When deciding where you want to settle in the Fairfield area, it's important to keep in mind that the borders amongst Bay Area sprawl are blurred. As Fairfield slips into Suisun City to the south, the neighborhoods in Fairfield proper tend to resemble this neighboring town.
Westfield Solano Mall Area Since the purchase and redevelopment, a number of new constructions have sprung up, many of which offer quality living spaces.
North and South Fairfield Fairfield is bordered to the north by Vacaville and to the south by Suisun City. Apartments located in the northern reaches of Fairfield tend to be nicer, have more amenities, and, of course, cost more. South Fairfield, along the borders of Suisun will have cheaper rentals.
Prices With the exception of the northern and southern regions of Fairfield, pricing throughout the city is predominately determined by the quality and condition of the rental in question. Decent two bedrooms will range from $850-1000 throughout town. Similar northern Fairfield rentals generally cost between $900-1100, while southern Fairfield apartments bottom out in the low $800s.
Many of Fairfield's new construction properties are rented through private management companies. These apartments are best found on online apartment search websites, rather than through real estate agents. (Heyy, look at you!)
Fairfield and Suisun Transit, cleverly acronymed FAST, operates several fixed route and express buses around most neighborhoods, including an express bus through Vacaville and as far out as Sacramento. Additionally, several FAST bus lines connect with BART stations, providing quick transportation into San Francisco proper.
So welcome to Fairfield! Wherever you end up going from here, you're guaranteed to find an affordable rental nearly anywhere in town!