Sacramento is the capitol of California and is located in the northern part of Central Valley. It is the sixth largest city in the state and part of the Sacramento metropolitan area, acting as an economic and cultural center. Sacramento is located along the Sacramento River, which is the reason for the economic success of the city. The city is very diverse and offers so much to its residents. It was even named “America’s Most Diverse City” in 2002 by TIME magazine.
The city of Sacramento offers plenty of entertainment possibilities to residents and visitors. It is the “go to place” for nightlife and arts. It offers artistic, cultural and leisure activities that help bring a higher quality of life to its residents. The California State Fair is held every year in Sacramento at Cal Expo and is a huge event that brings in visitors from all over. Visit Downtown Sacramento for great bars, music venues and on-street businesses. You can also find plenty of arts and culture, coffee shops, fitness centers and so much more downtown. Visit the 2nd Saturday Art Walk every month where all of the Sacramento galleries hold open houses so you can enjoy art exhibits, live music, street fairs, food and wine, and so much more!
In addition to all the great downtown life, Sacramento also offers plenty of outdoor activities. The city has a widespread park system with over 5,000 acres of park and recreation centers. The downtown district features smaller parks such as Pioneer Landing, Southside Park and Crocker Park. The most popular parks outside of the center of the city include American River Parkway, which is located along the American River and William Land Park. Go hiking down the Jedediah Smith memorial Trail, which leads to the American River Parkway. Sacramento, along with San Francisco and Boston, was named the third best park system according to The Trust for Public Land.
Sacramento is home to many different museums which really displays the culture of the city and diversity of its residents. Learn about the development and growth of the automobile at the California Automobile Museum. The California State Capitol leaves their door open to residents and features a museum that shows the history of the city and the political past. If you love fine art, be sure to visit the Crocker Art Museum, which features Californian art, master drawings, ceramics and so much more. Be sure to check out the Discovery Museum Science and Space Center for some fun and interactive exhibits. They even hold live animal and planetarium shows! Bring the kids to Fairytale Town, which is a park and educational center for children featuring themes from different fairytales. It features animals, interactive learning gardens and performing arts. The Museum of Medical History tells the story of the progression of medicine from the Gold Rush to today. Learn about the history of Sacramento including the Gold Rush sites at Old Sacramento State Historic Park. If you love animals, be sure to check out the Sacramento Zoo featuring hundreds of endangered animals.
Other museums include the California State Railroad Museum, Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park, Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum, State Indian Museum, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, The California Museum, Verge Center for the Arts, and two Wells Fargo History Museums. As you can see, Sacramento features dozens of museums to keep you and your family entertained.
Employment opportunities are endless in Sacramento. With such a diverse community with thousands of businesses, jobs are plentiful. Health care and professional services are the two professions that make up the majority of the city’s jobs. Major employers of Sacramento include UC Davis Health System, State of California, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, Kaiser Permanente, Intel Corporation, AT&T California, and Wells Fargo & Co. Because of its central Northern location within the state of California, Sacramento is a great location for businesses of all types to grow and succeed. You will be sure to land your next career in Sacramento.
Sacramento offers numerous higher education options as the city is home to two major public universities, community colleges, multiple private institutions, vocational schools, and even a law school. Sacramento State (California State University, Sacramento) is a wide-ranging university offering Bachelor, Master, and even a couple Doctoral degrees. It is one of the top three college choices for students that attended California Community College and are looking to continue their education. The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) includes programs in almost every field. Most students attending this school attend part-time as they are working professionals in the area. UC Davis’ part-time program is ranked in the top 20. Community Colleges in the area include American River College, Sacramento City College, and Folsom Lake College. There are also plenty of private colleges which include Drexel University, National University Sacramento, University of Southern California, The Art Institute of California Sacramento and so much more. So, if getting a higher level education is important to you, Sacramento has numerous continuing education choices!
Aspen Square Management owns and manages apartments near Sacramento - Cambridge House and Abby Creek Apartments. Cambridge House Apartments is located 15 miles outside of Sacramento and offers one, two and three bedroom floor plans. Our community offers student UC Davis apartments featuring numerous resort-style amenities such as an internet lounge (perfect for studying) and a game room - both open 24-hours a day! Abby Creek offers one and two bedroom apartments for rent in Sacramento, CA. One of the things our residents love most is the Abby Creek community garden! Located close to I-80 and Highway 50, Abby Creek offers a convenient commute for our residents. Both of these communities offer sparkling outdoor swimming pools with expansive sundecks, 24-hour fitness centers and so much more. They also offer pet friendly apartments so be sure to bring your dog (large breeds are accepted). Come home to one of these great Sacramento apartments for rent and see what the talk is all about!