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Benicia is a charismatic little town with a lot to offer. Downtown is a popular spot to be, whether you're window shopping or dining, it at the pier enjoying the view. The school district is highly rated and youth activities are vast in options.
Benicia is a great place small Little area inside of the day area where you can everywhere. Grow up here my whole life it's a great place
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.
It's very quiet, everyone minds their own business but still looks out safety wise. Good places to eat and relaxing!
Benicia is a great place, small quiet little town or city some would like to call it. lot of older people and deep family roots. perfect place to start a family. although growing up in Benicia is not so great. being a youth in benicia can be frustrating. not much to do you would have to get a ride to the next town is you wanted to visit a major retell store or go bowling.
for elementary school youth and people that love nature benicia is great lots of parks to play and hiking trails to explore. all in all you cant beat benicia
It is a small, safe, and lovely community. It is a great place to raise a family and their schools are great.
The people here in Benicia are awesome. The fact that is a relatively small town the residents are easy to talk to. The scenery is remarkable not to mention the weather which is always perfect for me. I would like to see more community activity such as social events with music, food and entertainment.
BPD is always seen and attentive to the city and the public. Somewhat concerned with the vehicle break-ins. Wonderful neighborhoods to help keep you informed
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
Beautiful homes in small town feel community.
Friendly community, very pet friendly.
Very involved police presence, very safe.
Great weather, atmosphere and people.
Police are active and engaged. Most crime is minor vandalism.
Very safe. Very welcoming. Excellent schools. Increasingly diverse and gorgeous water views.
Crime is getting worse in town. Police are always present but stuff still happens. Seem to be a lot of drug busts lately and breaking into cars and homes
City just seems to keep getting more run down. The streets are falling apart, crime is becoming more prevalent (lots of drugs and recently seeing more shots fired), school system really is just average for CA despite what everyone tells you, driving down Military West or East you just see weeds everywhere in the center divide and sides of the streets. I have never lived in a place where there are so many people that had teenage pregnancies. Last year or year before we got hit with higher sales tax for the promise of improving all sorts of things around town. Almost none of those promises have been fulfilled. You really only have one selection of grocery store (Raley's does a great job) because the Safeway does not seem to understand that they need more than two checkout stands open. The town is tiny and people love to gossip, everyone knows your business. There is also just a sense of apathy, not many people seem to really care about improving their lot in life. We joke that people in town have the motto "Ignorance is Bliss." The city seems to have hit its peak in 1980 and is trying to still live that dream. Oh and one more little thing, THERE IS A GIANT OIL REFINERY IN TOWN! People will try and tell you that the prevailing winds blow the smoke out of town. Why was my white car on the opposite side of town and away from the winds always covered in a fine black soot? The city has a ridiculously high rate of asthma.
The housing in this area is great. Most houses here are in good condition and have a lot of value as well as they are beautiful. Of course, just like anywhere else, there are a few spots that have bad housing and value.
The community in this area is very driven to ensure that their children get the best. That includes schooling and sport organizations. When living here you get the old town feeling. As well as most people who live here are helpful and kind and would do anything to help out a friend in need.
Benicia has a very low crime rate.
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