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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 Sacramento


    ECONOMY
    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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Sacramento's cost of living is 21.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Sacramento's population is 490,712 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 32.85 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Sacramento is $277,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -18.12%.
    SCHOOLS
    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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Sacramento Housing Market


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  10/9/2016
The Real Scoop

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)

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  4/20/2016
Earthquakes

Hi, My husband and I may be locating to Sacramento he is getting transferred from work. However, I visited Barstow in 92 for two weeks, when I encountered an earthquake... (Read More)

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  3/19/2016
Lots of Lovely Trees...But the Crime....

My family and I moved to Sacramento CA. (the Arden/Arcade area) about 11 years ago because my brother lived here. It was the worst decision of our lives. It was an... (Read More)

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