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Old 11-11-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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Oh west.... Dixon.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:44 PM
 
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walnut grove, courtland, isleton?
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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Davis is the obvious choice but expensive, Dixon might work. There are little Delta towns like Walnut Grove and Courtland, not sure how the schools are out that way--they are not yet turned into suburbs because the Delta is too much at risk for flooding.
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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Also try Winters or parts of Vacaville. Good house deals in Woodland right now, but you would probably want to send your kids to private school. Davis has top-notch schools but you will not get more than 1200 sq ft for 325K.

You have more choices east of Sac: Loomis, Rocklin, Newcastle, Auburn along the I-80 corridor.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:55 PM
 
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I don't know if anyone mentioned LINCOLN and PENRYN both towns are off of I-80, northeast of SAC.

Also, CARMICHAEL; although technically a suburb of Sac, it has a small town feel to it with its own old fashion parades and it has numerous parks, big and small. The library is the most used library in the SAC library system.

No freeways go through it, or border it. Parts of CARMICHAEL border the American River and they are scenic and ruralish with some horse ranches.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:28 AM
 
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Auburn Aurburn Auburn
Auburn's nice, but isn't traffic getting bad? I lived in Sac from 1974-83 and have been back several times. My wife and I drove through Auburn, especially up Hwy. 49, on our way to look at homes in Lake of the Pines, etc., and traffic was busy. Also have considered a development near Cool, though haven't been to it yet and while it may be more removed from the congestion of Auburn, the drive from Sac's shopping, airport, etc., is longer.

For OP, why west of Sac? Many of the suggestions made are east. If you really want to be to the west, Davis seems a logical place to check out, though I wouldn't call it Hallmark-like, and homes may be pricey. Some of the delta towns are certainly picturesque, but the commute and the prices may rule them out. At least they're nice to visit (e.g., Locke).
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:10 AM
 
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OP, most of Sacramento's nicest small towns are east of it. In the foothills. It is a beautiful area.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:47 AM
 
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Lodi has high crime stats. Where should one live if one is to be working in the town of Lodi ? ya know, somewhere you can go for walks safely ?
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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What about Winters? There are lots of cute little shops. It is rural, by Yolo County standards. Its a small town with lots of charm. I don't know much about the schools though. It is about 15-20mins southwest of Davis/Woodland.
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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If they mean West Sacramento, in particular, cheaper housing can be found but I would hesitate to live there due to crime rate.
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