A Bay Area gem with a touch of Cape Cod charm
Named for the Suisunes, an American Indian tribe which inhabited the area, Suisun City is located adjacent to a sprawling 84,000 acre marsh, the largest contiguous estuarian marsh remaining on the west coast of North America.
Established in the 1850s, it's location made it ideal for commerce and transportation during the California Gold Rush. Today, Suisun's beautiful waterfront district attracts residents and tourists alike who enjoy the myriad of outdoor activities, revitalized downtown shopping center and fine dining choices.
History of Suisun City
A Historical Gold Rush hub
Suisun City, California is a city in Solano County and takes its name from the nearby Suisun Bay and the Suisunes Native American Tribe that inhabited the area. Suisun City has three sister cities, Fairfield, California; Nirasaki, Yamanashi, Japan; Lisbon, Portugal. This beautiful city is known for its sunshine, friendly neighborhoods and natural beauty where city leaders and residents leave by the city motto “Discover the experience”. According to the 2010 United States Census the city spans 4.2 square miles, with .06 miles being water covered and it rests adjacent to Suisun Marsh a large estuarine marsh that covers 84,000 acres.
The city was established during the 1850s and because of it’s location it became a hub of commerce and transportation. Late in the 1860s the First Transcontinental Railroad arrived in the area and via the California Pacific Railroad extending the city’s reach further across the country. The largest growth era for the city was during the 1960s and 1970s when the San Fransisco Bay Area’s surburban sprawl reached the rural city. In the 1980s city government began to work toward renewing downtown Suisun City. Then in 1989 new and affordable housing tracts began to lure new residents to the city and growth took off again.
Today the city has grown to include 28,111 residents according to the 2010 United States Census, giving the city a population density of 6,752.3 per square mile. Education within the city is supervised by the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District and is made up of three elementary schools Suisun Elementary, Crescent Elementary and Dan O Root II Elementary School, one middle school, Crystal Middle School and three high schools Armijo High School, Fairfield High School and Rodriguez High School. Transportation in the city is provided by Fairfield and Suisun Transit and the Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak station.
Residents of Suisun City enjoy visiting many attractions like The Lawler House Gallery, the Budweiser Brewery, Suisun Valley Harvest Trails. Residents are encouraged to have a healthy outdoor lifestyle and to experience the culture and history of the area. Homes for sale in Suisun City range from the affordable homes built late 80s to new luxury homes on sprawling yards. New arrivals can choose from small starter homes, medium sized middle class homes and so much more. Real estate options also include trendy apartments for rent and condominiums with attractive amenities for lease.
Suisun City's highest rated eateries
Fast food to fine dining and more
With a revitalized downtown and waterfront district, Suisun City in the last few years has transformed itself into a wonderful little place to visit, dine and enjoy views of the Suisun Bay. Each local eatery specializes in their own flavor of Suisun history and food fare, with interesting twists on foods you know and love. Be sure to visit the waterfront district and enjoy the scenery next time you visit for a bite to eat.
Did you know?!
A few amazing facts about Suisun and it's residents
- The island that was to become Suisun City was first discovered in 1850 by Curtis Wilson and Dr. John Baker when they sailed up the winding Suisun Slough. At one time, it was linked to neighboring Fairfield by a causeway.
- Suisun was established by Captain Josiah Wing during the Gold Rush days after he got into a shipping war with the founder of Fairfield, Captain Robert Waterman. In September 1852, Wing purchased the Suisun island wharf rights and 600 acres of land and marsh for $500.00.
- The Suisun Delta Region is the largest in the United States.
- Field & Stream Magazine lists the Suisun Delta as one of the top 50 places to catch the "fish of your dreams."
- Suisun City actually has three sister cities; Fairfield, California, Nirasaki, Yamanashi, Japan, and Lisbon, Portugal.