I moved from Los Angeles over five years ago, boy does time fly. I lived in Glendale and surrounding areas all my life. I have four children. My oldest was in the Airforce and I relocated when she came back from Iraq. I can oh so relate to your possible move. West Sac as we call it, is a great place, it is quiet and still has that rural feel. Very much a small town. I am a Realtor and have made a successful career & transition out of my move to West Sacramento. Schools are newer in Southport and API scores are looking better, but as public schools go, there is need for improvement. My kids have gone to both pubic and private here. We do have a great brand new Mega High School. The great thing about West Sac is it is centrally located, and driving to other parts of Sacramento is a breeze; remember I was used to LA Traffic. Safety, we have a fabulous Police dept, Fire dept and they are no nonsense. This gives West Sac a high rating in my book for places to live. It is not overcrowded and our market has certainly not been hit as hard as some other areas. It is a great investment area. 5 min to Downtown, urban living, suburb living, rural living all in one great city. Look at the City Web Site and see the growth and planned development coming. I think you and your family will love It.! Hope this has been helpful.