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Pros

-Mild winters
-Nearby recreation
-Central location

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Rising cost of living
-Summer heat


What Bert Has To Say About Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade Metro Area


Sacramento, the capital of California, has been a leading agricultural and transportation center for most of its history. In the past 15 years, as costs have escalated in California’s coastal cities, thousands have migrated to the area for its reduced cost of living and proximity to San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Now, as a result, growth and traffic issues have become top-of-mind issues for the area. Downtown Sacramento is pleasant and attractive but somewhat lacking in entertainment and activities (aside from restored historic “Old Sacramento” riverfront downtown area). Most recent growth has occurred to the north, northeast, and south as typical California sprawl- freeways, strip malls, and endless developments of tightly packed homes. Job growth projections remain strong.


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Quick Facts About Elk Grove


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Elk Grove is 4.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Elk Grove jobs have Increased by 2.27 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Elk Grove's cost of living is 35.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Elk Grove's population is 166,913 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 854.72 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Elk Grove is $363,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -25.76%.
    SCHOOLS
    Elk Grove public schools spend $8,919 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.8 students per teacher in Elk Grove.

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  4/26/2014
Hot Summers

Our neighborhood is o.k. but it is expensive to live here and the air is oppressive during the summer when it gets hot for a week or more. Days over 95 and nights of 75.... (Read More)

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  2/27/2013
Living in Elk Grove, CA

Unless you are Asian, life sucks in Elk Grove. Way too crowded, high crime, lousy weather, and expensive.... (Read More)

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  11/30/2011
Elk Grove

Elk Grove has grown too fast. With its growth has come more stores and hospitals and other good things. With this growth has also come too many people, traffic... (Read More)

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