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Old 12-06-2008, 05:59 PM
 
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Smile Possible relocation to Sacramento, CA

I am waiting on a job offer and if all works out, my partner and I will have to relocate to Sac. I wanted to get some feedback regarding neighborhoods to live in. I am a professional and my partner is a retired police officer. No kids, but we have pets. We want to rent a home first before possible purchase to get to know the different areas.

We'd actually not like to live smack dab..next to a school if at all possible; I've been reading some of the postings and there's discussions on
suburbs.. What suburb is a good one: crime rate; commuting into sac; diversity, (gay).

Appreciate your feedback!
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego (Unv Heights)
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The suburbs around Sacramento aren't particularly ethnically diverse, and are even less welcoming to an openly gay couple. El Dorado and Placer Counties are very Republican, very "Christian", and in many ways, are really behind the times when it comes to socially progressive issues. I'm not saying people there are hostile per say, but if you want to live in a more comfortable social climate, I would recommend living in Sacramento - Midtown, Land Park, East Sacramento are very tolerant and diverse. Outside of the city to the west, I think Davis would be a good fit as well.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:07 PM
 
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Perhaps this will help you narrow down your options.

Interactive Graphics - sacbee.com (http://www.sacbee.com/1232/rich_media/1355616.html - broken link)
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Mountain Ranch, CA The heart of Calaveras County
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The suburbs around Sacramento aren't particularly ethnically diverse, and are even less welcoming to an openly gay couple. El Dorado and Placer Counties are very Republican, very "Christian", and in many ways, are really behind the times when it comes to socially progressive issues. I'm not saying people there are hostile per say, but if you want to live in a more comfortable social climate, I would recommend living in Sacramento - Midtown, Land Park, East Sacramento are very tolerant and diverse. Outside of the city to the west, I think Davis would be a good fit as well.
There are at least 5 gay couples that live in my little neck of the woods and nobody cares about it at all. While my voting precinct has the highest percentage of republican voters in the county, it also has the highest # of greens as well.

The foothills of CA are a place where nobody actually gives a D**m about the way you live, because they don't want you to give a D**m about them either.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: San Diego (Unv Heights)
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There are at least 5 gay couples that live in my little neck of the woods and nobody cares about it at all. While my voting precinct has the highest percentage of republican voters in the county, it also has the highest # of greens as well.

The foothills of CA are a place where nobody actually gives a D**m about the way you live, because they don't want you to give a D**m about them either.
I really beg to differ.
I worked in Placer County for over 5 years and heard many ignorant, racial slurs and homophobic comments. This baloney would never fly in any progressive city, (even Sacramento), without getting your face bashed in. Also, there was just a complete lack of awareness of the real world especially from college-aged young people. If it didn't have to do with shopping, plastic surgery, or the kiddie's soccer games, adults were just not interested. Of course, there was always plenty of time for them to shove their religious beliefs down your throat.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:17 PM
 
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Default Bull****

Don't purport as fact your biased opinions. It IS a fact that Placer County is quite Republican according to voting records (one of the highest in the state if not THE highest). But to say these citizens are behind the times or even Christian is purely the voices in your head.

You should look into the education level of downtown Sac vs Rocklin/Roseville/Granite Bay and see if you can make a premise about how education plays a roll in people's attitudes towards being with the times or socially progressive. In most studies in every part of the world the more educatated one is the more socially progressive and even less religious one is.

I'll give you another clue. Lots of families with kids live in these communities. You won't find gay couples holding hands in parks simply because few live around there. It's boring as hell in that context because everyone's busy doing their own family thing.

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The suburbs around Sacramento aren't particularly ethnically diverse, and are even less welcoming to an openly gay couple. El Dorado and Placer Counties are very Republican, very "Christian", and in many ways, are really behind the times when it comes to socially progressive issues. I'm not saying people there are hostile per say, but if you want to live in a more comfortable social climate, I would recommend living in Sacramento - Midtown, Land Park, East Sacramento are very tolerant and diverse. Outside of the city to the west, I think Davis would be a good fit as well.
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:45 PM
 
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I hate to tell you this, but the crime rate in Sacramento is VERY HIGH!!! in fact, it is second to Los Angeles in terms of murder and other crimes. When I moved here I had no idea how high the crime rate was, I would never have purchased where I did. West Sacramento is also a very high crime rate. I would check the figures before you choose a community.

Commuting into Sacramento from Davis can be challenging, but Davis is a nice community if you want to live in a liberal environment. Remember, Davis is a college town. Consider also: Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Citrus Heights, Carmichael. While Land Park is beautiful as is the Mid town area, tons of homeless and awful crime, wouldn't want to live there for sure! Cost to live in the City of Sacramento is pretty high as well. If you are looking to rent, it doesn't really matter, but the utilites in the City of Sac are really high, and the property taxes are as well. Do your research before you purchase!!!
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:15 PM
 
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Perhaps this will help you narrow down your options.

Interactive Graphics - sacbee.com (http://www.sacbee.com/1232/rich_media/1355616.html - broken link)
Thanks for the interactive graphics from sacbee. That's reall interesting and helpful. My partner and I are down home people; normal in that we are past the partying "gay" life; and the issue of being "out" for us is not about holding hands in public..but, living our lives truthfully... so, the question of what community is best is really about diversity and general overall environment - good people.

Thanks for all your feedback. It truly helps!
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