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-Mild winters
-Nearby recreation
-Central location


-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 Sacramento

    The unemployment rate in Sacramento is 6.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sacramento jobs have Increased by 2.27 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Sacramento's cost of living is 21.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Sacramento's population is 490,712 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 32.85 percent.
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Sacramento is $277,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -18.12 percent.
    Sacramento public schools spend $10,020 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 25.1 students per teacher in Sacramento.

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I am a native-born who lived in Sacramento from the mid-1960’ s to 2005, left for 10 years and came back for family reasons. Here is my assessment of the... (read more)
re: Think twice before you move here - 1/28/2015
You see I have another story, because I`m a professional moving helper, so decided to extend my business in California, came here and happy now. My moving company... (read more)
re: Earthquakes - 4/20/2016
There are many reasons to not move to Sacramento, but earthquakes are absolutely not one of them. I was born and raised in Sac and spent the first 30 years of my life... (read more)
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