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Travis AFB is just outside Fairfield, California. Fairfield has about 109,000 people, and is in Solano County, which has a population of about 421,000 people. Other nearby communities include Suisun City (29,000), Vacaville (93,000), and Dixon (19,000).

It is about 6 miles from downtown Fairfield to Travis AFB; this takes about 14 minutes to commute; Vacaville is about 8 minutes north; Dixon about half an hour northeast. The average commute in Solano County is about 29 minutes. Fairfield is in the San Francisco Bay area, about an hour from San Francisco, and also in central California, about 45 minutes from Sacramento.

Major local employers are the base itself, and the local Jelly Belly plant, Anheuser-Busch plant, and Clorox bleach plant.

Local Housing Rental Prices
: The average apartment rent in the Fairfield area ranges from $900 to $1400 per month, with a median of about $1100 per month.

Local Housing Purchase Prices
: The average price for a house in Fairfield is about $341,000, compared to $525,000 for California. The average price for a house in Solano County is about $340,000.

Short Description of the Area
: Fairfield is a small city for California, and mid-sized for the Bay Area, about midway between San Francisco and Sacramento. This is a fairly flat area of California, just north of the inland Bay, and immediately north of a small marshland, the Suisun Marsh.

Climate and Weather
: The area has a dry climate, with winter temperatures of the mid 50s to high 30s, and summer temperatures from the high 80s to mid 50s. The area has cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Winters get up to 5 inches of rain a month; summers as little as no rain for two or three months. Fog can also roll in off the Bay in winter, although this tends to thin out further from the water.
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