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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 year 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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Thinking of Moving
I am thinking of moving from Corvallis, OR to Folsom, CA. I would appreciate some advice. The main categories I am evaluating are the Economy (I just graduated from OSU... (read more)
Great Family Town
Folsom is a great place to raise a family. It has a lot of convenience, affordable housing and friendly people. It is very community oriented and it has many outdoor... (read more)
Best Little City on Earth
Ok, so I am being a little bias. I have lived and worked in Folsom for the last 9 years and can find absoutly nothing to complain about. Folsom is close to everything,... (read more)
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