Fairfield's real estate is some of the cheapest in the entire Bay Area. Its median home value of $409,000 is very affordable compared to most other places in the region, so much that you'll rarely find a place that costs over $750k. Although half of the listings fall in the $400-749k price range, almost 40% of all housing costs between $200k and $399k. Since the local real estate is so cheap, the city is a perfect place for homeowners, especially if you're looking to move to a densely populated suburban area.
With a median rent of $1,600, renting is also relatively inexpensive. About 30% of rentals cost from $1,000 to $1,499 a month, but you can find as many apartments in the $1,500-$1,999 price range.