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Old 03-04-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Someone once told me he liked the bay area because they had good skiing. Yes, he considered Tahoe as part of the Bay Area. Poor Nevada. It's only a matter of time until the Bay Area claims Reno and LA claims Las Vegas.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:11 PM
 
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Someone once told me he liked the bay area because they had good skiing. Yes, he considered Tahoe as part of the Bay Area. Poor Nevada. It's only a matter of time until the Bay Area claims Reno and LA claims Las Vegas.
People are smart.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:20 PM
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Location: San Leandro
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Fairfield and Vacaville are the bay because thats where most of the residents are from and thats where most of the residents commute to work. It's an exurb of the bay, like Gilroy, santa rosa, brentwood and such. But it in less than 30 minutes you leave that area and you are in Davis.

There are some cultural, historical, and most certainly politcal connections, but they are decidedly different metros. Look at the commute patterns. I think its something like 2% of sac area residents commute to the bay. Compare that with the Inland Empire where 40% of the working population commutes into LA county, 20% commutes into orange county. In SD 1/20 commuters is from the IE.

Sac's a different ballgame.

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As you can see by some of the responses there is a Bay Area snobbery that has existed for a long time.

Bay area snobbery? No one has ever seen that! Surely you jest !

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Old 03-04-2012, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Cannon Beach, OR
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No way, Bay ends in Vallejo or maybe Fairfield. Sac is its own region of California.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:05 PM
 
Location: United States of America
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No way, Bay ends in Vallejo or maybe Fairfield. Sac is its own region of California.
I agree. If you go by what Wikipedia says Solano County is a part of the Bay Metro Area.

East of that is Central Valley California.

Because if you go North you are in Yolo (Central Valley/Sac Metro Area) and east is Sacramento County.

Solano County is the where Bay and Valley meet.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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Interesting. Thanks for the comment.
And for the sake of conversation. Why should a San Franciscan live in Sacramento?
I'm originally from SF, been in Sac for a few years.

Reason why I moved here, it is cheaper for a younger person to start out in life, ie invest properties, start a business, etc. Which is why I moved up here. Also, it was for personal reasons, I felt like I needed a change of scene, was originally going to Boston for my Masters, but met a girl who lived near Sac and instead decided to take a Masters at Sac State while starting my first business.

Why I've stayed here. It is comfortable here. I actually like the warm weather. Yes, it gets hot a few days out of the year, but the warm summer nights are amazing. The city is quite diverse so I still get most of the culinary experiences that I used to enjoy in San Francisco save for maybe good Peruvian or Burmese. The urban core has improved by leaps and bounds since I first moved up here. It is getting a lot more sophisticated and I think its a good thing.

Sacramento is not a city that WOWS you like SF, but it definitely has its own charms which you probably need to live here to really come to fully appreciate.

I would just say its a nice place to live, to raise a family, its very comfortable and the COL is very reasonable.

Most of the Bay Area people who bash Sac have never really experienced it. They bash it out of ignorance. I used to be one of those. Then I moved up here and found out there is actually a lot of cool things about this city. In fact, I often wish it was within 50 minutes or so of San Francisco (about where Vallejo is positioned), if that was the case, I'd probably just live here permanently because it is a very comfortable and nice city to live in.

I do plan to move back to SF in the next three years or so however, but I might maintain some business here in Sac so I might just end up in between the two cities in the long term.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:49 PM
 
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Solano County is the where Bay and Valley meet.
True. But, where in Solano County does the "Sacramento Valley Region" begin? ---Culturally, economically, politically, and geographically.

I say it begins in Fairfield and I give half to the Bay Area (or 2/3), and half to Sacramento (or 1/3).

Sacramento's media market covers all the way to Fairfield. We cover Fairfield like its our own, the Bay Area covers it like its a backwater-exurb, if at all.

(Technically, by the Census, all of Solano County belongs to the Bay).

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:59 PM
 
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Bay area snobbery? No one has ever seen that! Surely you jest !
I'll never forgot, we were at a Napa Valley Winery. After saying we were from Sacramento, the wine gal (the sommolier) says, "Where's that!

"Isn't that in the Plaines, somewhere, ya'll don't have good wine I bet".

I actually knew more about wine than she did, and I'm hardly an expert, and she was "from" the Bay Area.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:12 PM
 
Location: United States of America
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I'll never forgot, we were at a Napa Valley Winery. After saying we were from Sacramento, the wine gal (the sommolier) says, "Where's that!

"Isn't that in the Plaines, somewhere, ya'll don't have good wine I bet".

I actually knew more about wine than she did, and I'm hardly an expert, and she was "from" the Bay Area.
Don't think of her as a representative of anything. She would be a cuñt wherever she goes I bet. I think being a viniculturist allows you to be snobby. At least thats what they think.

I wouldn't want to live in Sacramento because that's where the government is. It'd be like living in D.C.
Maybe I'm wrong and that's just my Bay Area ignorance coming out.


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True. But, where in Solano County does the "Sacramento Valley Region" begin? ---Culturally, economically, politically, and geographically.

I say it begins in Fairfield and I give half to the Bay Area (or 2/3), and half to Sacramento (or 1/3).

Sacramento's media market covers all the way to Fairfield. We cover Fairfield like its our own, the Bay Area covers it like its a backwater-exurb, if at all.

(Technically, by the Census, all of Solano County belongs to the Bay).
I would consider Solano County a part of the Bay Area simply because of my experience with it.
As a San Franciscan, I know many people who want a summer home in a place that well....actually has a true Cali summer. Like heat, sun in the 80s and 90s.
But they can't afford the big ole house in Marin or Napa. They don't have $7M for a home in Marin and don't want to pay over a million dollars for a house that is under 2500 sq. ft. in less than a acre of land in Napa.
For those who enjoy the drive they purchase a couple acres of land in Solano County and build the big house they want on acreage.
Many of the people who summer there are mostly Bay Area residents. Not so much Sacramentans in those parts.
So maybe it is part of the Bay Area geographically because of the U.S. Census, but maybe also because of the people who live there.
Just sayin'....
I've been there and loved it. IMHO
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