Originally Posted by clb 017
Thanks for saveing me writeing anything...
I'm a napa native, 50+ yrs uncle sam swiped some.
Spot on report right there.
Thanx for serving!
Napa is a great town too. Spendy, a lot of weird wine politics and really rich influential people who like to get their way. Suckfest roads though on weekends when the wine tasting crowds screw everything up. Terrible commutes in and out on weekdays.
Great to work locally, but 29, 37, 12, 121, and Jamieson Canyon are all a nightmare during commute hours. Great restaurants and a great downtown theater venue, but all of your relatives will insist on visiting.
Expensive real estate. Beautiful countryside but crap soil on the hills to grow things on, that's why it's great for grapes; awesome for producing high sugar grapes with lousy soil and deficit irrigation. Good soil makes for greenery and big leaves, but not sugar in the grapes.
Lots of cool wineries if that's your deal. Temperate beautiful weather like NW Vacaville but also hot in summer.
Napa is not gun friendly. You can get a CCW pretty easy with time in Solano County (3-6 months), but it's almost impossible in Napa, and super hard / almost impossible in Yolo.
You could also live in Rio Vista on the river but Highway 12 is crazy dangerous, it's always windy, and river people can be weird. Lots of tweakers and meth types hang out in that area and the town is a huge speed trap. Good fishing though and a good jump off point for stripper and sturgeon fishing.
Cordelia is between Fairfield and Vallejo and actually part of Fairfield. Right on 80 and 680 which goes to the East Bay. Lots of traffic, especially on weekends and three day holidays. Hours and hours of stop and go traffic in the highway transitions and local streets. It's gridlock. Lots of fast food and pizza, not a lot of "restaurants". Always super windy. Like this is an awesome place to have a massive windmill farm windy, just like Rio Vista. The world's largest windmill used to be here in the 1980's.
Rockville, Suisun Valley to Gordon Valley, and Mankas Corners, are all rural and super pretty. Lots of ranches and farms. Beautiful area but getting pretty expensive. Green Valley is in the also in the area and it probably one of the most expensive areas in Solano County.
Suisun is a dump. Lots of 70's and 80's neighborhoods for the most part. Some new housing, but mostly large breadbox neighborhoods without character. Trees grow sideways here like Cordelia. Lots of wind...like all the time wind. Ghetto Section 8 housing was the main deal here for years. Crap apartments have mostly been remodeled and phased out. More wind. Think open plains off the marsh just West-southwest of Travis. Very close to base. Crime like Fairfield, not a lot of restaurants beyond fast food, but a nice waterfront and fishing. Boat ramp like Rio Vista and Benicia.