Sacramento is an amazing place to live full of history, diversity, and opportunities. From the stately Capitol building to Sutter’s Fort to CSU, Sacramento, there is a lot to do in this exciting city. Are you thinking about moving to Sacramento? Here are some things that you should know first.
- We’re quirky, unique, and artsy. – We dig our 100 seat community theaters, upscale cafes boasting flavors from around the world, and weekly Farmers Markets with organic produce and artisan products. Our neighborhoods range from a hundred years old to a hundred days old and the people who live in them are just as varied from artists to techies to teachers.
- And speaking of neighborhoods… our city is divided into four main areas: Midtown (which is also considered Downtown) that is super hip and can have a single family home next to an apartment complex and where you don’t need a car to get around. East Sacramento is definitely the most expensive and is an area where professionals like to congregate. South Lake Park is quaint and family friendly and can be taken straight out of a picture book. Families tend to stay here for generations so if you find one for sale, consider yourself lucky. College Greens is near Sac State, but Sacramento is by no means a college town. In this neighborhood you’ll find older homes with bigger yards. It’s a safe and welcoming place to raise kids.
- We love the outdoors. – Take a walk along the American River, cool off on a kayak, take a short drive up to gorgeous Tahoe or travel south to visit the ocean. We love biking around Folsom Lake and spending time in the sunshine cultivating our backyard Victory Gardens.
- California Hot Spot – No, we’re not actually talking about the floods of people moving up here. Let’s talk about our summer’s dry heat (and actually, it’s really not that bad.) The highest-ever temperature recorded in Sacramento was 114 back on July 17, 1925 but the average temperature during the summer months tends to hover in the mid to high 90’s. On those really hot days, we like to hang out at the river, visit one of our many air conditioned local malls, or travel to the coast. This isn’t Death Valley or Arizona. 😉
- Our pet peeve – If you’re moving from the Bay Area, welcome!… but don’t try to change us. Many news sources have started calling Bay Area residents moving up north “Bay Area refugees” and while the transition has been relatively smoothe, our community is changing. The migration has caused housing prices to increase, traffic to be impacted, politics to shift, and jobs are now fought after. Life must change, but we just want our way of life to be respected.
Sacramento and its surrounding communities are beautiful, affordable places to live. If you’re thinking about moving up here, contact the Rick Fuller Team today. With offices in the Bay Area and the Greater Sacramento region, their real estate specialists will work together to help you sell your current home and find your new one in the perfect neighborhood for you and your family. Your future is waiting for you here in Sacramento County!