I have a business here in Oregon for 14 years. I have family in Vacaville, CA and on my last visit this September was invited to a gathering of friends in Benicia. It was evening but I saw the bay as I exited the freeway and the little I saw of Benicia was inviting.
I returned the next day and went to the quaint downtown area, did some shopping, visited with a couple of merchants, and was very much taken by the area and friendliness of the few people I spoke to.
I am considering a move and thought Benicia was small enough yet at population of 25000, which is 10000 more than here, possibly large enough to support my business.
I would appreciate any info about how businesses are doing in this area and this economy. Also, how is the living culturally and perhaps the average price of a moderate 2 bedroom home.
Thank you, Ali