California's capital of Sacramento is considered mid-sized with 494,881 residents, but the city has a lot to offer, even compared to some of the more populous cities in the Golden State. Trulia gives Sacramento a 6 out of 6 rank for active lifestyle, nightlife and restaurant offerings throughout the town. With the largest "Certified Farmers' Market" in California, and 50 farmers' markets over the city, produce is shipped from Sacramento to all over the nation throughout the year because of it's warm climate. As a culturally diverse metropolis, Sacramento residents celebrate through the Pacific Rim Street Fest and Festival De La Familia, to name a few. Old Sacramento houses the California State Railroad Museum, with over 100,000 square-feet of exhibition space of restored trains and coaches.
Compared to San Francisco, which is only about 75 miles away, Sacramento home prices are significantly less expensive, which may be a draw for current residents of the Bay Area with the ability to relocate. After all, Sacramento has a lot to offer in terms of local flair, and thereal estate marketis stable as outlined in recent years. Inventory between 2014 and 2015 increased 6.15 percent, from 1,187 to 1,260 home for sale listings. Average list price also increased during the same time period, from $269,165 to $299,470, or 11.26 percent. The average age of Sacramento homebuyers is 47, while the median age of overall residents is 34 years old.