Sacramento CA Real Estate and Homes – Community Information

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Sacramento, California Community

Sacramento is the capital city of the state of California, and is the seat of Sacramento County. It’s geographically located at the junction of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern part of California’s Central Valley. Its estimated 2014 population made it the sixth-largest city in California, and the 35th largest city in the United States. The Sacramento metropolitan area includes seven counties with a 2010 population of almost 2.5 million people. Its metropolitan area is the fourth largest in California.

California State University, Sacramento, more commonly known as Sacramento State or Sac State, is the largest university in the city and one of 23 campuses in the California State University system. University of the Pacific’s Sacramento Campus is a private university with one of its three campuses in Sacramento. In addition, the University of California, Davis, is in nearby Davis, 15 miles west. The UC Davis Medical Center, a world-renowned research hospital, is located in the city of Sacramento.

Sacramento, CA History

Sacramento became a city through the efforts of the Swiss immigrant John Sutter, Sr., his son John Augustus Sutter, Jr., and James W. Marshall. Sacramento grew quickly thanks to the protection of Sutter’s Fort, which was established by Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riverboats, the telegraph, the Pony Express, and the First Transcontinental Railroad.

The city was named after the Sacramento River, which forms its western border. The river was named by Spanish cavalry officer Gabriel Moraga for the Santísimo Sacramento (Blessed Sacrament), referring to the Catholic Eucharist.

School Districts

Colleges and universities in Sacramento, California include the following:

Public School Districts Within Sacramento County include the following:
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City of Sacramento Parks Map

City Park Directory

In the City of Sacramento there are 226 parks and parkways totaling nearly 3,200 acres of land. There are three types of defined parks in Sacramento; neighborhood parks, community parks, and regional parks. Neighborhood parks range in size from 2 to 10 acres, and some are located adjacent to elementary schools. Community parks range in size from 6 to 60 acres, and serve a 3 mile radius or several neighborhoods. Community Parks amenities may include lighted sports fields or courts, skate parks, dog parks, nature areas, and off-street parking and restrooms. Specialized amenities may also be found in Community Parks including community centers, water play areas or swimming pools. Regional parks generally range from 75 to 200 acres and serve the entire City and beyond. Amenities in Regional Parks may include all the amenities found in Community Parks and also include sports complexes, large scale picnic areas, golf courses, and region-wide attractions.

Visit the City of Sacramento Parks & Recreation website for more information.

City of Sacramento Crime Map provides valuable information about recent crime activity in the City of Sacramento.

Sacramento Chamber of Commerce

Programs to Help Your Business Thrive – Education, Events, Networking and Groups

Sacramento, California Cost of Living

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Shopping & Dining

Sacramento offers many opportunities for shopping and dining.

Arden Fair Mall

Downtown Commons (DoCo)


Loehmann’s Plaza

Promenade Shopping Center

Culture & Arts

The Sacramento Midtown area is full of galleries, artists’ studios and performing arts groups rehearsing for their shows. Sacramento has a variety of theaters showing everything from indie shows to Broadway. The downtown district near the Convention Center is home to the Music Circus and the Community Center Theater. Sacramento also offers the Sacramento Ballet, and the Sacramento Opera. Visitors can see shows in a variety of venues, including the historic Memorial Auditorium in downtown Sacramento and the Community Center Theater, parts of the Sacramento Convention Center complex.

The museums in Sacramento cover everything from art and history to aviation and design:

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Sacramento Public Library

The Sacramento Public Library inspires its communities to discover, learn and grow. It’s the fourth largest library system in California serving over 1.3 million people. There are 28 locations with nearly 450,000 square feet of public space throughout the County of Sacramento, including 19 community rooms, and 280 staff members. Volunteers contribute more than 105,000 hours of service each year. There is a collection of 2 million volumes, with access to 9 million additional items through the Link+ Service, circulation of over 7.9 million items each year, over 7,000 free programs for kids, teens, adults, and families each year, 910 public computers and laptops, and over 39 million hours of access to public computers with Internet annually.

Hotels & Lodging

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