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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 Folsom


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Folsom is 3.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Folsom jobs have Increased by 2.27 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Folsom's cost of living is 55.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Folsom's population is 76,375 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 156.28 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 32 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Folsom is $474,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -13.84 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Folsom public schools spend $8,404 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 26.1 students per teacher in Folsom.

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  8/5/2015
FOLSOM WEATHER

Folsom has the worst air quality of any city in the Sacramento region per Sac Metro Air Quality Management. Do not move there if u have any respiratory issues, or u like... (Read More)

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  7/20/2013
Folsom is a great town

Folsom is a great little town of about 70,000 people. A half hour from Sacramento, an hour and a half from Tahoe, it sits in a good location at about 320 feet altitude.... (Read More)

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  5/31/2012
Air quality is poor, unfortunately

I think Folsom is ideal in many ways but it shares Sacramento's lousy air quality (1.5 out of 100 per this site). Sometimes it's worse than Sacramento when a smog... (Read More)

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