Vallejo, is in the North Bay subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area. The city is named after General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, just as the neighboring city of Benica is named for his wife, Francisca Benicia Carrillo de Vallejo. Vallejo was the official state capital in 1851, but it didn’t last long. The capital was moved to Benicia on February 4, 1853. After the legislature left in 1854, the government established Mare Island, the first United States naval base on the West Coast, at a cost of $83,410. See more about Mare Island here.
Mare Island as seen from the Vallejo Ferry Building in 2020
Mare Island now offers residential areas and places to work, shop, and enjoy the significant historic, educational, open space and recreational opportunities.
Vallejo has a ferry service with regularly scheduled trips to San Francisco. This makes it a great place to live while working in San Francisco.
Vallejo Ferry Terminal Building 2020