Located along the north bank of the Carquinex Strait in the San Francisco Bay area, Benicia is across the strait from Martinez and just east of Vallejo. It’s a city stepped in history: the former state capitol back in 1853-1854, home to the first west coast Army ordnance supply depot from 1851 to 1964, and the inspiration for several of author Jack London’s novels.
Benicia has a great location for easy access to both Highway 680 and 780, making it ideal to head southwest to the San Francisco Bay Area or a bit more south to Silicon Valley. In fact, many of the homeowners in Benicia commute to neighboring cities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area due to its convenient proximity. With home prices still affordable, buyers are flocking to Benicia to enjoy both that small, waterfront town feel while easily commuting throughout the Bay Area.