City of Rio Vista

The City of Rio Vista was founded originally in 1858 as Los Brazos Del Rio – “The arms of the river”. In 1894 the City of Rio Vista incorporated. The city’s location on the Sacramento River made it a natural river port for agriculture and general shipping. As a point of interest, it was a transfer station for the Pony Express changing from ship to horse.

During the mid-thirties, natural gas was discovered making the area the largest natural gas field west of the Rocky Mountains. Today the community’s dependence on the natural gas industry has been greatly reduced due to the diminished gas field. Agriculture, manufacturing and tourism now play the important role of jobs and commerce to the city.

Our excellent quality of life within the Delta make Rio Vista a great place to live and work!

  • Known as “the Gateway to the Delta”, Rio Vista is located in the heart of the California Delta on the Sacramento River. The City is surrounded by over 1000 miles of waterway. It is the ideal location for fishing, water skiing and wind surfing., as well as a being a thriving community for residential, farming and business activities.
  • For more information, please visit the City of Rio Vista website: http://riovistacity.com
Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce
  • Established in 1914, the Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to serving the business community and visitors to the area. Sponsoring and hosting events throughout the year, the Chamber encourages tourists and residents to enjoy our historic town.
  • The Chamber also hosts the annual Rio Vista Bass Derby & Festival, drawing crowds from all over California the first weekend of October.
  • For more information, please visit their websites: http://www.riovista.org/ and http://bassfestival.com/
FACTS & FIGURES

  • Size: 7.5 square miles
  • Population (2007): Approx. 7,876
  • Projected population 2020: 22,000
  • Median Age (2006): 46
  • Median income in 2006: $44,530
  • Employed residents: 2,400
  • Unemployment rate: 3.6 %
  • Form of Government: Council-City Manager form of Government with a directly elected Mayor and 5 City Council Members
  • Total City Budget: $12.5 million
  • Schools: 3 schools – Elementary, Middle, and High
  • % of population with College degree: 21.5%
  • % of population with High School diploma: 37.6%
  • Airport: 4,200′ VOR Approach Airport
  • Avg. Mean daily temperature: 73 degrees
  • Fire Protection: ISO Rating 4 Fire Class
SCHOOLS

  • River Delta Unified School District
  • D.H. White Elementary School
  • Kindergarten – 4th Grade, 500 Elm Way, Rio Vista, CA 94571 – (707) 374-5335 -Approximate enrollment – 400
  • Riverview Elementary School – 5th – 8th Grade, 525 South Second Street, Rio Vista, CA 94571 – (707) 374-2345 – Approximate enrollment – 400
  • Rio Vista High School – 9th – 12th Grade, 410 S. 4th Street, Rio Vista, CA 94571 – (707) 374-6336 – Approximate enrollment – 370
  • Community Colleges (2 Community Colleges within 35 minutes of Rio Vista):
    • Solano Community College – Fairfield
    • San Joaquin Delta College – Stockton
UTILITIES

  • Gas and Electric: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (800) 743-5000
  • Garbage Service: Rio Vista Sanitation (707) 374-5644
  • Water and Sewer Service: City of Rio Vista (707) 374-6451
  • Cable Television: Comcast (800) 945-2288 and Charter Cablevision (888) 997-6642
  • Telephone Service: Frontier Communications (800) 921-8101
PUBLIC SERVICES

  • Police Department: Rio Vista Police Department (707) 374-6366 / Emergency 911 Dispatch service (707) 374-2300
  • Fire Department: Rio Vista Fire Department (707) 374-2233 / Emergency 911 Dispatch service (707) 421-7090
  • Chamber of Commerce: Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce (707) 374-2700
  • Newspaper: River News Herald (707) 374-6431 and Rio Vista Beacon (925) 634-0584
  • Library: Rio Vista Library (707) 374-2664
HEALTHCARE

  • Sutter Davis Hospital (530) 756-6440
  • VacaValley Hospital (707) 449-8000
  • Sutter Solano Medical Center (707) 554-4444
  • Kaiser Permanente Deer Valley Medical Offices (Antioch) (925) 813-6500
  • Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center (925) 813-6500
  • North Bay Medical Center (707) 429-3600
  • Solano County Dept. of Health and Social Services Public Health Services (707) 421-6629
CHURCHES

  • First Congregational Church, Non-denominational – UCC – 230 Sacramento Street, Rio Vista, CA 94571 – (707) 374-2033
  • Lighthouse Ministries, Pentecostal Holiness – 101 Montezuma Street, Rio Vista, CA – (707) 374-0211
  • RE Church – 1110 Highway 12, Rio Vista, CA 94571 – (707) 477-9324
  • Union Baptist Church, American Baptist Convention – 125 Sierra Ave., Rio Vista, CA 94571 – (707) 374-2015
  • Windborn Christian Church, Baptist General Conference – 300 Main Street, Rio Vista, CA 94571 – (707) 374-4910
RESTAURANTS

  • Foster’s Big Horn - 143 Main Street - Largest collection of mounted wildlife (707) 374-5211 Open Daily
  • Hong Kong Seafood - 217 Main Street - Buffet lunch Mon. – Fri., Dinner nightly – closed Sundays (707) 374-5834
  • Pizza Factory - 201 Main Street - “We toss ’em they’re awesome” Open daily (707) 374-6868
  • St Flairs Restaurant - 1000 Summerset Drive - at Rio Vista Golf Club – Trilogy RV (707) 374-4400
  • Rio Vista Bakery - 150 Main Street - Open daily 5 am – 6 pm (707) 374-4341
  • The Point Restaurant - 120 Marina Drive - “Fine food with a view” (707) 374-5400
  • McDonald’s Restaurant - 300 Highway 12 - (707) 374-4430
DMV LOCATIONS

  • 700 E. Pine Street, Lodi, CA 95240 – (209) 333-6935
  • 1399 Buchanan Rd., Pittsburg, CA 94565 – (925) 432-4748
  • 445 Pacific Ave., Fairfield, CA 94533 – (707) 428-2052
  • 621 Orange Drive, Vacaville, CA 95687 – (707) 448-9629