Two Great Places to Live in Northern California and Why


The capital of California is Sacramento and there are several great places to live in outside of the Sacramento area. Roseville and Rancho Cordova are two of the cities which should be considered if living in Northern California region. This article will look into the different things that these two cities have to offer and why they are nice places to live, other than being located in beautiful northern California. An owner of a Rancho Cordova corporate catering company that serves up some of the best Roseville BBQ catering in the area says he would live in no other community than Roseville or Ranch Cordova for many different reasons.

The first city, Roseville has a population of a little over 100,000 residents but is growing steadily expecting it to be closer to almost 134,000 by the year 2015. The area of Roseville is over 30 square miles big and has several beautiful streams that go through the city named Dry Creek, Linda Creek, Secret Ravine and Cirby Creek. This city has beautiful and lush vegetation that is so common in Northern California with the cooler climate and additional rainfall that it gets. Most of the rain falls during the cooler winters and the summer are typically hot and dry in Roseville. CNN’s Money ranked Roseville as one of the Best Places to live in 2006. Another ranking showed this city to be the skinniest city in the country with a body mass index of only 24.5. This may explain why there are a number of professional and Olympic athletes that hail from Roseville.

Roseville has a strong economy in it with a lot of retail businesses in it. It is the spot of one of the largest Auto malls in the nation that helps the local community as well as being known for a great deal of shopping options. This city ranked as having the 11th highest retail sales in the entire state of California last year with its wide variety of shopping options. It is known as a regional shopping destination with people traveling there to go shopping. The largest destination is the Westfield Galleria which is continuing to expand and across the street from that is another retail location called the Fountains. They are hoping once the economy improves, so will things in this great city of Roseville.

There are several other large employers in Roseville like Hewlett-Packard, Kaiser Permanente, Union Pacific Railroad, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center is considered as some of the larger companies. In 1988 Roseville decided to undergo a revitalization of the downtown area improving many of the historic buildings that were falling apart.

Rancho Cordova is a new community that was incorporated in 2003 and already has a population of 60,000 residents. It was named after the Cordova Vineyards that were located there. It is a diverse mixture of residents and many famous professional baseball players also hailed from Rancho Cordova such as Chris Bosio and Max Venable. Another notable resident is Lester Holt from the Today Show.


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