Dixon is a diverse small town located in the northern part of Solano County of the city. The town runs along the Dwight D. Eisenhower Hwy and is 23 miles away from the state capital, Sacramento. Nearby areas include Winters, Davis, and Vacaville. Dixon covers a total area of 7.1 square miles.
The very first settlement of the town dates back to the mid-19th century, which is during the California Gold Rush. When the Central Pacific railroad came to operation in 1868, the area of Silveyville of Dixon was physically relocated closer to the tracks. This was done by the local leaders for the town to enjoy the benefits of travel and commerce. The town was initially known as Dicksonville. But the name later changed when its first rail shipment carried a mistaken address name “Dixon”. Since then, town has clung to the name of Dixon, mainly out of simplicity. The Dixon Methodist Church was one of the first buildings of the town. It was constructed in 1871 and stands to this day. Dixon was a cradle for the Gymboree Corporation’s only Distribution Centre. It serviced all the stores and customers across the globe before the company’s bankruptcy.
Dixon is a suburban town that houses families, professionals and has a diverse population base. The residents have access to Walmart and Safeway. They enjoy the vast array of activities provided by the numerous parks located in the area. Downtown Dixon holds multiple block parties, parades, family activities and beer feasts. The town operates a fire department, municipal police, water system and wastewater treatment plant.
The popular locations of the town include the Veterans Memorial Hall, Dixon Public Library, and Dixon City Hall. The town features multiple churches including the Dixon Community Church. The popular parks in Dixon are Northwest Park, Dixon May Fairgrounds, Hall Memorial Park and Westside Park. Dixon is home to the historic site, Jackson Fay Brown House built-in 1888. It also features the historic Dixon Carnegie library. Cool Patch Pumpkins, built by Dixon residents Matt and Mark Cooley held the Guinness World Record for the largest maze. The town features a variety of hotels, eateries, and has an unassuming nightlife.
The town’s Pat Granucci Aquatic Centre is located in Hall Park and hosts a variety of programs like swimming lessons, lifeguard training, aqua aerobics, etc. Dog Park is located at the south end of the Hall Park parking lot.
The Interstate 80, Amtrak Capitol Corridor and the Union Pacific Railroad pass through the town. Its public transit includes the Dixon Readi-Ride a dial-a-ride shuttlebus service. This bus service runs for 10 hours per day on route 30.