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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--Arden-Arcade--Roseville 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.


Quick Facts About Sacramento

    The unemployment rate in Sacramento is 8.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sacramento jobs have Increased by 1.31 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Sacramento's cost of living is 12.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Sacramento's population is 467,467 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.79 percent.
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Sacramento is $207,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 24.80 percent.
    Sacramento public schools spend $10,075 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.4 students per teacher in Sacramento.

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re: A great place to live once upon a time - 3/28
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A great place to live once upon a time
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Think twice before you move here
My husband, myself and my disabled adult son moved here last December. The worst move we have ever made. We are both professionals who lost their jobs due to the... (read more)
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