Thinking of buying a home in the Sacramento Area?
Sacramento is centrally located in the heart of California, a couple hours west to the Bay Area and San Francisco, a couple hours east to Lake Tahoe’s winter snow and summer sierra adventures. An hour or so west to the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma and east to the historic gold country and new wine country of the sierra foothills. With the farm bounty of California’s central valley rolling north and south further than the eye can see.
An exciting city of roughly a half million people, with about two and a half million living, working and playing in the 6 county meto area. A friendly city, with a dash of mid-west charm. A sports city home to Sacramento Kings Basketball, Sacramento RiverCats Baseball, Sacramento Republic FC Soccer and the Sacramento Sirens semi-professional women’s football. Summer finds one of the highest participation levels in baseball/softball leagues in the country. Two rivers run through it with world class Salmon, Steelhead, Stiper and shad fishing and the American River Recreation area rolls as an uninterrupted natural green belt through town for over 25 miles from Folsom Lake to the Sacramento River near downtown. Every December world class marathoners and nearly 10,000 locals race through the streets from Folsom Dam to the steps of the state capital in the California International Marathon. The Farm to Fork culinary movement was founded here.
John Sutter founded Sacramento, CA in 1839. In 1849 it became the kicking off point for the world famous Gold Rush centered just upstream in the American River watershed. A few years later it was the starting point for the Pony Express and then the Transcontinental Railroad. Today it is the center of government for California housing both the daily work and politics of government for the sixth largest economy in the world. A center for thought and education with campuses for UC Davis and CSU Sacramento, UCD Medical School, Shriner’s Hospital, California North State College of Pharmacy, UCD & McGeorge Schools of Law and ancillary campuses for many more prestigious universities.
Sacramento is a good place to live, to work to play and to raise a family.