Sacramento, California 

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Population

489,650

+6.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.9%

Median Income

$50,013

Median Home Price

$317,600

Best Places to Live in Sacramento, California

Capital city / suburban complex - Northern California, northern Central Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada
Pros
-Mild winters
-Nearby recreation
-Central location
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Rising cost of living
-Summer heat

Local Listings in Sacramento
 $269,900 
4961 Del Norte Blvd
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1311 SqFt
 $232,000 
4841 Martin Luther King Blvd
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1185 SqFt
 $290,000 
7421 LA Tour Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1020 SqFt

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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Sacramento
Zip Codes: 95823, 95822, 95831, 95833, 95835, 95838, 95820, 95824, 95834, 95815, 18 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 25 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Sacramento is 3.9% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sacramento jobs have increased by 1.40%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Sacramento's cost of living is 27.50% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Sacramento's Cost of Living

VOTING
Sacramento county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Sacramento's population is 489,650 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.56%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Sacramento is $317,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.27%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education


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Housing Market in Sacramento

It's a good time to buy in Sacramento. Home Appreciation is up 5.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Sacramento Real Estate

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Reviews for Sacramento   115 Reviews
Bit of a downer... - 7/13/2019
I'm 21 years old and I've lived in Sac my whole life. I have always enjoyed the K-12 schools in Sacramento (albeit in the nicer parts of the city). The recreation and... Read More

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Sacramento, best place to live in California. - 3/26/2019
I've lived in Sacramento since 1989. I used to live in the S.F. Bay Area. Never regretted making the move. We have glorious seasons. Summer can be hot, but we've... Read More

The Real Scoop - 10/9/2016
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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ZIP CODES IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
95823, 95822, 95831, 95833, 95835, 95838, 95820, 95824, 95834, 95815, 18 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN SACRAMENTO
$269,900
4961 Del Norte Blvd
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$232,000
4841 Martin Luther King Blvd
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$290,000
7421 LA Tour Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$314,900
7413 Verdugo Way
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$375,000
2500 51st Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$270,000
4731 39th Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$234,500
4720 39th Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1

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