CALIFORNIA IS EXPENSIVE
However, if you are living here in Vacaville, you are one of the lucky residents that enjoy the perks of a Golden State lifestyle and the most prime-valued real estate in Northern California. According to an April 2016 article on Livibility.com, Vacaville took the #2 spot for the 5 Most Affordable Cities in California. That’s right, Vacaville is ranked as the second most affordable city in California!
VALUE, RESOURCES, AND QUALITY OF LIFE
The article’s author, Bonnie Burch, makes it clear to not confuse this list with the “cheapest cities” in California. Rather, it is a ranking of affordability and value. The methodology used was based on numerous factors including cost of living, quality of life, as well as the key components of transportation, housing, food, and utilities. There are definitely cheaper places to live, but when it comes to what you get for your investment, Vacaville knocks it straight out of Andrew’s Park. Here is what she wrote:
2. Vacaville, California
An hour outside of San Francisco, Vacaville is home to ranchers, farmers and residents looking for a quiet community in which to raise a family.
The median home value is the cheapest on the list at $275,100, with a median household income of $74,207.
The Nut Tree, a roadside stop for travelers who wanted to buy fresh, locally grown fruit and nuts, and then a larger restaurant complex, closed in 2009. But the site is now coming back as a mixed-use development.
Residents can take in outdoor adventures such as stroll among the hills in Lagoon Valley or enjoy nightlife, fine dining and shopping.
Moreover, not only did our adorable North Bay metropolis make the top 5, but it was the only city in Northern California to make the list at all. The remaining four cities are located in Southern California. When it comes to value, it may be fair to say that Vacaville is the Best of the Bay. At McGuire Capital Group Realty, this news was no big surprise because we are 100% local experts, here to help your family find the best value for your real estate investment.
The other cities on the list were:
- Simi Valley
To read the complete article on Livability.com visit: http://www.livability.com/california/the-5-most-affordable-cities-in-california
If you would like the inside scoop on this gem of a city from a 100% organic, grass-fed, local Realtor, give us a call at McGuire Capital Group Realty at (707) 301-1349. We’d be happy to show you around.