Fairfield is the county seat of Solano County, located in the North Bay sub-region of the city. The town is considered to be the midpoint between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. The total area of the town constitutes 37.6 square miles, out of which 3.2 square miles is water. It is located directly north of the Suisun Bay.
The artifacts discovered from some of the most ancient inhabitants of the Fairfield area can be dated back to more than five to six thousand years. This made the region home to one of the oldest Native American settlements in the northern part of the city. It was in the year 1903, that Fairfield was incorporated as a city after the commercially shrewd efforts made by Robert H. Waterman.
The town includes a large number of households and its population has drastically boomed over the century. The summers in Fairfield have hot afternoons and cool nights with long dry period. The winters here are accompanied by frequent rainfall with temperature ranging from mild to cool. The diversified economy of Fairfield has the government, health care, manufacturing, retail and commercial construction centers. The town features a wide range of commercial activities like the Anheuser-Busch operating a massive regional Budweiser Brewery, Clorox shelling out numerous bleach products, etc. The Jelly Belly Candy Company also confects its popular jelly beans in the town.
Fairfield includes the NorthBay Medical Center, which is a 154-bed highly advanced medical facility, that also includes a level 2 Trauma Centre. It also boasts an impressive range of schools and universities, a few of which include Vanden High School, California Maritime Academy, and University of Phoenix.
Downtown Fairfield offers a host of shopping hubs, antique malls, premium outlets, eateries, community festivals, events and arts and entertainment centers. The town features a variety of parks that offer a host of outdoor activities. A few of the popular parks are Rockville Hills Regional Park, Fairfield Linear Park, Alan Witt Park, and Wood Creek Park. These parks include soccer fields, outdoor basketball courts, baseball fields, and large pick areas. Runners, walkers, bicyclists and families can be seen enjoying the parks. The Alan Witt Park includes the popular Aquatics Complex which comes with multiple swimming and aqua sports activities. The Travis Air Force Base is located 3 miles east of the town’s business district. The American Armory Museum located in the town features an impressive display of military vehicles and memorabilia dating back to over a century. The Scandia Family Fun Center boasts a nine-acre entertainment area for the families to enjoy. The Edwards Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX is a popular movie theatre located in the town center.
The Interstate 80 and Interstate 680 run through the town. For commuters via bus, the Fairfield Transportation Centre is the major hub. The current railroad station of Fairfield is set to see service from Capitol Corridor trains operated by Amtrak California.