Why you'd want to live in Roseville
Roseville is a progressive city with its eye on the future, but all the while retains and celebrates its rich historical railroad roots. Located in Placer County along the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills, Roseville is a mere 16 miles from Sacramento, the state capital. Typical of other California cities, Roseville’s climate ranges from hot, dry summers to mild winters. What started as a town developed by disappointed miners from the famed Gold Rush has blossomed into a thoroughly developed, independent city boasting an estimated population of 128,382 residents (as of January 1, 2015). Roseville incorporated on April 10, 1909 and is a charter city operating under a City Manager-Council form of government. The strength and balance of Roseville’s diverse economy allows the city to thrive. Business ventures in Roseville range from technology, healthcare, agriculture and financial services. However, its economic gem of retail draws in the crowds, with the expansive Westfield Galleria leading the way. Roseville’s parks and recreation programs and educational systems make Roseville an amazing place to raise a family. Abundant recreational programs, numerous neighborhood parks, wonderful golf courses, state-of-the-art fitness centers and thousands of acres of open space provide a great way for every one of all ages to soak in the warm California sun. Several schools have received “California Distinguished School Awards” from the California Department of Education and Roseville is within driving distance of Sierra Community College, California State University, Sacramento and University of California, Davis.