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Dixon is a city located about 23 miles from Sacramento, encompassing a total area of about seven square miles. Nestled in northern Solano County, Dixon was originally known as “Dicksonville,” in honor of Thomas Dixon who donated roughly ten acres of his land to be used for the construction of a railroad depot in the area. The first delivered merchandise shipment from San Francisco however, was mistakenly addressed to “Dixon,” and that was the name that has been used ever since.

Today, Dixon is home to about 20,000 residents who all enjoy a high quality of life, thanks to the city’s small town charm, family-friendly environment, good schools, nice selection of restaurants and entertainment venues, picturesque parks, and more. It is a relatively small city that’s built on a strong sense of community – residents here look after each other and enjoy various special events and gatherings every year.

Real estate and property types in Dixon, CA

An enticing selection of stylish and well-maintained properties is available for those looking for an ideal home in Dixon. Homes for sale in the area consist mostly of single-family residences, and there are some vacant lots and land available as well, in case you’d rather build your very own custom home.

Homes in Dixon are available in different architectural styles, such as Contemporary, Ranch, Mediterranean, Farmhouse, and more. Many homes offer a very comfortable lifestyle, with first-class features such as well-maintained lawns, hardwood floors, large patio areas, spacious floor plans, elegant living and dining rooms, kitchens with stainless steel appliances, deluxe master bedrooms, and many more.

Schools and top employers in Dixon, CA

Public schools in Dixon are served by the Dixon Unified School District. According to, the top-performing schools in the area are:

  • Dixon High
  • C.A. Jacobs Intermediate
  • Dixon Montessori Charter
  • Tremont Elementary

Some of the top employers in Dixon are:

  • Gymboree
  • Wal-Mart
  • First Northern Bank
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Cardinal Health

Activities and destinations in Dixon, CA

  • Jepson Prairie is one of the few remaining bunchgrass prairies and vernal pool habitats in California. Located just ten miles south of Dixon, this incredibly beautiful destination features a self-guided trail area that’s accessible throughout the year (guided tours are available in the spring).
  • Celebrate fall by taking your kids to Cool Patch Pumpkins, which features a diverse array of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. This fun fall destination is home to the world record corn maze, which changes every year, and has multiple path options and difficulty levels. There are also hay rides that will take you on a grand tour of their pumpkin patch and food fairs on weekends.
  • Get a bird’s eye view of Solano County by checking out Yolo Ballooning Adventures. They offer sunrise flights with pre and post-flight beverages as well as exclusive private flights for special occasions. For more info, visit their website here.

The perfect home in Dixon, CA is waiting for you! Get in touch with the Plata Realty Group, Inc. by calling 707-628-3685 or sending an email to JPlata(at)PlataRealtyGroup(dotted)com.