Discover the Sacramento Metro Area
The Sacramento area, like many metropolitan areas, has a diverse collection of towns, activities and highlights.
The Sacramento Metro area has 3 counties (Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado). Placer County and El Dorado County span as far east as the Nevada border and include “foothill” communities leading into the Sierra Nevada Mountains (and many ski resorts).
The Sacramento area, like many metropolitan areas, has a diverse collection of towns, activities and highlights. Closer to Downtown, popular areas include MidTown, West Sac and (historical) Old Sac. Central Sacramento County spans from Downtown northward to Citrus Heights, Orangevale and Folsom. To the south of Downtown Sacramento is Elk Grove, a large suburb experiencing strong growth. In Placer County, Roseville is a large suburb with lots of growth, esp. in healthcare services. Farther north, Auburn is the gateway to the foothill communities heading along I-80 towards Truckee and Lake Tahoe (“North Shore”). Granite Bay and Loomis are upscale communities with outstanding schools, including estates with large lots and (some) horse properties. In El Dorado County, beautiful El Dorado Hills offers homes with views of Folsom Lake, as well as many new home communities. Farther north, Placerville is the gateway to foothill communities heading along Highway 50 towards Lake Tahoe (“South Shore”).
Many of the Sacramento area communities have strong schools. There are many choices for new-home construction, too.
Technology companies in the Sacramento area include Apple (Elk Grove), Intel (Folsom), HP (Roseville), Oracle (Rocklin) and many others. “Super Commuter” is a term for “Bay-Area Transplants” who commute to the Bay Area.
Sacramento is the capital of California, therefore the State of California is a major employer.
Healthcare services have experienced strong growth too, esp. in Placer County. UC Davis Medical Center and Medical School are centrally located in Sacramento, with nearby freeway access.
Lots of outdoor activities including nearby lakes (incl. Folsom Lake), rivers (Sacramento River, American River), close to wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma Counties, close to skiing in the Lake Tahoe area (both North Shore and South Shore), the Bay Area is about 2 hours away (depending on traffic, of course!).