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How is business in Benicia

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How is business in Benicia

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

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You wrote this quite a while ago, but I'll take a chance.

Did you end up moving to Benicia? If you how do you like it? My boyfriend and I will be moving there in early July from Seattle and as of now know very little about the area. Any info you have would be usefull. We won't be looking to buy a house, but will be looking for decent rental.


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most who live in Benicia, Vallejo, Fairfield, Vacaville area work in San Francisco. Benicia is about 30 minutes and less on good traffic. The city is very safe and has a 4th of July Parade every year. No crime in Benica. I would look at Benicia, Concord, Martinez, Walnut Creek. Avoid Baypoint and the old part of Vallejo. You will love Benicia.

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I moved to Benicia in December, 2005. It is the best thing ever. I moved here on my own and didn't know anyone in town. It is small, friendly, and SO safe. There really is no crime here. It is a different story going in any direction from here, but this little enclave is amazing. I love Benicia. The housing prices here are high as in all near the bay California, but not as high as Walnut Creek, San Francisco, the Pennsula, or most of the East Bay.

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Hi, I live in Benicia and I love it. I moved here about 3 years ago from Florida and it took me a while to get used to how safe this town is coming from a very high crime city like Miami. I can't say enough nice things about Benicia. The schools are some of the best. We have great town events for families and for all ages. Once you visit and walk downtown shops and restaurants to the marina, you will feel a relaxed yet fun atmosphere.

Visit www.CityofBenicia.com and join Benicia's new online community to learn more about Benicia, see photos, videos and read news, as well as other fun stuff. CityofBenicia.com is a social network where you will meet other members who are citizens of Benicia and make new friends online who have lived in Benicia many years and are happy to give you more information about this great town.

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Maria, see you are new to TA. Must watch the dates on the posts, this one is nearly *four* years old!

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