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Reasons Why Sacramento Is The Best City To Buy A House in California

From the beautiful scenery of the Bay Area to the oceanfront paradises of southern California, the state of California is filled with beautiful cities where people long to live. The state’s capital is often overshadowed by its more flashy neighbors Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. But Sacramento’s burgeoning food, wine and beer scene, tree-lined streets, and reasonable standard of living make it one of the best places to live in California, especially for people seeking to cut costs while starting a family.

History

History

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The history of Sacramento can be traced to 1808, when Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga found and named the Sacramento Valley and Sacramento River. Mexican representative John Sutter, Sr. arrived in the territory in 1839 and named his colony New Helvetia. He was the political authority in the new settlement that grew as pioneers headed west. Sutter Sr. experienced huge success, which saw him own a 10-acre orchard and a herd of 13,000 cattle. Sutter Sr. received 2,000 fruit trees in 1847, which gave birth to Sacramento's agriculture industry. The territory was named Sacramento City after the Sacramento River in 1848 after U.S. Army Captain William H. Warner had drafted the official layout of the city. Sacramento's residents adopted a city charter in 1849, which the legislature recognized in 1850, making Sacramento the oldest incorporated city in California. Sacramento was devastated by fires, floods, and a cholera epidemic during the early 1850s. Despite this setback, the city continued to grow, attracting a population of 10,000. The support of Gober John Bigler helped the California State Legislature move to Sacramento in 1854. The city was named the capital of California at the Sacramento Constitutional Convention of 1879.

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Things to do in Sacramento

Things to do in Sacramento

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Coffee

Recognized as one of the world's best cities for coffee lovers, understanding the importance of starting your day with coffee is one of the first steps toward fitting in. To enjoy one of the city's best farm-to-cup coffees, stop at Temple Coffee in Midtown or Insight Coffee Roasters in Industrial Blvd Suite. Want to take your love for coffee one step further? Don't miss the Specialty Coffee Week in September, which features a series of programs geared towards tasting, educating, and celebrating coffee.
Dinning

As the farm to fork state capital, Sacramento residents enjoy the freshest farm produce. Sacramento grows it all, from avocados to almonds. The presence of fresh produce has made the city a suitable destination for top chefs around the country. Restaurants in the city use the freshest produce and ingredients and pride themselves on sourcing locally. To get fresh farm produce, visit the Farmers Market in downtown Sacramento, which opens on Wednesdays between 10 am and 1 pm.

Prefer to eat out? Start your day with a stack of strawberry and Bacon Platter from Bacon and Butter, grab California's famed Cheese-skirt burgers from Squeeze Burger for lunch. Something a bit upscale for dinner? Savor the renowned chef's tasting menu, which fuses "sophistication with everyday excellence" at Firehouse. Got room for dessert? Treat yourself to old-fashioned pie at Rick's Dessert Diner. Where to get good food will be the least of your problems if you buy a house in Sacramento.
Parks and Recreational Centers

Though it's a little far from the Pacific Ocean, Sacramento has plenty of freshwater and parks. Float, fish, or boat on the American River Parkway, which is nicknamed the "Jewel of Sacramento." The 32-mile river is home to spacious parks, scenic waterways, and seemingly endless hiking trails. Prefer something more sporting? Kayak through miles of beautiful waterways on the Sacramento River. Hoping to learn surfing? Stop at Folsom Lake, where you can take windsurfing lessons or swim.

Around with kids? Take them to hang out with their favorite storybook characters at Fairytale Town, or help them make clay masterpieces and paint the walls at Art Beast on K Street. Do you have animal lovers in your family? Head to the Sacramento Zoo to get up close and personal with over 130 species of birds, mammals, and reptiles. You and your children will have no shortage of fun places to go if you buy a house in the city.

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Location

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Location

Sacramento is situated in central California, in the Sacramento Valley along the Sacramento River. It can be found at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers in Northern California's Sacramento Valley.

Sacramento demographics

Sacramento demographics

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Sacramento is the capital city of California and the county seat of Sacramento County. It has a population of 524,943, making it the sixth most populous city in California and the ninth most populated state capital in the United States. There are 174,624 households in the city, and it has a population density of 5,436 people per square mile. The majority race in Sacramento is Whites at 46.35%, while Asians and Black or African Americans make up 18.88% and 13.18%, respectively.

Sacramento is the economic and cultural center of the Greater Sacramento area, which has a population of 2,397,382, making it the fifth-largest metropolitan area in California.

Large group of people forming the shape of California

Arts in Sacramento

Arts in Sacramento

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As one of the nation's most diverse cities, Sacramento is culturally rich. While a weekend getaway outside the city might sound like fun, exploring the city's expanding art scene might be better. You can enjoy music and arts from the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera at the Community Center Theater. The regional Orchestra beat a 16-year sellout record during the 2015/2016 Resurrection Season by selling out two shows. Interested in performing arts? Catch a musical play at the Sacramento Theater Company, which partners with local schools to get city youths involved. Residents can enjoy up to eight performances per week between September and May, ranging from musical, classical, and contemporary plays.

Interested in art? Look no further than the Wide Open Walls festival. The ten-day mural festival turns unused walls, building facades, and storefronts into murals for talented artists worldwide. For two weeks in August, eye-popping colorful murals are created on surfaces donated to the festival. Indoor art? Head to the Crocker art Museum, which hosts one of the premier collections of California art. Its collections include The White Dress Circa painting by Anne M. Bremer, Twilight Venus Holding Staff by Arthur Putnam, "Winning of the West'' street Lamp by Arthur Putnam, and many more.

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Schools in Sacramento

Schools in Sacramento

If you are considering buying a house and moving to Sacramento, you will obviously consider schools for yourself or your children. Wallethub ranks the city as one of the top 50 most educated cities in the country, placed 30th. Higher institutions in the city enroll about 29 students annually and award 7,000 degrees each year. With over 192,000 students enrolled in higher institutions around the city, you can be sure of a vibrant and youthful population. Some of the best higher institutions in the city include American River College, Sacramento City College, and Sacramento State University.

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Why Sacramento?

Why Sacramento?

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If you are moving to Sacramento or considering buying a house in this city, as you can see, Sacramento is a truly fantastic place to play, work, and live. You will never run out of things to do as we have barely scratched its surface. The city also has a buoyant economy and a reasonable standard of living.

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