great deal of history, as well.
My overall experience of Benicia has been wonderful. The general atmosphere of Benicia is quiet, pleasant and welcoming to all. Anyone can feel comfortable in this town standing on any street at any time of the day or night. I moved away once for a few years and returned when life didn't work out else where. I would most definitly choose to live here in Benicia again and experience what i have experienced in my 35+ years of living in this awesome town. I rank Benicia a definite 10 out of all the places I've experienced and lived in which include Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Claymont, Delaware, Edgewater, Maryland, Fort Dix, New Jersey, Spring Valley, California & Coronado, California. I see opportunity for all in Benicia to accomplish and excel in anything they choose to do, which would only benefit their one and only life they choose to live and in a positive manner and way.