Moving to Sacramento? These Are The Best Areas for Living

Welcome to Sacramento! This is a beautiful time and you won’t regret moving locally wherever in the city.
However, we wanted to give you a few recommendations and the most loved neighbourhoods of Sacramento.

  1. Davis

It is a well-known college town and it has been one of California’s best places to live in for years. From nightlife, restaurants, numerous business opportunities you can find it all. It is also a family friendly place as well with numerous parks. With a population of 68 thousand people it gives you the urban mix and yet a homey atmosphere. It is truly the best of both worlds. Median home value is $622,900 which is less than the urban LA or SF. You will get all the perks of living in Cali but at the lower price.

  1. Folsom

What was a former cow town, now it is one of the most wanted places for young people to live.
A historic town that underwent a huge transformation in the past few decades in this area. With the proximity of the American river near Folsom Lake and the Sierra Nevada foothills it is the most wanted place to live for people who enjoy outdoor activities.
With 77 thousand people living here, it offers both a suburban feel and yet the urban rush too. There are many good restaurants and most importantly there are quite a few good schools here.

  1. El Dorado Hills

With the proximity of Cameron Park it is quite a stunning place to live. It was built as housing for the local aerospace industry but now El Dorado’s biggest employer is Itel.
You can visit numerous movie theaters, or maybe the annual Art and Wine festival that can provide good entertainment during summer.
In addition, you can have boat and water activities on the Folsom lake.
Throughout the years it has been voted as one of the best places to live in California.

  1. Gold River

Have you heard of tAmerican River Parkway, or the so -called jewel of Sacramento? It has 23 miles of bike paths and walking trails along the American and Sacramento rivers.  It is a bicycle heaven.  With a population of 7,500 of people living here, it is mostly the town of youth and retirees. Median home value will cost you $481900 and median rent is $1948.

  1. Rocklin

Well, Rocklin has been named as one of the safest towns to live in California.
It is the best place for raising a family, that’s without any doubt. From amazing schools, public parks and free classes, it is a parents dream.
It is located well too. It takes only 2 hours to drive from San Francisco to Reno. The median home value is $452,000 and rent will cost you around $1,600. Around 67% of people own their homes here.
It is the real mecca for young families.

  1. Granite Bay

An executive paradise. There are a lot of professionals living here. Granite Bay is a home to many corporate offices. With a population of 22 thousand people it is one of the best places to live in California.
When it comes to recreational activities in Granite Bay there are equestrian centers, golf clubs, tennis courts, parks, and other outdoor activities. Granite Bay real estate is highly desirable. There are 7,694 households in Granite Bay, with 89.8% owned by the occupants, 12.1% rentals, and 4.1% vacant.

  1. Roseville

A neighbour to Rocklin. Similar to Rocklin, great schools, restaurants and family fun are guaranteed. One of the local’s favorites is definitely the Denio’s Flea Market where you can find everything. From fresh food to second hand items. With a population of 133 thousand people it has a dense suburban feel and there are a lot of professionals and young families here.
Having this in mind, the median home value is still at a favorable price of $420 thousand.

  1. La Riviera

La Riviera is a joint to Sacramento State university and it has plenty of activities for water sports due to its proximity to American river. Also, the vicinity to wine country areas makes it favourable for living. Compared to the rest of the country, La Riviera’s cost of living is 18.9% higher than the U.S. average.The median home cost in La Riviera is $334,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.7%. One of the things you can do here is visit the Drive in and enjoy the outdoor movies.

  1. Fair Oaks

Well, Fair Oaks is always full of surprises.
It is located just across the American River from Gold River, this town is known for its wild chickens that roam around town . We are not kidding.. They even have an annual Fair Oaks Chicken Festival that is a must see. It has been voted to be the 8th best neighbourhood by Niche as well. 

  1. Elk Grove

One of the family favorite’s too. With a population of 168 thousand people, best schools in the county, bountiful parks it is a paradise that is within everyone’s reach.
When it comes to the housing price, it comes at a pretty penny.
Elk Grove is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. From IT to executive roles, the city has it all.