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Old 01-25-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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Default What are high end/upscale areas in Sacramento?

Is Granite Bay one of them? What elses? Is it from the price of home in those areas?
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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Granite Bay isn't in Sacramento, or Sacramento County--it is in nearby Placer County. It is one of the high-end/upscale areas in the region, all the gated beige/taupe you can eat, and convenient for the mall!
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:37 AM
 
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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Is Granite Bay one of them? What elses? Is it from the price of home in those areas?
In metro Sacramento, I'd say that Granite Bay and El Dorado Hills are the top end of the area. There are portions of other areas that are high end too, but those two areas are solidly high end.
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:47 PM
 
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In metro Sacramento, I'd say that Granite Bay and El Dorado Hills are the top end of the area. There are portions of other areas that are high end too, but those two areas are solidly high end.
This would of been my post, I validate this information as correct.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:32 PM
 
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wburg's assessment of Granite Bay is nonsense. I wonder if you've even been there. Most of the GB homes are custom or semi-custom. There are some high-end tract developments, but even those neighborhoods have enough variety to be attractive.

It is incorrect to paint GB with a broad beige-home brush. Most of the neighborhoods are non-gated as well. I have driven through most of GB without encountering a gate.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:58 PM
 
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Admittedly, I have little desire to go to Granite Bay. I installed alarms in those parts 20 years ago and haven't had any reason to return. It's just not my sort of place.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:51 AM
 
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"not your sort of place"...
Wburg's bias against bedroom communities/suburbs is well known on this board.
He is an ardent supporter of "living in the city".


As to the poster's question: Granite Bay/Loomis/Rocklin, El Dorado hills/Cameron park, and Davis/El Macero are indeed not in the city of Sacramento, or county of Sacramento, but they are contiguous with the Sacramento Metro area. All of these areas are "high end/upscale". There are affluent pockets within Sacramento county, but they generally are not as large and consistently "high end".

Suburbs situated just outside of a large city's county exist for the same reason here that they do everywhere else...
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:14 AM
 
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"not your sort of place"...
Wburg's bias against bedroom communities/suburbs is well known on this board.
He is an ardent supporter of "living in the city".
What is wrong with that? I am not a fan of suburbs or bedroom communities either. They are generally boring, bland, encased communities that force you to commute, and often times have a conformist vibe.

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Suburbs situated just outside of a large city's county exist for the same reason here that they do everywhere else...
Yeah, they are for people who want to escape the hustle and bustle, crime, and anything else that they deem a social ill but yet still want to live close to the city because they are above actually living rural life.

For affluent neighborhoods around Sacto there is the Fab 40s, Gold River, parts of Fair Oaks, the neighborhood across the street from Sac City College, The area along Fair Oaks Blvd heading north from Watt to where it curves, the area around Bell and Fair Oaks Blvd-especially the southern side between Fulton and Watt.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:29 AM
 
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Suburbs situated just outside of a large city's county exist for the same reason here that they do everywhere else...
...white flight.
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