Are you wanting to rent or buy, as values on this size home will differ, neighborhood to neighborhood. There are many neighborhoods that you will like, I am sure, depending on your preferences. With small children, if schools are important, than San Juan, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom and Elk Grove districts may be the best for you. Natomas, Roseville, Elk Grove are great for parks and children's recreation. Suburban living is Natomas, Roseville, Elk Grove, Folsom, Citrus Heights and more. For proximity to work, it depends where you are working. Your rental budget seems adequate for all these areas. GOOD LUCK!