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Old 11-18-2016, 10:23 AM
 
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Reading this thread is enlightening. I'm considering relocating from Los Angeles to Sacramento. I work in public education and have recently been counseled by an educator in the Sac area to look into the Elk Grove public school district, since that district currently has more job openings than the Sacramento pub school district.
EGUSD is a great employer and I echo what many other are saying in regards to EG being a safe community. Suburban, yes, but a ton of daily amenities (grocery, restaurants, big box stores, medical offices, parks). Plus it's the most diverse suburb of Sacramento which I prefer to the whiter Folsom and Roseville.
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Old 11-19-2016, 08:20 AM
 
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I haven't seen any gang activity over in EG and i've been here since 1994. BUT I do live in the south side of elk grove where it is more affluent. I heard the border of south sac and EG is kinda sketchy.
The few people in here yapping about gangs are full of ****. Their definition of ghetto and gang members are colored people. They are not used to people of different races, ethnics, backgrounds that is different from theirs. I grew up in the ghetto, I grew up with gangs. I know a gangster when I see one. So far, these gang experts posting here haven't put their money where their mouth is. Talk is cheap.
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Old 11-20-2016, 04:24 PM
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I live in Elk Grove and I see South Sac residents come down to town for shopping and groceries. Just the other day at the Walmart off of 99, I saw a shirtless African American male jimmying the lock to a car door. Whether it was his car or not, it was just a bad look. I live by Morse Park and I see A TON of Asian people walking around pushing either shopping carts or strollers full of soda cans and bottles. I also have caught an old Asian fellow digging through my recycling bin; now I understand that when I push by bin to the curb, it's City property, but I just do not like people going through trash as it makes the community look run down.

A house down the street from my house has a family of almost 12 people living there with blankets and black hefty trash bags blocking the windows. They are also an Asian family. I feel that after a while Elk Grove will turn into a Asian majority city (especially with a new Hmong Mayor). It usually starts with businesses, which I see a lot of that are Asian owned (Reflexology, Quickly, Massage places, Pho restaurants, sushi places, etc.)

Disclaimer: I have a lot of Asian friends and grew up with Asians who are until this day very close to me and my family. Specifically, my Japanese friends have opened my eyes to the "Asian Invasion" that is apparent in Elk Grove. I have nothing against any race of people. However, I will call it like I see it and I see a lot of this in Elk Grove.
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:21 AM
 
Location: la la land
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I totally disagree with the idea that a casino would have a negative impact on homes within 10 miles. I know you found it on the internet, I searched and found it, but it is a 2005 study that was conducted via telephone interviews that considered card houses, and lottery ticket outlets as 'casinos' I lived in Reno and the City on the whole has a large number of people with 'gambling problems' but most of them are poor people who live in the poorest parts of town. Being poor has a lot more to do with problem gambling than living within 10 miles of a Casino. I lived in an area of Reno with houses valued from 300k to 2 million, it was less than 5 miles from two of the largest Casinos in the area and hardly anyone in my community even went to Casinos. Study Ties Risk of Problem Gambling with Proximity to Casinos and Other Gambling Opportunities - University at Buffalo

PS large casinos are not built in residential neighborhoods, they are built in commercial areas, unlike 'card houses' or liquor stores that sell lottery tickets or 'scratchers' which are usually smack dab in the poorest areas of a community.

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Old 11-24-2016, 04:42 PM
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^ This is kind of a biased opinion being that you are from Reno; a city almost specifically built for nothing BUT gambling. We are talking mid-level suburbs here that have ZERO casinos in a 20 mile radius at the moment.
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Old 11-24-2016, 06:04 PM
 
Location: la la land
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^ This is kind of a biased opinion being that you are from Reno; a city almost specifically built for nothing BUT gambling. We are talking mid-level suburbs here that have ZERO casinos in a 20 mile radius at the moment.
Have you looked at the map of where the Casino will be constructed? It's not close to residential housing the closest housing is on the other side of 99. There are Casinos in Reno much closer to residential areas and the people living in those areas have not turned into wild eyed gaming zombies. But since you mentioned 20 miles, you must be referring to the study that was posted in this thread. The problem with that study is that they did not differentiate a casino from a card room or a store that sells lottery tickets or scratchers.
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Old 11-24-2016, 06:05 PM
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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The casino and suburban development will ensure Elk Grove being fiscally solvent for the next 50 years. Kudos to Elk Grove for creating a reason for out of towners to spend their money in Elk Grove.

That vacant lot at 3rd and L in Sac should be turned into a giant Trump mega casino.
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:24 AM
 
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Don't believe you have Asian friends..it's okay to be anti-Asian. The more Asians moving in the more expensive the place gets.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:57 AM
 
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The casino and suburban development will ensure Elk Grove being fiscally solvent for the next 50 years.
It's getting more difficult to tell if these comments are parody or not. 'Fiscally solvent' is not a term, and budget forecasting for a half century based upon a speculative entertainment venue is nothing short of pure ignorance.
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
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Elk Grove is starting to make me mad. They're building that casino 5 miles from my house and they're building a costco 3 miles on the opposite side from my house. There's traffic galore but there's no talks about expanding the roads. I'm seriously starting to think about living somewhere else. How's Roseville or Folsom's traffic issues?
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