The City of Vallejo is experiencing a modern renaissance. Home to a Naval Shipyard for nearly 150 years, Vallejo is now a vibrant mix of residential and commercial communities. Historic homes, beautiful parks and a scenic waterfront attract new residents and businesses to Vallejo, a city nestled atop the Bay and perfectly located close to San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento, as well as the major wine producing valleys of Sonoma and Napa. There are signs everywhere of commercial and cultural renewal, renovation and redevelopment. Our small-town atmosphere, our sense of purpose, our wonderfully diverse community and our great spirit embody the best elements of the past, present and future of California. And our micro-climate is second to none!
Vallejo is well connected to the Bay Area and Capitol Corridor via Interstate 80 and 780 as well as to Wine Country by State Highways 37 and 29.
Traveling by air is also convenient, as Vallejo is within 50 miles of San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento international airports.
For goods, Vallejo is convenient to the regional ports of Oakland, San Francisco and Richmond. For commuters, San Francisco is less than an hour away by the Vallejo Baylink Ferry, the high-speed catamaran service.
Commercial Development projects around Vallejo:
Lennar Mare Island & The Nimitz Group
Lennar Mare Island is transforming the South end of the former naval shipyard into a vibrant mixed-use facility, including a town center, historic core, waterfront promenade with retail & entertainment, and four urban-style, residential neighborhoods with more than 1,400 homes planned. Today, more than ninety businesses occupy 3 million square feet on the island and employ more than 1,900 workers. With an inventory of more than 100 buildings representing 7 million square feet, Mare Island has office and industrial spaces to meet almost any commercial need. Targeted industries for this commercial district include high-tech and biotech, as well as heavy industrial, light manufacturing, medical, professional and administrative companies. Additionally, with ample berth and dry dock areas, Mare Island is equipped to accommodate a wide variety of maritime uses.
With the restoration work complete on the historic Empress Theatre, Triad Communities’ planned development for the heart of downtown Vallejo is taking shape. Triad’s mixed-use plan calls for a 12-square block area incorporating three distinct districts: Arts & Entertainment; Residential, Specialty Service & Retail; and Civic & Transit. The Arts & Entertainment District is anchored by the renovated Empress, an outstanding locale for live performances and film screenings that fosters a wealth of restaurants and other entertainment. The Residential & Retail District features buildings that combine sidewalk-level retail and services with upstairs residences, designed to offer a live-work environment in the downtown Vallejo area. The Civic & Transit District adds new elements designed to enhance downtown amenities and provide benefits to the entire city.
Northgate includes 50,000 square feet of office and retail, a 10-acre neighborhood shopping center, and the Vallejo Auto Mall (anchored by Team DGDG and Vallejo Toyota). The “college section” of this development houses the new Vallejo campus of Solano Community College. The residential area has two upscale gated communities, Hyde Park and Belvedere.
The Waterfront is a 92-acre development proposed by Callahan/DeSilva Vallejo, LLC that includes a residential plan for 750-1,000 high-end homes, office and commercial space, an upscale hotel and conference center, as well as restaurants and retail.
CLICK HERE to view the Waterfront Project by the Callahan Property Company.
The City of Vallejo offers a wide array of neighborhoods and master planned communities. Whether it is the golf club community of Hiddenbrooke, the seaside marina of Glen Cove or hillside view of Hyde Park, Vallejo offers its residents a unique combination of bedroom community, suburban quietude, waterfront paradise and foothill vistas.
Glen Cove is a master-planned community in Vallejo located amid the rolling hills along the Carquinez Straits. Originally developed in 1986 by a consortium of a dozen different builders, Glen Cove is a neighborhood of single-family homes close to I-780 and I-80, convenient to commuters of Napa, San Francisco and Sacramento. Outdoor activities are abundant in Glen Cove; residents enjoy biking and walking in the rolling hills, playing tennis at the Glen Cove Park courts, and boating and fishing from the Glen Cove Marina.
Nestled among the rolling hills where northern Vallejo meets southern Napa County, Hiddenbrooke encompasses 1,300 acres of recreational amenities, open space and distinctive residential villages. This “hidden valley” includes new home neighborhoods like the Orchards, Reflections and the Summit, all with distinctive single-family homes ranging in size from 1,500 square feet up to more than 3,000 square feet. Central to the community is Hiddenbrooke Golf Course, a spectacular 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Course that is one of the best in the region.
Hyde Park Vallejo is one of the finest luxury gated communities in the entire Bay Area of San Francisco. Hyde Park Vallejo offers luxury, single-family detached new homes for sale with four plan choices. Hyde Park Vallejo’s central location benefits residents with a convenient commute to the greater Bay Area metropolitan work environments of San Francisco and Oakland as well as the regional work centers of Napa, Fairfield and Vacaville. Hyde Park is located within walking distance of abundant shopping and dining, and close to Blue Rock Springs Golf Course and the scenic Vallejo waterfront.
Lennar Mare Island
Imagine living side-by-side with history in a scenic island neighborhood. This extraordinary opportunity exists at Mare Island. The island’s landmark architecture has been preserved and many historic buildings refurbished. The community features parks, wildlife preserves, a golf course, and more. The plan for Mare Island includes a broad range of home styles and sizes, ranging from single-family residences to town homes, paired homes and apartments. Neighborhoods are designed with curved tree-lined streets, neighborhood parks and broad sidewalks, and many enjoy views across the bay.
A presentation by Alea Gage, City of Vallejo's Economic Development Division