Benicia is a city located directly along the Carquinez Strait. The city is near Vallejo and American Canyon. Families searching for homes for rent can visit Francesca Terrace Park and Woodhill Park. Living in Benicia offers residents access to the Jefferson Street Museum and the Benicia Clock Tower. Renters can also travel to nearby Roe Island and Ryan Island.
Historical Facts About Benicia
Benicia was founded in 1847 and officially incorporated into California in 1850. The city owes its name to Francisca Maria Felipa Benicia Carillo de Vallejo, the wife of Gen.Mariano Vallejo, a Mexican general who served in California.
The city was the capital of California from 1853 to 1854. This was common in California, as other cities also took up the role until Sacramento became the official capital city.
The legendary union general and president Ulysses S. Grant once served at the Benicia Arsenal in the 1800s.
Resources for Renters
Parents will find information about schools in the city by visiting Benicia Unified School District's website. This site provides information on employees, parents and students, the district, departments and the city's board of education.
Renters can visit Benicia's website to learn about community events, business services and government officials, among other resources. The site also displays information regarding specific issues in the city. For example, there are pages on climate action and sustainability, water conservation, and an estuary report.