Northeast Vallejo: The area is a mix of newer suburban neighborhoods and a smattering of older “patio-style” apartment complexes and single family homes. This area also harbors most of Vallejo’s decent shopping opps, from groceries to clothing.
Heritage District: Divided Victorians and doll house-like Craftsman bungalows make up the bulk of rental inventory in this area, with most offering front and/or back yards and garage parking - score!
South Vallejo: This area offers some newer construction, amenity-laden “loft-style” apartments along with single-family rental homes with über-convenient access to the Bay Area ferry system
While competition is not as cutthroat here as in, say Berkeley or San Francisco, it never hurts to come prepared. Proof of income and/or references from previous landlords can only aid you in your quest to live the Vallejo Dream. Many of the larger complexes are offering move-in specials and deals in order to fill vacant units.
There you have it. Vallejo is an affordable launching pad for countless Bay Area adventures in work and play, it might just fit the bill. Get looking!