Sacramento was ranked by Forbes as one of the top ten happiest cities for young professionals. The Greater Sacramento area contains 3.3 million people. Named “most diverse city” by Time magazine, Sacramento is not only an affordable place to live, but has a wide array of things to do. “The City of Trees” is home to the state capitol and is within an hour and a half of San Francisco, Napa and Lake Tahoe.
Recently Sacramento was voted the 3rd “Hippest” city in the United States. Downtown Sacramento is being completely revitalized with new lofts, homes and apartments along with new restaurants and night spots surrounding the crown jewel of downtown – the newly built Golden 1 Arena – home of the Sacramento Kings.
Sacramento is also home to the Giants AAA team the Sacramento River Cats, and the United Soccer League Sac Republic team. Sacramento recently made a compelling pitch to Major League Soccer for a professional team and that bid looks like it could come to fruition as soon as 2017.
Sacramento also has a vital and active theater and art community with a large variety of plays, musicals, symphony performances, plus the area also boasts lots of museums and kid-friendly activities. Sacramento is home to some of the most top ranked suburbs in California with great schools and affordable housing.
One of the biggest attractions of the Sacramento area is the American River Parkway which is home to a 36 mile bike path that spans from downtown Sacramento to Folsom Lake. It follows the American River to Lake Natoma and Folsom Lake. These two lakes are within 20 minutes of downtown. Lake Natoma features a world-class aquatic center and is home to numerous crew teams. Also popular on this small lake is kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing. Folsom Lake is a larger body of water – great for water skiing, boating and fishing.
Visit www.cityofsacramento.org for more information of what the Greater Sacramento area has to offer!