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Home Care In Vacaville, CA

Home Care Vacaville, CA

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic Vaca-Peña Adobe (California Historical Landmark #534) gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Vacaville, CA is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.


“When I fell and broke my hip in 5 places, my wife needed help taking care of me after hip surgery. The hospital handed us a binder with many resources but would not recommend any one company over another. We called each option for in home care and were immediately impressed with Always Best Care. My call was answered right away and I was routed to the correct team member to make an appointment for an evaluation. Two representatives came out right on time, including Lori Yeager, RN, their Quality Care Director. What also impressed us was two days later, their lead caregiver visited our home to be sure their team of caregivers understood exactly what the needs were and to learn our home layout. When I called other organizations, I was told they did not perform an evaluation. They would just connect me with a contractor and that was it. They would not be able to replace a caregiver if they did not show up or needed to reschedule. That was a deal breaker for us. Always Best Care provided excellent home aid resources from May through August, 2023. Their dedicated scheduler Joselynne was a pleasure to work with. They have a patient portal where the home aid enters notes for each day of care. I cannot speak highly enough of Always Best Care – what a well-run organization. It gives me peace of mind to have such a great resource should we need in home care again. Thank you Lori, Jessica, Joselynne, Ty and the entire team. We sincerely appreciate your help.”

James N.

“Lori was extremely helpful and successful in finding a placement for my husband. So grateful!”

Sandy P.

“Always Best Care Senior Services have been very helpful and accommodating. I am always able to to reach someone at the office to resolve any issues. Marcia and Joselynne does a great job.”

ingrid C.

“I was referred to Always Best Care Senior Services and I'm very happy with them. Couldn't ask for better care for my husband and support for me. When I call them Marsha, Laurie, Joslene they get me the information that I need. If I forgot someones name I'm sorry. Always the Best Care is the Best.”

Colleen A.

“I really appreciate the wonderful caregiver we were assigned! She helps us so much. Thank you for this wonderful service.”

Jerusha A.

“Best care ever, I am really happy with the service . I would recommend Best care to anyone needing assistance.”

Val V.

“Lori Yeager, Came to my house to sign me up the service, she was incredible, very knowledgeable and thorough in every thing to about the service. I was very pleased and excited to start the service ????”

Richard L.

“I just spoke with Lori from Always Best Care Senior Services today in my home. She was knowledgeable and informative. She spent time with me and answered all my questions. A very nice lady. She gave me information and other sources that I could follow through with that would benefit my husband who has dementia. I was impressed with her knowledge of things. She explained everything throughly. I plan on using their services. Thank you Lori!!”

Donna H.

“I am new to Always Best Care Senior Services but I am impressed by the care and concern they have shown. The caretaker they provided is awesome. If you need assistance, you should give them a call.”

Jackie M.

“Always Best Care has provided my husband, Fred, and I with excellent support and care. The care takers that have visited us were on time, friendly and very helpful. I would highly recommend this company to help care for your loved one. I can’t say enough about the service we’ve received and will continue to receive.”

Dawn F.

“A warm and friendly staff that graciously tends to our households’ ever changing needs. Big thank you to the reliable, knowledgeable, and empathetic faces that have helped my grandfather through this life changing transition.”

Solomon F.

“I am very pleased with the service I am receiving. I am extremely happy that they keep tabs on me, they are always calling to check on me. I have had some really wonderful girls taking really good care of me at home. They have done extra things for me like take me to the doctor and out for errands. I would highly recommend Always Best Care Senior Services of Solano County to provide you care if you need some extra support. -George T. Dornbach, Vacaville, CA”

George D.

“So far so good. But ifI had any complaints you would hereabout it”

Nancy K.

“I gave Always Best Care (ABC) a 5 star rating because the caregivers are amazing! The caregivers that we have worked with are experienced, professional and reliable. They give us a piece of mind knowing that our family member is being well cared for. Maintaining the client’s privacy and dignity was a huge factor when we were looking for care and ABC has exhibited those factors. The ABC Caregivers and Scheduling staff are awesome! Communication is key to us, even though there were a few glitches we managed to resolve it. ABC is a great fit for our family and I would recommend anyone looking for quality care for a loved one to give them a call and check it out.”

J F.

“Always Best Care has done great for me and my family. The caregivers are attentive and professional. We are grateful for them.”

Duane D.

“I (we, family) have been with ABC almost 2 years. The agency helps me with three parents, two dads and relief for my mother. Our caregivers are INCREDIBLE. We tend to need different level of care for different reasons at different times. All caregivers tend to parents needs, requests and help compassionately, professionally and with little or no instruction needed. The administration gets 5++ stars. From me. Kinks can happen for everyone. My family prob gets awards for that LOL. If any challenge comes up EVERYONE works diligently, compassionately to fix it. There is know way I could do this with/for parents without administrative, medical and caregivers. My dad Korea Vet, my stepdad WWII Purple Heart. Both dads are grateful for the help and companionship. We (family) all are so grateful we have so much confidence with this agency. We thank our Veterans, never forget to thank your caregivers. I highly recommend this company!”

Kathryn S.

“We have been with Always Best Care Senior Services for 5 months now for my dad and are very pleased with their services. Dan, Marcia, Josseline and everyone at the office are very helpful, patient and professional, yet compassionate. When I was gone for some family business Dan and Marcia kept me updated and called me if needed. The caregivers that have been here are great and are always positive and caring. Thank you, ABC, for taking care of my Dad!”

Debbi W.

What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Vacaville, CA?


Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.


When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.


The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.


At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one gets older, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Types of Elderly Care in Vacaville, CA

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

Personal Care

Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

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Home Helper

Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
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Companionship Services

Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting Andrews Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
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Respite Care

Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local Makse Restaurant, Vacaville or visit Old Japanese Village monument, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Vacaville, CA

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?

A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Vacaville, CA, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors.

Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like a nursing home. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your CA's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.
Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.
Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.
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Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers.

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Vacaville, CA understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.

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At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
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At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • Pacifica Senior Living Vacaville
  • Cornerstone Assisted Living
  • Paramount House Senior Living
  • Vaca Valley Living, a memory care community
  • Senior Care Center
  • Five Acres at Leisure Town North
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For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Always Best Care Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way


A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive


Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Vacaville, CA 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Latest News in Vacaville, CA

California Forever opens 2 offices where residents can preview 'new walkable city'

California Forever, the billionaire-backed company proposing to build a new Solano County city, opened up offices that will soon outline their plans.VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- California Forever, the billionaire-backed company that's proposing to build a new city in Solano County, opened up offices Thursday that will soon outline their plans.CEO Jan Sramek says the two offices are located in Vacaville and Vallejo - with more openings in Fairfield and Rio Vista in the coming weeks. He says the goal is to have around 50,000 people ...

California Forever, the billionaire-backed company proposing to build a new Solano County city, opened up offices that will soon outline their plans.

VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- California Forever, the billionaire-backed company that's proposing to build a new city in Solano County, opened up offices Thursday that will soon outline their plans.

CEO Jan Sramek says the two offices are located in Vacaville and Vallejo - with more openings in Fairfield and Rio Vista in the coming weeks. He says the goal is to have around 50,000 people living in this city by late 2030. But that vision has a long road ahead, as the project will be subject to voter approval.

The new offices

The I-Team got a tour of the Vacaville office nestled in a strip mall along Alamo Drive.

"I know that there's been a sense of mystery about it going back a number of years and a lot of people still have questions," said Sramek. "And so that's what it's for, to come in and get your questions answered. Hear more about the project here, about why we believe that this would be a really good thing for all of Solano County."

Inside the offices are posters of renderings of what the city could look like - people fishing, riding bikes, and lots of walking. Sramek told the I-Team in September, the city's affordability and walkability will make it stand out.

"Many cities in California are not walkable and there's a lot of people that really like that lifestyle," Sramek told ABC7's Stephanie Sierra.

VIDEO: Heated town hall in Vallejo over California Forever's proposed new city in Solano Co.

Each office has a team of people sorting through thousands of surveys sent to local residents asking questions about the county's future and potential for change.

"We're looking at what people are excited about and more qualitative data about the issues that they're concerned about," said Kikuye Fujii, a woman who recently joined the California Forever team.

Sramek encourages residents to stop by.

"All Solano County residents are invited to stop by to talk to our team and learn the facts about our project. We're excited to share the story of how we can bring good-paying local jobs, middle-class homes in safe, walkable neighborhoods, and greatly increased tax revenues to fund schools and social services for all of Solano County," Sramek said.

Where's the water?

Sramek has received support along with a slew of concerns from the public during a series of recent town halls. Including one on Wednesday night, where residents asked questions about the lack of infrastructure and access to water.

Local city and county officials have consistently voiced opposition, including Fairfield Mayor Catherine Moy.

"I can tell you right now there are zero mayors in Solano County who are willing to sell or give up some of their water rights," Moy told Sierra during an October live interview.

Sramek told ABC7 News this week - accessing water won't be a problem. He explained the Solano County Water Agency recently rejected their request to access a nearby aqueduct, but reassured them it wouldn't impact their plans.

VIDEO: Sierra Club calls California Forever's plan for new Solano Co. city a 'hostile takeover'

"Since the water agency decided not to do that, we will just work on our own infrastructure," Sramek said. "We've always had enough water rights for our project and that remains the case."

The CEO says California Forever has water rights to a large part of the groundwater basin as well as water rights from the river.

"Those water rights alone would be enough to support a population of tens of thousands of people," said Sramek.

According to Sramek, the universal theme he's learning from Solano County residents is the desire for change. He says he's hopeful these new offices will bring clarity to his mission that's focused on affordable housing.

The CEO added he's expecting more formal plans to be announced in January.

Office locations

California Forever Vacaville Office

965 Alamo Dr.

Vacaville, CA 95687

California Forever Vallejo Office

537 Georgia St.

Vallejo, CA 94590

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Is Vacaville, CA a Good Place to Live? 10 Pros and Cons to Consider

Vacaville, CA offers a remarkable living experience with stunning landscapes and a welcoming community. The favorable climate with mild winters and inviting summers encourages an active outdoor lifestyle. Residents can explore breathtaking natural destinations such as Lagoon Valley Park, Lake Berryessa, and Napa Valley. Moving to Vacaville strikes a perfect balance between small-town tranquility and easy access to larg...

Vacaville, CA offers a remarkable living experience with stunning landscapes and a welcoming community. The favorable climate with mild winters and inviting summers encourages an active outdoor lifestyle. Residents can explore breathtaking natural destinations such as Lagoon Valley Park, Lake Berryessa, and Napa Valley. Moving to Vacaville strikes a perfect balance between small-town tranquility and easy access to larger cities, providing a satisfying quality of life. However, as with every city, there are drawbacks to living there. So whether you’re searching for Vacaville apartments, homes for sale, or you just want to know if Vacaville is a good place to live, Redfin can help. So read on for the ten pros and cons of living in this city.

Pros of living in Vacaville, CA

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Access new homes anytime, anywhere with the Redfin app. Download app 1. Year-round mild climate

Living in Vacaville means experiencing the best of both worlds: abundant sunshine and breezes that grace the region. In the winter, the temperature averages 59 degrees Fahrenheit, which is perfect for getting outside. Whether strolling through the charming downtown area or indulging in outdoor activities, Vacaville’s mild climate provides a refreshing experience.

2. Proximity to major cities

One of the major advantages of moving to Vacaville is its proximity to major cities. Situated between Sacramento and San Francisco, Vacaville offers residents easy access to the bustling urban centers while maintaining a serene and relaxed lifestyle. This prime location provides many benefits, allowing individuals to enjoy both. Within a short drive, one can explore the vibrant cultural scenes, diverse culinary options, and world-class entertainment of both Sacramento and San Francisco. The opportunities are virtually endless, whether it’s catching a professional sports game, attending a renowned concert, or immersing oneself in vibrant arts and cultural events.

3. Access to outdoor recreational activities

Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, Vacaville is a gateway to many outdoor adventures. The city boasts a network of well-maintained parks, hiking trails, and bike paths, providing ample opportunities for strolls, invigorating hikes, and exhilarating bike rides. Moreover, Vacaville’s proximity to the stunning landscapes of Napa Valley and Lake Berryessa allows residents to embark on scenic drives or partake in water sports and fishing activities.

The nearby Lagoon Valley Park is a treasure trove for outdoor lovers, offering opportunities for birdwatching, picnicking, and even paragliding. For those seeking more adrenaline-pumping experiences, the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains provide skiing, snowboarding, and hiking options in breathtaking alpine surroundings.

4. Great entertainment opportunities

The region is renowned for its exquisite wineries, where wine enthusiasts can indulge in tastings and tours and learn about the art of winemaking. From the picturesque Suisun Valley to the world-famous Napa Valley, plenty of vineyards exist to explore and enjoy. Vacaville is renowned for the iconic Nut Tree, a beloved attraction that provides a delightful fusion of entertainment, shopping, and dining. Guests can explore scenic gardens, shop at distinctive boutiques, and indulge in delicious cuisine at diverse eateries.

5. Great educational opportunities

The city is home to a highly regarded school district committed to providing a well-rounded education. From elementary to high school, Vacaville offers a range of public and private schools that prioritize academic excellence, personalized learning, and the holistic development of each student. Additionally, Vacaville boasts the presence of Solano Community College, offering higher education and career training programs. The college provides diverse academic courses, vocational programs, and transfer pathways to four-year universities.

Cons of living in Vacaville, CA

1. High fire risk

Like many areas in California, Vacaville faces a significant fire risk due to its geographical location and climate conditions. The region experiences hot and dry summers and strong winds, creating conditions that can contribute to the spread of wildfires. The proximity of Vacaville to areas with dense vegetation, such as grasslands and forested areas, further add to the fire risk. Residents must take necessary precautions to mitigate fire hazards, such as maintaining defensible space around their properties, learning how to heatproof their homes, following local fire safety guidelines, and staying informed about fire alerts and evacuation procedures.

2. High housing costs

As a desirable location within California, Vacaville’s popularity and proximity to major cities have increased demand for housing, subsequently driving up prices. The median sale price is $625,000, over the national median of $419,103. The competitive real estate market may pose challenges for individuals or families looking to purchase a home or find affordable rental options. As for rent, a two-bedroom apartment averages around $2,343, which can be costly for some. Although these prices seem high, it’s important to remember that neighboring metropolitan areas like San Francisco has a median sale price of 1,400,000.

3. Summers can be hot and dry

Summers in Vacaville are characterized by hot and dry conditions, which is a potential drawback to living in the area. The region experiences high summer temperatures averaging around 90 degrees Fahrenheit and limited rainfall, creating a dry environment. The intense heat can be challenging for those sensitive to high temperatures or prefer milder climates. Take extra precautions to stay hydrated, protect oneself from the sun, and learn how to keep your house cool in extreme heat.

4. High property taxes

Property taxes are levied based on the property’s assessed value, and in regions with higher property values like Vacaville, the tax burden can be significant. The average state property tax rate is 0.81% while Vacaville is 0.93%, which can impact homeowners’ monthly expenses and overall cost of living. Potential residents must consider property taxes as part of their budgetary planning when contemplating a move to Vacaville.

5. Limited public transportation

The city’s public transportation system is less extensive and comprehensive than in larger metropolitan areas, which may pose challenges for residents who rely on public transit or prefer not to use private vehicles. The transit score in Vacaville is 20 which makes it a car dependent city. Although Vacaville City Coach offers local bus services, the routes and frequency may be less convenient and extensive than in urban areas. This limited public transportation can pose challenges for those who rely on or prefer using public transit, affecting commuting, accessing services, and exploring nearby cities.

Is Vacaville, CA a good place to live? Final thoughts

Whether Vacaville is a good place to live depends on individual preferences and priorities. The city boasts attractive features like a mild climate, close proximity to cities, and abundant outdoor activities. However, it’s crucial to weigh drawbacks such as costly housing, scorching summers, wildfire risk, and limited transportation. In conclusion, individuals should extensively research and evaluate their specific needs before deciding if Vacaville suits their desired living environment.

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California Forever CEO grilled by neighbors concerned about plans for new city

VACAVILLE — Skeptics did not hold back and the California Forever CEO did not back down in an emotional town hall in Vacaville about a proposed new Solano County city.Vacaville resident Mary Heiser was one of the first members of the public to speak."Jan, my name is Mary, so I'm going to call you Jan," Heiser said.California Forever CEO Jan Sramek stood in front of the crowd, which was filled with opposition."You need to work on your soft skills," Heiser told Sramak. "Don't insult us...

VACAVILLE — Skeptics did not hold back and the California Forever CEO did not back down in an emotional town hall in Vacaville about a proposed new Solano County city.

Vacaville resident Mary Heiser was one of the first members of the public to speak.

"Jan, my name is Mary, so I'm going to call you Jan," Heiser said.

California Forever CEO Jan Sramek stood in front of the crowd, which was filled with opposition.

"You need to work on your soft skills," Heiser told Sramak. "Don't insult us when you come to talk to us."

The drama surrounds California Forever's proposed massive Solano County development that would create a new city.

Despite the overwhelming opposition, Sramek stayed calm while handling the questions.

"To say we have to shut this down so quickly before we even see the plan? I think that's premature," Sramek said.

Heiser is an adamant opponent of the plan.

"They've walked around being secretive for so long, and to suddenly pop out of the woodwork, 'We're the best thing since peanut butter.' Are you? Well, prove it," Heiser said.

Jim Wise is a California Forever supporter and blames opponents he says fear change.

"The fact of the matter is this world waits for nobody, and we will have change," Wise said.

California Forever purchased 50,000 acres of land in the county for nearly a billion dollars, in secret, over the last six years, only now revealing the intention to build a city. That one-time secrecy has become its number one public relations problem.

"I think you have to learn to love the process," Sramek said. "And you get better at it, I get better at it."

The California Forever developers will need Solano County voter approval to make this project work. They will begin gathering signatures for a ballot measure next year.

New Vacaville shopping center tower confuses residents as construction nears end

VACAVILLE, Calif. — Standing at 70 feet tall, a dark tower looms over a Vacaville shopping center, leaving residents wondering what it is.The owner of The Ranch, formerly known as the Alamo Plaza shopping center, says it’s meant to be a “landmark” for the area, something to draw people in — at least once it’s finished.The tower started construction in 2018, but has been in pla...

VACAVILLE, Calif. — Standing at 70 feet tall, a dark tower looms over a Vacaville shopping center, leaving residents wondering what it is.

The owner of The Ranch, formerly known as the Alamo Plaza shopping center, says it’s meant to be a “landmark” for the area, something to draw people in — at least once it’s finished.

The tower started construction in 2018, but has been in planning since about 2007. The owner of the plaza, Daria Hosseinyoun, says he hopes the tower will be finished sometime this year.

“The tower was built as a landmark to be easily visible throughout part of Vacaville,” he said. “The top will eventually be lit up to serve as a modern day beacon. We hope to continue to make The Ranch a destination with our recent improvement efforts.”

Current plans are to put a restaurant or business in the lower half of the structure to increase community engagement.

“The purpose of the tower is to become a hot spot restaurant that continues to evolve Vacaville away from the large chain restaurants,” said Hosseinyoun. “We want to create something modern with an indoor and outdoor element with food that makes it a top destination in Vacaville.”

Credit: Daria Hosseinyoun, FH One, Inc.

He says the ultimate goal is to let locals and tourists have “an experience that doesn’t exist in Vacaville.”

Located on the corner of Alamo Drive and Merchant Street, the plaza was built in the 1970s and began undergoing revitalization efforts in 2007 due to a “significant decline in occupied tenant spaces over the years,” not having an “anchor store” and an overall vacancy rate of “approximately 50%,” according to a 2007 staff report by then city planner Ward Stewart.

The changes originally wanted a 78-foot tower in the space, but it was eventually limited to 70 due to city codes.

Additional changes added new pedestrian paths “to encourage greater connectivity within the center,” new landscaping, play structures, public restrooms, designated outdoor dining areas for eating establishments and a 5% reduction in on-site parking to accommodate the proposed changes, according to a city planning commission document.

There aren’t currently any plans for a specific restaurant to get into the space, but the original design is set for a "burger tower" and residents on social media expect something like another coffee shop.

Some residents on social media think the tower is some sort of bat-signal, a 5G cell tower or just an eyesore. Even with the mixed reviews on how it looks, people are excited to have something new the area.

Pharmaceutical giant Genentech plans move out of Solano County

Slide 1 of 4The exterior of the Genentech main building at the Vacaville campus, which houses two cell-culture plants used to develop a number of drug therapies to treat cancer, multiple sclerosis, hives and allergic symptoms. The company also continues to explore and develop drugs for treating Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. June 2017. (Gary Quackenbush / For North Bay Business Journal) THE NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNALGlobal pharmaceutical firm Genentech is planning to unload its production pla...


Global pharmaceutical firm Genentech is planning to unload its production plant in Vacaville.

The South San Francisco-based company, founded in 1976 and acquired by Roche of Basel, Switzerland in 2009, will seek out a suitable buyer for the 427,000-square-foot site anchoring the Solano County biopharmaceutical cluster, Roche announced Wednesday. The site’s “large-scale” production capacity will be moved to one of its newer facilities.

The company intends to retain its 800 employees at the Vacaville plant. Otherwise, its representatives declined to say what would happen if the sale doesn’t go through. The company also wouldn’t provide the cost savings or whether the sell-off is designed to offset losses. It also didn’t say what it would list the facility for on the market.

“It’s always disappointing when a company closes, but we’re hopeful Genentech will find a company that will be able to utilize the facility at its existing site,” Vacaville Economic Development Director Don Burrus told the Business Journal. “We think that’s a great plan.”

The $250 million Vacaville plant built in 1998 on New Horizons Way is one of the oldest in the Roche network and specializes in biologics medicines including Herceptin, Actemra, Perjeta, Rituxan, Ocrevus and Vabysmo. The drugmaker’s experience creating monoclonal antibodies from genetically-modified living cells has placed it on the map as a cancer-fighting trailblazer. Genentech has more than 13,000 employees.

As a member of the Roche Group, Genentech’s parent company’s Pharmaceutical division reported $47.7 billion in global sales in 2022. U.S. sales are about half that, which includes Genentech and other U.S. affiliates.

“We aim to find a buyer who shares our values and respects the contributions and expertise of our colleagues at the facility,” Global Head of Pharma Technical Operations Susanne Hundsbaek-Pedersen said in a statement.

Russ Moroz, a commercial real estate broker with Marcus & Millichap based in Palo Alto, said the company that was ranked No. 14 on Forbes largest California companies may want to consider a sale-leaseback option in this type of high interest-rate environment. The proposal, which involves selling the property then renting it from the new owner, would involve a lease to counter “high borrowing costs.”

“More buyers are doing this now, but there are so many variables involved with something like this,” Moroz said.

Whatever option proves prudent for the drugmaker, the first order of business for the company’s next chapter involves the announcement, said spokeswoman Heather Gloe.

“(The) announcement now allows us to initiate that confidential process (of finding a potential buyer),” she said.

Matt Gardner, chairman of the California Biomanufacturing Center based in Vacaville, indicated it’s probable another biomed firm may go in the space and use the same tooling and equipment — one that will therefore need the human expertise to run the operation. Gardner added the Solano County facility has launched many careers.

“If they just change the hardware, all kinds of processes (with different companies) could use the tooling. Yes, other users may have to make some modifications,” he said.

Gardner commended the leadership of the Genentech team and its accomplishments, having conducted 10 “successful clinical trials in a row” starting in 2004 — a decade after it bought the land in the high-growth region of Solano County. Gardner insisted Genentech led the monoclonal development path, then “the rest of the industry caught up.”

This monoclonal research, used to identify the presence of proteins, represents a global therapeutic market valued at $115.2 billion in 2018, according to the Journal of Biomedical Science. It’s estimated to reach $300 billion by 2025.

This story has been updated to reflect global and U.S. sales for Roche, Genentech’s parent company.

Susan Wood covers law, cannabis, production, tech, energy, transportation, agriculture as well as banking and finance. She can be reached at 530-545-8662 or [email protected]


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