If you like a lot of culture, great restaurants, easy commutes to shopping, business, boutiques, theater, then you'll probably want to be near downtown / Midtown. But I wouldn't rule out Land Park or Curtis Park, either.
If your interests lie more in outdoor activity like hiking, swimming, boating, you can't go wrong with the foothills or Folsom / Auburn, more country like places.
I'd suggest renting for a while to get a feel for the different neighborhoods before choosing one.
Sounds like you may enjoy the energy of the vibrant downtown area with walking distant to shops, restaurants, night life and entertainment. As a single person who enjoys staying active, I find lots of fun thing to do being near downtown Sacramento. Does that sound like the area that will meet your needs?
Joe Cox broker owner of Cox Realty 209-954-9888 Cox4pers@aol.com
I have worked with him for a couple of years now and found him to be very good.
Do you want to live close to your job, walking, biking distance, 5 min away...What are we talking here? We have our downtown area where you can work, live and play. Then you have the suburbs which isn't usually that far from most areas of Sacramento.
Sacramento is a great city with close proximity to the mountain and to the ocean. Situated near the Sacramento and American rivers, the area offers many great activities available all year round. If you need to be walking distant to great shopping and restaurants, then we have it all. Depending what kind of work you do or what you would like to do can make a difference which neighborhood would be best. As a native to Sacramento, I am familiar with the many great areas here in Sacramento.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Bruce is right... there's lots to do here... if you've got skills, you can find a gig here...
check out the link Bruce gave you.
You will love the weather here... we do have traffic but not like OC...
Make it a great day....!
The great thing Sacramento has is variety, within a few hours to the coast, to the snow. Walking trails, bike trails and lots of things to do. It's all about your taste.
Here are a few sites to check out that could give you a little more information:
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