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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$322,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,416
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Vacaville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    123
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    21
    41
  • Robbery
    78
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    194
    500
  • Theft
    1,730
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    182
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$76,188
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Vacaville is a great place to live and raise your family. There are tons of apartment complexes and neighborhoods to choose from. It has a small town feel, with everything you could possibly want in a bigger city. The schools are great and it is safe! You will see Vacaville PD often patrolling neighborhoods and town street to ensure your safety. Houses are quite expensive, however the entire bay area has similar prices. There is excellent shopping with nearby outlet malls, restaurants and any store you may need. It is centrally located with easy access to surrounding destinations for a quick weekend trip. Napa, Sacramento, San Fransisco, and Lake Tahoe are just some of the close and convenient vacation destinations. I have lived in Vacaville for several years after living in several different states, and I can say it is overall the best city I have ever lived in.
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I grew up here. It was a small farming community and even 30+ years later, it still has that same small town feel. It is hot there and you don't always get a good breeze to cool down so that is a draw back. But you can grab your back pack stroll downtown farmers market on Saturday morning and get great local produce, homemade candles and a friendly greeting by complete strangers. Or you can dance the night away at their Creekwalk concerts. There is always something to do there. And if you want to go out for a great evening you are only 45 minutes away from Sacramento and San Francisco, can't beat that! It is a great place to raise a family and even retire.
Vacaville is the perfect location for those seeking a place to be nestled between some of California's greatest sights and adventures, while maintaining a sense of community, family values and a balance of city and country life. Vacaville offers extraordinary opportunities for families and individuals including: community events and festivals, local sports, unparalleled retail and restaurant choices, beautiful landscapes and valley weather. Being between Sacramento and San Francisco, Vacaville is just the right distance for traveling! Whether visiting our capital, catching a game in the bay (4 sports arenas all within a 45 minute drive), enjoying the sights of the city and beaches, or staying local and enjoying our beautiful hiking trails, Vacaville can't be beat for access to adventure!