Our crime rate was really starting to drop in 2009. Then the state of California came and took 54 million in funds from our city (To help balance the state budget and pay for state programs) we have suffered tremendously in the last couple of years with severe cuts in police, fire and city staff. Our crime rate has increased to much higher levels. The good news, is Measure P just passed. This will generate millions of dollars for our city and help us restore our services and protection to previous levels. Over-all Fairfield is a safe and beautiful place to live. Close to everything. Napa is 20 minutes away, San Francisco, 40 minutes, Sacramento 40 minutes. Mountains, beaches, good food, good wine and so much more make our city a wonderful place to be.
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I don't think I have ever heard of any lease to own companies anywhere. Maybe there are a couple, but most lease to owns are done by the owners themselves. There are hardly any good advantages to the renter and some advantages to the owner. I would urge you to avoid rent to buy as it rarely ever works out well fro a renter and the owner gets to keep your option money and deposit if you don't go through with the purchase. I have read that less than 20% ever work out and I would think in these days it would be even less.... more