The selling points of Vallejo are easy to see. A beautiful water front off the Napa River, lovely Victorian and bungalow architecture, nearly perfect drinking water from the tap, close proximity to a wild life preserve, gentle weather and a Six Flags amusement park. However, it is run down due to the loss of its naval base and failure to attract other businesses other than construction. So, it is over built in quick 1980's houses that stand empty due to the housing bust. Empty houses and no local employment meant a drop in the tax base and suddenly it is a city in crisis. However, in the year that I have lived here, I have seen many improvements with more to come. It is a worthwhile place filled with worthwhile people, it just needs time to re-discover itself.