Benicia, CA 94510
Benicia Main Gate Townhome offers 3 bedrooms, den plus open living and dining space. Enjoy the warmth of the fireplace during the holidays and beyond. End unit allows for additional natural light in the kitchen that includes updated Quartz counter-tops, stainless dishwasher and range. Value add is the Homeowner's Association covers exterior maintenance, water, sewer and garbage.
Conveniently located blocks from downtown and minutes to commute routes. Minutes to the Benicia Arsenal adjacent to the Carquinez Straits, are older historical buildings that house a thriving close-knit art community full of art and photography studios, small boutique businesses, professional offices and light enterprises.
Popular Downtown eateries include: Mare Island Coal Shed Tap Room, One House Bakery, Belle Siena, Sailor Jack's and numerous others
Enjoy living in the sought after waterfront community rich in history including the third State capital in 1853. Recognized as a Main Street city with numerous parks, beach access, boat launches, marina, downtown dining and boutiques. Short drive to nearby communities, including Napa, Sonoma and Solano wine country. Nearby Ferry Terminal makes commutes to San Francisco a refreshing change of pace.
Act now to make 716 Military East in charming Benicia your home!
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.