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Northern California

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Fertile Farms and Family Values

Situated between Santa Barbara and Sacramento boasts some of the world’s most fertile farmland. The region is renowned for its production of almonds, walnuts, olives, tomatoes, cherries, pears, apricots, dried plums and much more. Of course, Napa Valley and Santa Ynez Valley are famous for cultivating wine grapes of the utmost quality. With an established transportation infrastructure including major highways, railroads, airports and seaports, this region is conveniently located for the distribution of goods. In addition to a flourishing economy, this region offers a full range of recreational opportunities and amenities.

In Northern California, over 60 percent of the land in in the region between San Francisco and Sacramento is used for agricultural and ranch purposes. Operations vary from small, family-owned farms to large, corporate entities. Food processing plants and seed production companies also make up a significant portion of the local economy. Yolo County is home to the University of California, Davis, one of the world’s leading agricultural research institutions. Area residents believe strongly in buying locally grown food, and nearly every community has its own farmer’s market or produce stand. A shift toward sustainable farming practices has gained momentum in recent years, prompting the emergence of more and more organic operations, as well. In fact, the world’s largest processor of organic walnuts can be found in Solano County.

For over 150 years, Northern California has been a leader on the world's economic, scientific, and cultural stages. From the development of gold mining techniques and logging practices in the 19th century that were later adopted around the world, to the development of world-famous and online business models (such as Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Google, Yahoo!, and eBay), Northern California has been at the forefront of new ways of doing business. In science, advances range from being the first to isolate and name fourteen transuranic chemical elements, to breakthroughs in microchip technology. Cultural contributions include the works of Ansel Adams, George Lucas, and Clint Eastwood, as well as beatniks, the Summer of Love, wine-making, the cradle of the international environmental movement, and the open, casual workplace first popularized in the Silicon Valley dot-com boom and now widely in use around the world. It is also Home to one of the largest Air Force Bases on the West Coast, and the largest of California, Travis Air Force Base.

It’s virtually equidistant position between Sacramento and San Francisco has always made Vacaville, original home of United Country – Green Fields Real Estate, a welcome rest point for travelers. Vacavilleeven served as a stop along the famed Pony Express. The astounding development of Nut Tree would eventually give motorists an even bigger reason to pull off I-80. Originally established in 1921 by the Power family as a fruit stand, this modest venture quickly grew into one of California’s most recognizable tourist destinations. Attractions included fine dining, shopping, an airport, miniature train and more. Nut Tree Airport continues to handle air travel in the region. By establishing the first office in Vacaville, United Country – Green Fields Real Estate is positioned to serve the needs of buyers and sellers throughout the area, whether you are living in one of the many great towns or in the country on a ranch or farm.

If you are thinking about moving to the Northern California area, some of the many attractions in the region include Six Flags Discovery in Vallejo, hundreds of world class wineries and restaurants in Napa Valley, the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, one hour to San Francisco, two hours to the amazing Lake Tahoe region, hiking, boating and skiing in the majestic Sierra Mountains, traveling to one of many parks like Yosemite, or visiting Old Town Sacramento, a trip back in time to another great era.

For outstanding hunting and fishing, there is the Sacramento River basin which is teeming with catfish, bullheads, largemouth bass and Chinook salmon, and many varieties of birds, that winds from the north Central Valley all the way to the Delta and out to the San Francisco Bay.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is another fantastic place to admire our state’s natural beauty. Watch spectacular sunsets across the Pacific Ocean. Catch a glimpse of vibrant wildflowers and native plants as you hike along one of the park’s many trails. Spend an afternoon hang gliding off the majestic cliffs, or try your hand at the new sport of kite-boarding. With a variety of historic structures and public programs, you’ll always discover something new at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

John Muir, famous for his life-long work to preserve the land, especially in Northern California, and create national parks, once wrote, “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” This beautifully describes the natural heart and soul of this region.

The professional team at United Country – Green Fields Real Estate are your experts for homes, farms and ranches, orchards, vineyards, wineries, and recreation land in Northern California. Contact our office in Vacaville, CA or one of our outstanding agents to learn more about the national exposure and local expertise to sell or buy your dream property.