Great question! I personally live in Benicia, and I understand the feelings that some people there have about the neighboring city of Vallejo. However I work primarily in Vallejo and so long as you thoroughly research the area, check out the area during the day and night you should be able to get a sense of what the area is like. I have recently sold a couple home in the Glen Cove Marina area, and all my buyers seem to be happy with the location. Good luck!