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Carmichael, Ca

Carmichael, Ca

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Population in 2010: 61,762. Population change since 2000: +24.2%
Males: 29,187 (47.3%)
Females: 32,575 (52.7%)

Median resident age: 42.4 years
California median age: 45.6 years
Zip codes: 95608, 95609.

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Estimated median household income in 2009: $53,035 (it was $47,041 in 2000)
Carmichael: $53,035
California: $58,931
Estimated per capita income in 2009: $30,756

Carmichael CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $288,046 (it was $172,200 in 2000)
Carmichael: $288,046
California: $384,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $463,048; Detached houses: $472,769; Townhouses or other attached units: $396,861; In 2-unit structures: $335,153; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $140,560; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $461,794; Mobile homes: $330,186; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $359,430

Median gross rent in 2009: $940.

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Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the county seat of Sacramento County. It is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California's expansive Central Valley. With a population of 466,488 at the 2010 census, it is the sixth-largest city in California. Sacramento is the core cultural and economic center of the ... - All text is available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License‎ - Wikipedia

Elk Grove, Ca

Elk Grove, Ca

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Elk Grove was founded in 1850 as a stage stop. It is located about 15 miles (24 km) south of historic Sutter’s Fort and thus became a crossroads for business, entertainment, mail service and agriculture, and acted as home base for gold miners in nearby communities. After it played its part in the early gold rush and statehood history in California, a close-knit community evolved with a distinctly rural and western lifestyle.Initially, the town developed around a stage stop on the Monterey Trail, though after the railroad passed by east of town, Elk Grove's center shifted to its present location. "Old Town" Elk Grove is located about a mile east of State Route 99 (formerly U.S. Route 99, the north-south artery of the California Central Valley). Although the town developed around agriculture, it would eventually become a residential suburb of Sacramento. Most newer housing developments in Elk Grove lie west between Highway 99 and Interstate 5, the major north-south highway for the U.S. West Coast, in two areas locally called "Laguna Creek" and "Laguna West".On July 1, 2000, Elk Grove incorporated as a city.

Citrus Heights, Ca

Citrus Heights, Ca

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Citrus Heights recently celebrated its 10-year Anniversary of Cityhood on January 1, 2007. Although it may seem as if the City of Citrus Heights is relatively young after recently celebrating its first decade, the Citrus Heights area has a deep-rooted history dating back to the late 1800s and the Gold Rush days. Continue reading to learn more about Citrus Heights' past and the future vision of this forward-thinking City.
Citrus Heights, with a population of 88,115 (Department of Finance) is a unique established community in Sacramento County. Conveniently located between downtown Sacramento and Roseville, Citrus Heights is an easy commute to nearly all major employment zones in greater Sacramento, including Rancho Cordova, Folsom, Natomas, and South Placer County.
The city has established itself as an important suburb in the Sacramento region with its solid base of small businesses, retail chains, and food service establishments. With an ongoing commitment to providing high-quality, economical, responsive services to the local community, the city is well-positioned for future commercial redevelopment, neighborhood enhancements, and positive changes.

The Citrus Heights community is family friendly with great schools, beautiful parks, a wide offering of youth programs and many community events, in addition to lots of nearby shops and restaurants. Citrus Heights is definitely a great place to live, work and play!

Map of Citrus Heights
Citrus Heights is centrally located between the region's major freeways and highways. Interstate 80, Interstate 5, U.S. Highway 50, and U.S. Highway 99 are all located from three to 11 miles from the city. The Sacramento International Airport is located approximately 20 miles from the city, while rail transportation (Amtrak) is accessible in Roseville (about 10 miles from the city). Public transportation is readily available throughout the city.

Citrus Heights is primarily served by the San Juan Unified School District. San Juan is the ninth largest school district in California and serves a 75-square mile area in northeast Sacramento County, including Citrus Heights. Within the city of Citrus Heights there are ten elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools. These schools serve over 12,000 students from the city of Citrus Heights. San Juan Unified School District also offers other educational schools and programs such as a special education centers, adult schools, adult handicapped schools, preschool, and before-and after-school programs. Universities and colleges that serve the area include: University of California, Davis; California State University, Sacramento; American River College; Sierra College; McGeorge School of Law; Lincoln Law School; Golden Gate University; University of Phoenix; and National University.

Police Department
The City of Citrus Heights employs its own Police Department led by Chief Christopher Boyd. The Departmnet is dedicated to making a difference in Citrus Heights by reducing crime and increasing customer service.

Fire Department
All fire protection services for Citrus Heights residents and businesses are provided by the Sacramento Metro Fire District.
Citrus Heights is characterized as a middle-income suburban community with a median family income of $54,728 for all family sizes. (Source: Sacramento Bee, February 2008).
Proximity to Markets
Within five miles of Citrus Heights, is a population of more than 380,000 people including 148,000 households. Citrus Heights is part of the overall Sacramento Metropolitan area.
Housing Units
Within the city limits are 34,229 housing units. 65% of the city's housing units are primarily single-family units. Last year, there were 1,461 homes sold in Citrus Heights with the average sales price across both zip codes resulting at $183,542. (Source for sales data was Sacramento Bee). Citrus Heights provides an affordable living environment with quality services, central within the Sacramento region.
Citrus Heights has a climate that is characterized by mild winters and dry summers. The area usually has a low humidity. Light rain usually occurs between December and February. The average temperature throughout the year is 61 degrees Fahrenheit, with the daily average ranging from 45 degrees in December and January to 76 degrees in July. Average daily high temperatures range from 53 degrees in December and January to 93 degrees in July. Average daily low temperatures range from 38 degrees to 58 degrees. The average year has 73 days with a high over 90 degrees, with the highest temperature on record being 114 degrees on July 17, 1925, and 18 days when the low drops below 32 degrees, with the coldest one day record being December 11, 1932, at 17 degrees. Typically, Citrus Heights enjoys 268 sunny days throughout the year.

Average yearly precipitation is 22.7 inches, with almost no rain during the summer months, to an average rainfall of 3.7 inches in January. On average, 96 days in the year have fog, mostly in the morning, primarily in December and January.

Getting Away
Citrus Heights offers residents close proximity to the legendary recreation and leisure centers of Lake Tahoe, the Napa Valley wine country, national parks and seashores. Additionally, Citrus Heights is located near the major metropolitan area of Sacramento and within a two-hour drive of San Francisco. Many residents enjoy basking in the sun while rafting down the Sacramento River, or perhaps lounging on the shores of Folsom Lake - two of the many venues located within a 15-minute drive from Citrus Heights.
Business & Shopping
Citrus Heights is home to a bustling retail and service industry. Sunrise Mall, has over 100 stores, including major department and specialty stores (Macy's, Sears, JC Penney's, etc.), is located in the center of the city, along with the Sunrise MarketPlace - a growing retail community offering a wide variety of retail, dining, and service establishments (Barnes & Noble, Target, Best Buy, Lowe's Home Improvement, etc.). Citrus Heights also features major discount retail stores such as Costco, Sam's Club, and Wal-Mart.

Parks and Recreation Programs
Citrus Heights features numerous parks and playgrounds which make it an ideal place to spend time with your family. Many recreational activities and programs are offered through the Sunrise Recreation and Park District. The park district may be reached by calling (916) 725-1585. In addition, the city sponsors many free public events throughout the year. Check the Event Calendar for more information.
In-depth census and demographic information on Citrus Heights can be found by visiting the US Census Bureau's American Factfinder Web site. Information provided includes census definitions and thematic maps. Below is helpful information on navigating the US Census American Factfinder Web site.

Go to the US Census Bureau's American Fact Finder Web site. 
Click on FACT SHEET in the left hand column.
At the top of the page in the area labeled To change the geography � enter Citrus Heights in the city or town box and select California in the State box. (Do not complete the other fields.) 
Click GO.
Demographic estimates and projections can be found on the Projections and estimates from Sacramento Area Council of Governments SACOG Web site in the SACOG Information Center. This includes census maps that can be downloaded.
The California Finance Department also produces estimates and projections on population. Refer to the Reports and Research Papers.
Lat: 38.67995 (N 38°40.797') (N 38°40'47.8") (WGS 84 datum) Lon:-121.29892 (W121°17.935') (W121°17'56.1") (Determined by GPS site visit.)
2000 US Decennial Census; Sacramento Bee, 2007; DQNews.com; State of California; Department of Finance, 2006; and Sperling's www.bestplaces.net Web site.
Last update September 2010.

Gold River, Ca

Gold River, Ca

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Population in 2010: 7,912. Population change since 2000: -1.4%
Males: 3,767 (47.6%)
Females: 4,145 (52.4%)

Median resident age: 49.7 years
California median age: 45.6 years
Zip codes: 95670.

Estimated median household income in 2009: $99,165 (it was $92,028 in 2000)
Gold River: $99,165
California: $58,931
Estimated per capita income in 2009: $51,854

Gold River CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $358,572 (it was $250,200 in 2000)
Gold River: $358,572
California: $384,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $534,930; Detached houses: $549,099; Townhouses or other attached units: $401,099; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $362,829

Median gross rent in 2009: $1,371.

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Rancho Cordova, Ca

Rancho Cordova, Ca

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Rancho Cordova is a city in Sacramento County, California, USA, that incorporated in 2003. It is part of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area. The population was 64,776 at the 2010 census. Rancho Cordova is the Sacramento area's largest employment sub-center, with a daily influx of over 45,000 commuting employees, many of those commuters use Sacramento Regional Transit's Gold Line. In 2010 Rancho Cordova made finalist on the All-America City Award list.

Originally called Mayhew's Crossing and Hangtown Crossing (circa 1855) during the Gold Rush era, the area was renamed Mayhew Station and Mills Station (circa 1900), respectively.[3] The city itself was named after the Cordova Vineyard, which was located in the center of the Rancho Rio de los Americanos land grant. Original names of the town included Cordova Vineyards and Cordova Village, before it was officially named Rancho Cordova when a post office was established in the community in 1955.[4] In the Gold Rush era of mid 19th century California, certain Placer mining activities took place in the Rancho Cordova environs, some traces of which disturbance are extant. The elevation of the generally level terrain is approximately 118 feet (36 m) above mean sea level.[5] Lone Star Gravel Company and other companies have historically extracted younger gravels at depths of 30 to 40 feet (12 m) without encountering groundwater, which is characteristically found at about 100 feet (30 m). Partially confined groundwater generally flows to the southwest.[6]

Cameron Park

Cameron Park

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Cameron Park-El Dorado County

Population in 2010: 18,228. Population change since 2000: +25.3%
Males: 8,845 (48.5%)
Females: 9,383 (51.5%)

Median resident age: 40.6 years
California median age: 45.6 years
Zip codes: 95682.

Estimated median household income in 2009: $74,163 (it was $59,678 in 2000)
Cameron Park: $74,163
California: $58,931
Estimated per capita income in 2009: $30,435

Cameron Park CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $353,558 (it was $191,800 in 2000)
Cameron Park: $353,558
California: $384,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $451,949; Detached houses: $495,871; Townhouses or other attached units: $295,600; In 2-unit structures: $305,594; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $220,113; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $530,515; Mobile homes: $63,481

Median gross rent in 2009: $1,073.

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South San Francisco

South San Francisco

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In the early Nineties when the first houses were built in South San Francisco, the only road were the old San Bruno Toll Road, which was nothing but a dust and mud trail, and a similar connection with El Camino Real at Baden. For rail transportation there was a Southern Pacific station and an electric car line which reheaded only to Holy Cross Cemetery. With overland facilities being developed, water transportation played an important role, as Swift had expected it would. The wharf at the Swift Plant served not only to handle cattle and sheep for the slaughter pens but freight and passengers for the town as well. Small steamers made regular trips from San Francisco and special excursion boats brought prospective buyers of industrial and residential sites. Today modern Bayshore Highway and nearby airports place South San Francisco close to the most up to date kinds of transportation.

El Dorado Hills, Ca

El Dorado Hills, Ca

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El Dorado Hills is a community that enjoys the kind of location that Californians dream about – close to skiing, the ocean, wineries and state parks. Located 25 miles from downtown Sacramento and 90 minutes from Lake Tahoe, El Dorado Hills boasts acres of lush rolling hills with breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Sacramento valley.

Families living here enjoy the highly ranked schools, fabulous sports programs, close proximity to Folsom Lake, and numerous community activities ranging from art and wine fairs to free, evening music performances in the park.
There’s much, much more to learn about El Dorado Hills!



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I assist many buyers in the Orangevale area. I consider myself an expert in Orangevale due to my high closing rate of homes in this area over the past ten years. 


 Orangevale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 26,705 at the 2000 census. It is located approximately 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Sacramento. The community is known for its rolling hills that offer the best views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, its foothills, and a rural environment in the middle of a growing metropolitan area. Some residential properties in the area are zoned to accommodate horses and orchards. It has a ZIP Code of 95662.



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Folsom is where I call home. I've lived in this community for almost ten years and plan on living here for many more years. My wife and I have two children who we look forward to raising in Folsom. Folsom has one of the best school districts in Northern California.

 Folsom is a unique mixture of sophistication, historic insight and energy. Whether you’re into historic exploration, water sports or enjoying an expansive network of bicycle and hiking trails, it can all be experienced here. The city's location is ideally suited for those seeking to enjoy nearby regional amenities including wine tasting, snow recreation and white water rafting. 

The city’s past is golden with its roots tied to the California Gold Rush. Folsom continues to be a gold mine for corporations, families and individuals who find the quality of life and economic atmosphere here to be outstanding. Companies such as Intel, Kikkoman Foods, Geikkeikan Sake USA, California Independent Systems Operators, Jadoo and others have all chosen Folsom as their corporate headquarters.

Folsom has received accolades nationally as both Business Week and Money Magazine has recognized the city as being among the most affordable suburbs as well as ranking it among the top places to live in the nation. Fortune Small Business has listed Folsom as one of the top 100 places in the nation to live and launch a small business.

The city has a current population of about 70,000. It was incorporated in 1946 and is a charter city. The Folsom City Council has five members who are elected at large to serve for four years.

Folsom is linked to Sacramento by light rail
The city of Folsom provides a variety of services necessary for a desireable quality of life. Efficient public safety services include fast assistance from ambulance and fire protection personnel responding from four fire stations (a fifth under construction) and a proactive police department with more than 40 sworn officers. Folsom's Park and Recreation Department has a nationwide reputation for its innovative programs and park development. In addition, Folsom provides its residents and businesses with public utilities including sewer, water, solid waste and household hazardous materials disposal. 
Residents have convenient access to first-class health care at Mercy Hospital of Folsom. Kaiser Permanente offers its members access to an expanding array of quality health care options including a medical center, soon-to-open surgery center and in the near future, a full-service hospital.

In addition to having a top-ranked public school system, Folsom is home to Folsom Lake College, a modern campus which recently added 50,000 square feet of new instructional facilities. The college is constructing a state-of-the-art performing arts center which will be an important Sacramento regional center for arts and entertainment.

Here in Folsom all of the key ingredients of a successful community are established including higher education, accessible healthcare, recreation opportunities, a successful business community, responsive government and quality police and fire protection. At the same time, Folsom offers a unique sense of place by embracing its small town charm.

Nevada City, Ca

Nevada City, Ca

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Nevada City, one of the friendliest, liveliest and most colorful of all California Gold Rush towns! Nevada City's award-winning historic district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is considered to be among the best-preserved towns of the West.
But Nevada City is more than a historical site to see. It is a vibrant, thriving community and entertainment capital of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Visitors enjoy fine restaurants and lodgings, live theatre, music, shopping, antiques, art galleries and museums.
Ringed by deep green hillsides and bordering the Tahoe National Forest, Nevada City is located just minutes from sparkling Sierra lakes and rivers and forested trail systems perfect for hiking and biking.

Natomas, Ca

Natomas, Ca

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Natomas is a community in northwestern Sacramento, California. It is the last area of Sacramento that has not been fully developed, and has seen major residential development in the 1990s and 2000s. Major growth has been mostly due to ARCO Arena[citation needed], home court to the Sacramento Kings and now disbanded Monarchs and disbanded Sacramento Knights, located in Natomas. Natomas is generally defined as south of the Sacramento County line, north of the Garden Highway and the American River, west of the Natomas East Main Drain, and east of the Sacramento River[2]. The neighborhood school district is Natomas Unified School District.

The ARCO Arena is the major feature of the Natomas area of Sacramento. The Sacramento International Airport is within the bounds of Natomas as defined by Sacramento County, but it is several miles away from the largely populated area of Natomas. Natomas is the closest portion of the city to the airport. Thus, there are many hotels located throughout the Natomas area. Another feature of this area is the ease of access to Interstate 5, Interstate 80, and the northern portion of Highway 99's route through Sacramento, making it a desirable living area for workers who commute.


Granite Bay, Ca

Granite Bay, Ca

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Granite Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 19,388 at the 2000 census. The ZIP code is 95746. Granite Bay is a primarily residential suburb of Sacramento located just east of Roseville and west of Folsom Lake

San Mateo

San Mateo
San Mateo is a California city south of San Francisco in the Silicon Valley tech hub. On the bay, CuriOdyssey is a kid-focused science museum and zoo. The Coyote Point Recreation Area offers picnic areas, waterfront paths, boat launches and a playground. Laurelwood Park has trails leading to Sugarloaf Hill. To the south, the Greek-style Pulgas Water Temple commemorates the completion of the Hetch Hetchy aqueduct.

Loomis, Ca

Loomis, Ca

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The Town of Loomis is a quaint, family-oriented community. Established in 1850 and incorporated in 1984, Loomis retains its rural character and charm with its large residential lots and custom homes, an old-fashioned downtown, and woodlands with natural streams and rolling hillsides. 
Loomis is located along Interstate 80 in Placer County. Citizens can choose to partcipate in the hottest job market in California, shop at a variety of businesses located in and around Loomis, or spend a quiet and serene afternoon in the country side. Loomis is close to diverse recreational opportunities- the Town is only ten minutes from Folsom Lake and a little over an hour away from either Lake Tahoe or the San Francisco Bay.
For those who are looking for an alternative to the conventional subdivision and tract homes, Loomis is a wonderful place to call home.

Roseville, Ca

Roseville, Ca

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Roseville is a city in Placer County, California, United States, located in the metropolitan area of Sacramento. As of January 1, 2009 the population was 112,343. Roseville's population is expected to reach 133,680 by 2015.[2] Interstate 80 runs through Roseville and State Route 65 bisects the northern part of the city.

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