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Old 12-30-2020, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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Here are some factors I'm curious about:

- schools
- real estate costs
- utility costs
- local tax rates
- crime/safety
- feel/vibe
- walkability/parks/recreation
- reasonable commute to downtown Sac (for work)

anyone have recommendations on suburbs/neighborhoods worth looking at?
Sure, Kansas City.

Don't laugh, because the utopia you demand, ain't in Calif.
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Old 12-30-2020, 05:53 PM
 
Location: California
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Sure, Kansas City.

Don't laugh, because the utopia you demand, ain't in Calif.
Not sure about the other points but the very last one (reasonable commute to downtown Sac for work) will be hard to satisfy if one chooses to settle in Kansas City
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Old 12-30-2020, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Not sure about the other points but the very last one (reasonable commute to downtown Sac for work) will be hard to satisfy if one chooses to settle in Kansas City
Haha, but I think that he might be talking about the commute from the Kansas City suburb to the downtown over there
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Old 12-30-2020, 11:11 PM
 
Location: California
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Sure. The point was that life in Kansas City is not the utopia either.

Anyway, to summarize the topic. With a budget 600K one can buy a small SFH in a safe neighborhood with decent schools. With a budget north of 750K one can buy a bigger house in a good neighborhood of a good Sacramento suburb . With a budget closer to 1M one can do even better. With a budget about 3M one can buy say a 3,680sqft 2.87acre lot house in Davis or a 9,030sqft 1.2acre lot house in Granite Bay.
It is all about the budget, basically. Without knowing this important variable, most conversations of this kind are of limited value.
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Old 12-31-2020, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Sure. The point was that life in Kansas City is not the utopia either.

Anyway, to summarize the topic. With a budget 600K one can buy a small SFH in a safe neighborhood with decent schools. With a budget north of 750K one can buy a bigger house in a good neighborhood of a good Sacramento suburb . With a budget closer to 1M one can do even better. With a budget about 3M one can buy say a 3,680sqft 2.87acre lot house in Davis or a 9,030sqft 1.2acre lot house in Granite Bay.
It is all about the budget, basically. Without knowing this important variable, most conversations of this kind are of limited value.
Good point. Since the OP mentions concerns about "Costs" three times: real estate, utilities, and taxes, it seems unlikely that he/she is going to be living in Granite Bay. So yes, the budget/price range is going to determine most of the desired traits of the neighborhood, such as quality schools, neighbors (usually), local amenities, and the all important "feel or vibe" of the area . . .
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Old 12-31-2020, 01:49 AM
 
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Good point. Since the OP mentions concerns about "Costs" three times: real estate, utilities, and taxes, it seems unlikely that he/she is going to be living in Granite Bay. So yes, the budget/price range is going to determine most of the desired traits of the neighborhood, such as quality schools, neighbors (usually), local amenities, and the all important "feel or vibe" of the area . . .
Yes, it's about finding a happy medium between affordability and safety/schools/vibe/etc. Looking for suburbs that are good values but still check off a good amount of boxes for the average middle to upper middle class family.
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Old 12-31-2020, 02:00 AM
 
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Sure. The point was that life in Kansas City is not the utopia either.

Anyway, to summarize the topic. With a budget 600K one can buy a small SFH in a safe neighborhood with decent schools. With a budget north of 750K one can buy a bigger house in a good neighborhood of a good Sacramento suburb . With a budget closer to 1M one can do even better. With a budget about 3M one can buy say a 3,680sqft 2.87acre lot house in Davis or a 9,030sqft 1.2acre lot house in Granite Bay.
It is all about the budget, basically. Without knowing this important variable, most conversations of this kind are of limited value.
I agree the ideal location for anyone is based upon their budget. Its what kind of life you can afford with a given budget.
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:24 PM
 
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I love the fabulous 40s part of Sacramento near McKlinley Park and Granite bay but i don't have 3M so have to consider places in my budget under 700k as well in Sacramento which is getting far more difficult now due to record low inventory from COVID and bay area equity locusts buying here thus driving real estate prices way high.
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Old 01-04-2021, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I love the fabulous 40s part of Sacramento near McKlinley Park and Granite bay but i don't have 3M so have to consider places in my budget under 700k as well in Sacramento which is getting far more difficult now due to record low inventory from COVID and bay area equity locusts buying here thus driving real estate prices way high.
It's not clear how much under 700k that you are talking about, but if it's close to 700k, then you should be able to get something decent in Sacramento area within your budget.
https://www.redfin.com/CA/Sacramento.../home/19426370
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Old 01-04-2021, 02:21 PM
 
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Well maintained homes between 500-650k are pending days when they come on the market now in the good areas: Folsom, Roseville, Fair Oaks, Carmichael, Rocklin and Loomis. Bay area locusts are causing this as well low inventory due to covid.
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