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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 South Lake Tahoe

    The unemployment rate in South Lake Tahoe is 7.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. South Lake Tahoe jobs have Increased by 1.31 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, South Lake Tahoe's cost of living is 34.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, South Lake Tahoe's population is 21,593 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -8.34 percent.
    Average Commute time is 14 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in South Lake Tahoe is $317,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 22.90 percent.
    South Lake Tahoe public schools spend $12,139 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19 students per teacher in South Lake Tahoe.

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