5.2 out of 10


38.4427601204331 -121.819506712171
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5

"Middle-class farm country"

If you’re trying to find Dixon on the map, it might be hard. The city is literally in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by acres of farmland. It is located in northern Solano County, about 25 miles away from California’s state capitol of Sacramento. Within it, is a population approaching 20,000 people while their racial makeup is almost perfectly split between white and hispanic residents. Moreover, it’s location serves it well if you want to live in a quiet, reserved neighborhood but also gives locals proximity to exciting Davis, California, a rather large college town and farmland.

The city is a modest, middle-class community complete with clean, orderly roads weaving between simple residences. Yet to be more specific, one-story homes cluster around the heart of Dixon, while newer two-story residences lie more on the perimeter. The city is also pretty flat, with neighborhoods saturated with well-groomed front yards and long properties. If you’re looking for temporary housing, the average rent in this community is around $1,100/month. Those who already live in the city average about $67,000/year in household income.

If you’re looking for a commercial district, you won’t find much of it in Dixon. The best it can do is a couple old-town neighborhood shops and funky boutiques on 1st Street and A Street. Also Walmart Supercenter, which is one of the biggest employers of Dixon residents, straddles the northern border. Here you can also find a handful of chain restaurants, fast food and smaller stores (Jack in the Box, Payless, Subway, etc.). Dixon High is the most recognizable school in the city, but the district also offers two middle schools and a handful of elementary schools. As for transportation, the city is only approachable by Interstate 80 while both the Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak pass through the community.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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