Elk Grove, CA Reviews

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Elk Grove is a city located in California, known for its diverse community and family-friendly environment. It has a population of over 170,000 people and offers a range of recreational activities, excellent schools, and access to major job markets in the Sacramento area.

Elk Grove is a highly sought after place to live, and many people have shared their experiences and opinions about living there on BestPlaces.net. According to user reviews, one of the top reasons people love living in Elk Grove is the sense of community and friendly atmosphere. Reviewer "Jake" states, "I've been living in Elk Grove for over 10 years and I love how welcoming and diverse the community is. It truly feels like a home away from home." Another user, "Samantha," adds, "I moved to Elk Grove a few years ago and I have never felt safer or happier in a neighborhood before. The people are kind and always willing to lend a helping hand."

The city's excellent schools and education system are also a common theme in the reviews. Reviewer "Mike" raves, "We chose to raise our family in Elk Grove because of the top-rated schools. Our kids have excelled academically and have been able to participate in a diverse range of extracurricular activities." User "Evelyn" shares a similar sentiment, saying, "As a parent, I couldn't be happier with the education my children are receiving in Elk Grove. The teachers and staff are dedicated and provide a well-rounded education."

Another aspect that received positive feedback from users is the variety of recreational activities and amenities available in Elk Grove. "Sarah" shares, "There is always something fun to do in Elk Grove. We have great parks, community events, and shopping centers. I never have to leave the city to find entertainment." User "David" adds, "I love the access to outdoor activities in Elk Grove. I can go for a hike, bike ride, or take my family to the lake within a short distance from my home."

Overall, the majority of user reviews on BestPlaces.net highlight Elk Grove as a fantastic place to live. The sense of community, quality of education, and range of recreational options make it a highly desirable location for families and individuals alike. With its convenient location near major job markets and affordable housing, it's no surprise that Elk Grove continues to attract new residents every year.

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High Cost of Living - Heavy Traffic - 12/12/2021
I grew up in the area around Elk Grove and it was a very small rural town up to the year 2000. We moved to ELk grove in 2009 and commuted to work in Sacramento. At that time our commute was 20-30 minutes but that changed quickly as Elk Grove grew way to quickly. We used to be able to travel to the other side of town within 10 minutes now it takes 30-40 mins. This town was once small and quaint but has turned into a mini bay area. Literally most all people who live in Elk Grove now are from the bay area. This has brought horrible traffic, ridiculous amount of Starbucks and fast-food restaurants and less mom-and-pop businesses, to top it the house prices are so high there is no way anyone can buy a home unless they come from the bay. We were lucky to get in when we did but I am afraid of what the future holds with crime due to the uncontrollable growth. In addition, they are having developers build "affordable housing" starting at 400k lol, my question is where is all Read More

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good right now, but how will it be in the future - 4/2/2019
Elk Grove is a very diverse city. A long time ago it use to be very white. Now the white population is about 40%, then next majority race are Asian, then Hispanic, followed with a Black/African American population of about 10-13%. Just driving around and going to the shopping centers and stores, you can see that diversity. So if this is high importance to you, then there you go. A lot of new and old time Elk Grove citizens are mixed about how Elk Grove will be in the future. It has already turned more diverse through the years due to a lot of Bay Area residents moving there. Some might consider that good, some bad. Also because of this, it has raised the market rate for the homes. New 3000 sq ft homes are easily in the $500K. Some may consider high for the region. Just looking present day, Elk Grove provides good diversity and that diversity brings many types of diverse businesses. You'll have your ethnic stores and also your typical stores. The school district is good here, but not Read More

Hot Summers - 4/26/2014
Our neighborhood is o.k. but it is expensive to live here and the air is oppressive during the summer when it gets hot for a week or more. Days over 95 and nights of 75. A little too hot for Read More

Elk Grove - 11/30/2011
Elk Grove has grown too fast. With its growth has come more stores and hospitals and other good things. With this growth has also come too many people, traffic congestion, and crime. The climate here is dry and hot in the summer. The remainder of the year is mild.  Read More

So-so - 8/11/2010
Real estate prices have plummeted and several restaurants have gone out of business. The weather is hot in the summer with occasional breezes from the delta. It gets in the hi 30's to mid 50's in the winter. Clean town. Only 2.5 hrs from Tahoe area and 2 hrs from San Read More

Economy - 9/16/2009
Business' are closing left and right. Not too many small business' have weather the financial Read More

North Central California - 7/19/2009
Fair place to live, small community with easy access to Sacramento. Jobs are scarce and housing has held its value even with vast number of foreclosures. Nice Read More

Lighter Traffic, Fewer Employed People? - 6/6/2009
We live in Elk Grove, CA. For years, it has been a pretty nice place to live but recently we have seen gang writing and groups of kids hanging out in our little park..... Our business in Fair Oaks, Sacramento County, is very slow. We are working longer hours and making half the money we used to make. We have been in business for 18 years here and residents for over 40 years. Many stores have closed and business buildings are vacant. It seems unemployment is probably much higher than the reported 11%. We would like to retire but we can't.... very Read More

Nice climate - 5/3/2008
Overall Elk Grove has a nice climate. Maybe a little too hot in the summer sometimes & too damp in the winter some days, but in general pretty Read More

Sunny and Warm - 8/26/2007
Summers here in Elk Grove are sunny and warm with zero chance of Read More

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