City of Rio Vista, Water front living on the California Delta

Rio Vista Bridge
Rio Vista Bridge

Century 21 M&M Real Estate in Rio Vista has four of the busiest Realtors located in the Rio Vista area. Whether you are looking for a small town with lots of amenities, water front living or rich agricultural land with Riparian water rights, contact a Century21 M&M Realtor at 39 N. Front Street, Rio Vista, CA 94571, or call toll free at 800-696-5305.

The City of Rio Vista is located on the Sacramento River in the California Delta, approximately 60 miles NE of San Francisco. With a population of about 7,500, the city is served by Rio Vista Municipal Airport and is situated along the Rio Vista Hwy (SR12) between Fairfield and Lodi.  The highway crosses the Sacramento River via the Helen Madere Memorial Bridge, colloquially known as the Rio Vista Bridge.

Rio Vista is a unique city with a 1000 miles of waterway surrounding it – which makes it an ideal location for fishing, water skiing, wind surfing, camping and much more. There is also an 18 hole golf course and retirement community (Trilogy) close by.

Rio Vista is a unique city with a variety of amenities and services available to both residential and business communities and continues to make strides to meet the challenges of a rapidly growing community.  We have the unique advantage of being a small city with big opportunities for the right business as well as offering plenty of recreational activities for visitors.If you like the outdoors, the City is surrounded by over 1000 miles of waterway.  It is the ideal location for fishing, water skiing and wind surfing.  There is also an 18 hole golf course and several campgrounds nearby.

Rio Vista gained notoriety in 1985 due to a visit by a lost humpback whale even though it was 60 miles upriver from the Pacific Ocean. Nicknamed “Humphrey”, the young whale attracted hundreds of inquisitive visitors to the Rio Vista area before he was eventually maneuvered back to the ocean by the Marine Mammal Center ant the US Coastguard.

Rio Vista is home to the annual Rio Vista Bass Derby and Festival, usually held in early October. The first Bass Derby held in Rio Vista was over 70 years ago, in 1933, and today the festival includes; Fishing Derby, Carnival, Parade, Car Show, Soap Box Derby, entertainment and more.

The City of Rio Vista is currently located several miles south of the original settlement. Back in 1858, Colonel Nathan H. Davis founded “Brazos deRio” near the entrance of Cache Slough on the Sacramento River. Then in 1862, a flood forced the town to relocate to higher ground at its present location just after it was renamed Rio Vista, a combination of the Spanish words for ‘river’ and ‘view’. The community of Rio Vista was officially incorporated on December 30, 1893.

In 1936 natural gas was discovered in the Rio Vista area and that gas field quickly became a major source of employment during the 20th century. Recently, Rio Vista has seen growth in agriculture, manufacturing and tourism. Currently, Rio Vista is home to the largest American producer of Belgian Endive.

There are over 750 wind turbines located on the Montezuma Hills close to the city with plans to add another 200 wind turbines.

If you are ready to move to a small town with lots of amenities, chose Rio Vista.


1 thought on “City of Rio Vista, Water front living on the California Delta

  1. Nancy Kazel-Ramos July 12, 2013 — 6:02 pm

    If you come across clients moving to the Central Valley (Clovis/Fresno), gladly accepting referral business! Thank you!

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