Benicia, CA 94510
Sought after Southampton home with views of gentle sloping hills and natural landscape offers a peacefulness enjoyed year-round. Generous designed open living and dining room with a wet-bar space for cocktails or coffee bar with sink. The family room offers views, coziness of a fireplace and transitions to the open kitchen with informal breakfast dining. Kitchen features solid surface granite counters, stainless appliances (newer dishwasher 2022), trash compactor, tile back splash, breakfast bar and luxury vinyl floor. You will love the amount of natural light spilling in to the living space.
Step outside and enjoy the custom style decking complete with built-in counter height area for outdoor dinning. The lower level offers patio and lawn area too. Want a space for entertaining and everyday living, check the box because this home has it. Wind down your day with relaxation time in the hot tub. Spacious primary suite offers views of the rolling hills and sunlight streams in to greet you in the morning. Walk-in closet has the space to stay well organized. Two additional bedrooms on this level with guest bath.
Downstairs bedroom has custom built-in shelves, cabinet space, private bath and slider door to the back yard. A great space for home office or generational living.
Nearby is Braito Open Space for hiking and offers paved path for your strolling ease, Channing Circle Park, and Benicia State Park. Close to schools, Downtown Benicia, shopping and dining.
Access commute routes in minutes: Hwy 780, 680, 80 and the SF/Vallejo Ferry to San Francisco.Benicia a Main Street City rich in history, charm and community makes living in Benicia special. Numerous parks including the 9th Street Park and Beach as well as a boat launch.
Other features include Boccie Ball Courts, Tennis Courts, Community Pool, shopping and dining. Short drive to Solano, Napa and Sonoma wine country.
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The City of Benicia is a waterfront community in the Bay Area located adjacent to the Carquinez Strait, which is part of San Francisco Bay. A community of 28,000, Benicia is known for its small town charm, history and high quality of life. Benicia offers an abundance of leisure and recreational activities with close proximity to popular nearby destinations and commute routes make it a popular choice to call home.
Benicia is a California Main Street City with community events and retail promotions that bring visitors to Benicia’s downtown. You’ll enjoy the beautiful waterfront location complimented by a variety of speciality shops, antique stores, fine restaurants, marina and artists. There is something for everyone. Over the years residents and visitors have enjoyed the Beer Crawl, Torchlight Parade on the 3rd of July, Fireworks on the 4th of July, Farmer’s Market, Scarecrow Display in October, Car Shows, Waterfront Festival and more.
Benicia, the jewel of Solano County, was named in 1847 after Mexican General Mariano Vallejo sold the land from his vast land grant to Robert Semple & Thomas Larkin. General Vallejo asked that they name the city after his wife Francisca Benicia. It is said that first word of gold found at Sutter's Mill was leaked at a Benicia Tavern thus starting the Gold Rush. Benicia became a way station on the way to the Sierras.
Founded in 1849, historic Benicia was the third city to incorporate in the State in 1851. It became the third State Capitol in 1853. After it was learned that the Legislature was unhappy with muddy San Jose, Benicians rushed to erect the red brick capitol. By making the bricks on site, the construction was finished in just 4 months. Benicia was the State Capitol for 13 short months before Governor John Bigler moved the capitol to his hometown of Sacramento. The building is now a State Park & a historic landmark open for tours.
Benicia was home to a military Arsenal, which supplied weapons to U.S. troops in battles and wars beginning in 1849. It is interesting to note that the Arsenal housed camels at the Camel Barns (now a museum) after a failed attempt to incorporate the dromedaries into the army as pack animals. Also interesting is the fact that Ulysses S. Grant was assigned here during his earlier military service. The Benicia Arsenal was decommissioned in 1960 and the area is now home to a thriving industrial park and many artisans & craftsmen.
As a waterfront community, Benicia was a great shipbuilding center until just after World War I and home to thriving waterfront industries (canneries and tanneries) well into the 20th century.
Benicia has a full service marina and several municipal parks, and is home to the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park and Benicia State Recreation Area, a nearly 500 acre open space area located adjacent to Southampton Bay.
The City of Benicia has numerous trails that run through its boundaries.