The community of Vacaville commands a beautiful setting bordered by rolling hillsides, fruit orchards, and fertile farmland. Through the decades, newcomers have transformed yesterday's small agricultural town into a thriving and progressive city with a population nearing 100,000. A mild and enjoyable climate, a rich sense of history, and a high level of community involvement have contributed to the area's quality growth and expansion. Other magnets to this family-oriented community are affordable housing, good schools, activities for youth, and colorful events throughout the four seasons. Residents of all ages participate in organized sports leagues from soccer and baseball to ice hockey. Sate-of-the-art public recreation facilities include a skateboard park and a new community pool with water slides. Other highlights include the crown jewel of the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, Lagoon Valley Park, the scenic Creekwalk, the historic downtown district, a popular factory outlet center, and wonderful dining experiences.