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Which is the most desirable neighborhood in Sacramento to raise kids?

Asked by Private Please, San Ramon, CA Tue Feb 12, 2008

Which is a good school district in Sacramento neighbourhood with newer homes in the 300-500K price range ?

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I would recommend Folsom, Roseville, or Rocklin. These towns have really blossomed recently, and have newer schools. Experienced teachers want to work in a new school and a nice community. Of the 3 mentioned, I would recommend Folsom. I lived in the area for 17 years, and both my kids went to school there. With the current market being the way it is, Folsom would be the best choice both for schools and lifestyle. Good luck! You can go to my website and click on Schools for more specific information.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 12, 2008
Actually, Elizabeth, Liz,, and I did answer the question and stayed within the law. We relayed our own personal experiences. and provided a variety of choices. We provided links to do additional research about the schools.

That is what you want a buyers agent to do in response to your search criteria.

Listen to your concerns, provide choices, provide information ( often anecdotal ) and to give you the tools to your own research as well.

The good schools question can be answered, legally. I refrain form singling out one particular school, other than the ones my children attended, because I have personal knowledge of them. It would be audacious of me to claim that they were the best as my children have not attended many others, to compare.

Agents will not answer questions about racial or ethnic diversity;
of course; you did not ask such a question.
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Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
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My son and his family live in East Sacramento - just past the expensive "fabulous forties" They are on 51st street near Folsom. There is a good park, a great elementary school, nice houses for decent prices, and safety (that is relative in this day and age) They have been there for five years, he takes the light rail to work at the capitol, my grandkids play with neighborhood kids without fear of being hurt. I am considering moving up there as well. Liz
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 12, 2008
I perfer the established areas of Sacramento. You can find newly remodeled and sometimes new homes in that price range. I like being in the 95864 area of Sacramento and the school for Sierra Oaks is K-8 and was awarded the California Distinguished School Award. The neighborhood park associations also offer classes for kids, swim lessons, camps, tennis lessons and more. There are also excellant parks and this area is easy access to all freeways since it is close to the center of Sacramento.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 2, 2008
I think all of us who have lived in Sacramento for any length of time will tell you our neighborhood is a great neighborhood to raise children. I am a native Sacramentan and have lived within the same 5 mile area for my entire life. I was raised in South Land Park and have raised my children in Land Park. They all attended public schools as did I. The elementary schools in these areas are superb (Crocker Riverside and Sutterville Elementary). I have a firm belief that middle schools are tough no matter where you are...it is just a difficult age. The middle schools for our area are California Middle School and Sam Brannan Middle School. The high schools are (for outlying South Land Park) Kennedy High School and for all of Land Park and the majority of South Land Park, C.K. McClatchy High Schools. They both have specialized programs that cater to higher achieving students. My children all went to McClatchy in their H.I.S.P. program. My daughters were accepted to UD San Diego and my son is going to Long Beach State. Our family loves our neighborhood and the schools that are in them.
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Great question and one that is very subjective. There are loads of great neighobrhoods in and around the Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado areas within your price range that have newer homes and good school districts.

One of the things that you will notice in our area are number of newer schools vs the age of the Bay Area schools. My suggestion is to take the time to view an area/neighborhood with the best commute to your job and then check out the school scores for the schools in that neighborhood and visit the schools.

In the meantime, if you would like to view a few of the neighborhoods and read articles that I have written to help those thinking of relocating, feel free to click on the link below.

Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 12, 2008
I have had good results with my own kids in the Roseville school districts:
Several of my clients have extolled the Granite Bay Schools and the El Dorado Hills schools.
I am working with a client who has done research on the Elk Grove schools and he is very upbeat about his findings on selected schools in that district.

There are other communities that the next poster(s) will tell you about. I understand that there are good schools in the older communities, as well, I did not list them as you asked about areas with newer homes.


Here are some sites to help you with your research:

Diamond Creek Elementary School: http://www.rcsdk8.org/buildings/d_creek/index.htm
Roseville High School: GO TiGERS! http://rhs.rjuhsd.k12.ca.us/news.php
Star Testing Results: http://star.cde.ca.gov/
Academic Performance index for California Schools: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ap/
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/index.asp
California Department of Education Statistics: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/
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Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
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