Not sure of your Financing needs but a quick trip up HWY 65 will put you into Lincoln. This city is still qualifying for USDA 100% financing which is offered to buyers looking to purchase a Primary Residence which sounds like that is your goal and has all that you are looking for in a Community PLUS Lincoln is just getting started so there is tons of growth ahead to provide more for you and your family to enjoy in the near future. IF 100% financing is not what you are interested in then you have great inventory in Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln to choose from.
Cada Vedera is an elite area of Lincoln with a new golf course and a mix of semi-custom and fully custom homes many with Sacramento City views. 12 Bridges is a beautiful community and is the closest to Roseville that would still qualify for the USDA Loans as it is still in the City of Lincoln. Rocklin attaches to Roseville and has a brand new high school that is an amazing campus surrounded by brand new parks and walking areas. Some of the hill tops even have city views.
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When I went into the sales office of a new development back in 1989 here in Folsom the sales guy asked me where I was from... when I told him San Jose... he retorted back to me.. "geez.. half the folks that come in here are from San Jose"...
I think you'll find a lot of people here from the San Jose area..
You'll have to come up here and look around... but you've gotten some pretty good suggestions already...
Come on up this weekend if you can... stay overnight at one of the hotels in the area.. maybe check out 2nd Saturday Art Walk in Sac.. I think they have that in Roseville and Folsom now too...
Anyway... I hope this helps...
Make it a great day...!
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That said, there are some areas that you can find one or two stores close enought to walk or bike to, but you will not find everything in one spot. My wife and I lived and worked in the Nob and didnt have a car the whole time we lived there. We live in Sacramento now and have two cars, it was a must for us to get around. I dont want to be a downer but I want to be realistic.
In Roseville, there is an older historic section where you will find ranch style homes,sometimes on large lots, and you will find Craftsman type, Bungalow type homes in another area of the same historic section. Unfortunately, you are correct about walking to coffee or biking to work. It's not as easy as areas of San Jose. But it is possible. There is another area in Folsom, undergoing some construction renovations--so sort of a pain to navigate right now--that is also historic with neat, cool, older homes that are fairly easy to walk to coffee, boutique shops etc. But, working in R'ville, and living in Folsom is quite the bike ride!
There are some compromises to be made, but both historic Folsom and historic Roseville are very cute, quaint areas. There is East Sac and Midtown, for living, biking and walking to ALL SORTS of restaurants and shops, but is some 15 or so miles to Roseville for work. But, another option for you.
Hope that helps! Let me know if you want more help.
We do have a great older/historic area in Roseville.
There are many great neighborhoods that have older homes. Many have been updated and others are a work in progress. You are surrounded by parks, close to shopping, a new Indoor farmers market is opening, Trader Joes and Starbucks in the same area.
Streets are bordered with large trees and during the summer and fall you feel like you are driving through a
Bicycle paths are everywhere and your husband could be to work in minutes. Many of my clients ride bikes from Rocklin into Roseville for work.
Areas to the East and West of I-80 around Douglas have the old world charm (and some not so old too :)
Welcome to the Roseville Area.
I am also a bay area transplant up here.
We have loved every minute and the pace makes life more enjoyable too.
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