Why you'd want to live in Sacramento
Sacramento, the capital of California, has been a leading agricultural and transportation center for most of its history; also known as "The City of Trees". In the past 15 years, as costs have escalated in California’s coastal cities, thousands have migrated to the area for its reduced cost of living and proximity to San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Now, as a result, growth and traffic issues have become top-of-mind issues for the area. Downtown Sacramento is pleasant and attractive but somewhat lacking in entertainment and activities (aside from restored historic “Old Sacramento” riverfront downtown area). Most recent growth has occurred to the north, northeast, and south as typical California sprawl- freeways, strip malls, and endless developments of tightly packed homes. Job growth projections remain strong. Sacramento is also revitalizing its Downtown with Arts, Culture, Restaurants, Entertainment, and Riverfront Activities. In the center of the revitalization is the new home of the Sacramento Kings, The Golden One Center.