Carmichael, California 

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+5.3% since 2020

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8.4 / 7.2

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Best Places to Live in Carmichael, California

Carmichael, California is a vibrant city located in the Northern California region of the United States. Home to attractions such as Ancil Hoffman Park and La Ribera Park, visitors can explore outdoor activities and historical sites when visiting Carmichael. There are also plenty of museums, galleries, and performance venues such as The Magritte Art Museum and The Sutter Creek Theatre.For entertainment, visitors can explore boutique shops and restaurants along with movie theaters and live music clubs. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an exciting night out, Carmichael has something for everyone! Capital city / suburban complex - Northern California, northern Central Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada.
Zip Codes: 95608
Cost of Living: 30.6% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 25 ft above sea level

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Carmichael, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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.


The unemployment rate in Carmichael is 7.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Carmichael jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Carmichael's cost of living is 30.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Carmichael's Cost of Living

May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Carmichael, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Sacramento county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 61.4% to 36.1%. More Voting Stats

Carmichael's population is 77,358 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 5.3%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 26.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Carmichael is Real Estate: $517,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.5%.

Carmichael public schools spend $9,182 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 25.5 students per teacher in Carmichael. More Education

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Housing Market in Carmichael

It's a good time to buy in Carmichael. Home Appreciation is up 3.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Carmichael is $517,700.
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Reviews for Carmichael   10 Reviews
Carmichael — worth every cent - 6/20/2022
We lived in Sacramento since 1978, and in Carmichael since 2019. We’re very happy here. Carmichael is one of the nicer suburbs of Sacramento. The part of Carmichael that... Read More

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Wanting to move to carmicheal or Folsom - 2/12/2014
Hello I am moving to california. I would like to stay in the northern area. I am moving from minnesota. I cant stand the weather here. I am looking for be able to raise... Read More

Area to Avoid in Carmichael? - 7/6/2013
Hi Barabara I read your take on Carmichael and am glad to see it is a nice town, I'm wondering what areas I should avoid living in? I may be moving there soon and I... Read More

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