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Old 04-07-2015, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Majin View Post
I hope you find your way out of here as fast as possible.
Not happening.

Anyway, I'm just suggesting that there are lots of areas where the city can improve and imitating other successful cities is a great place to start. If you think Sac has no areas for improvement then I think you are in the minority.
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by HILife09 View Post
Not happening.
Is there anyway I can help in this regard at all?

Which cities are you planning on moving to? Can I help you submit resumes to companies you are interested in? I can also take a look at and edit your resume to improve your chances of a call back.
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by HILife09 View Post
Not happening.

Anyway, I'm just suggesting that there are lots of areas where the city can improve and imitating other successful cities is a great place to start. If you think Sac has no areas for improvement then I think you are in the minority.
Natives who love their city take action and improve their city instead of complaining.
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Chimérique View Post
If Sacramento is so uninteresting to you, then why do you spend so much time in Sacramento threads. I don't particularly like Phoenix or Fresno but I don't hang out in their threads and comment on every positive thing someone says about those places.

You go so far out of your way to discredit Sacramento. You have some kind of strange personal "hate" for Sacramento, and you don't even live here.

It's interesting that you never talk about where you live rather it's all about how bad someplace else is. It would be like if a spent a lot of time writing about Riverside all the while not living there.

Smart successful people leave their hometowns for other larger cities for many different reasons, and many come back.
I never understood why some people only post about negative content about the same place over and over on here and literally contribute nothing to the site. Some people just enjoy arguing online, must be a personality trait.
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:10 AM
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As someone who has lived in So Cal my entire life, you guys forgot the most important reason to move to Sacramento: COST OF LIVING.

I'm trying to move over ASAP! lol.
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:21 PM
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Originally Posted by Chimérique View Post
UC Davis Med School for Veterinary Medicine is in Davis and it is the best in the nation, actually, the best in the World!


Funny how the Bay Area claims Davis when UC Davis is right in the heart of the Sacramento Valley. One freeway exit away from downtown Sacramento, or a 15 minute train ride away. I guess Sacramento should start claiming UC Berkeley as our school too, -
Davis is also probably the most bike friendly city in the US. Completely flat, lots of accommodations for bicycling in the City. It is also quite possible to bike back and forth between Davis and downtown/midtown Sacramento as there is a bicycle lane cantilevered onto the I-80 causeway between Davis and Sacramento. If you don't want to ride in hills, there's tons of great cycling in the fields around Davis. You *can* live without a car in Sacramento if your job is downtown/Midtown or over in Davis - one cautionary note, housing is more expensive in Davis.
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:39 PM
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Originally Posted by Chimérique View Post
Reasons to MOVE TO SACRAMENTO and why We Love Sacramento

Sacramento people are Friendly and Polite

The people I work with and the businesses I frequent are very friendly and ask me how my day is going. I dropped my coffee cup and went back to the coffee place to buy another one and and the business owner asked why I was back so soon for more coffee I told her I spilled the first one, so she didn’t charge me for the second cup I and she gave me a free muffin for my “troubles” - this was a small independantly owned place, not starbucks.

My favorite bartender always gives me at least one free drink when I visit.

My elderly mom lives alone, and My mom’s neighbors watch out for her and take her trash out and bring in her mail when I can’t. They also walk her dog, when I can’t. People hold the elevator door, and wait patiently in parking lots, people say Thank you, and have a good day to me. I see people automatically get up to let the elderly or disabled sit down on public transit.

Sacramento’s midtown/downtown has a Great Feel and Vibe

New businesses, young people, the elderly, and the middle-age alike seem to love walking everywhere in midtown. Dogs and baby strollers in tow. Cool kids and hipsters hanging out at coffee shops, college boys drinking beer at the many beer pubs/gardens. Artist types, Kindle readers, book-worms, nerds, students hang out in midtown/downtown.

There is local live theater, first-class quality museums, art galleries, live/work spaces, music venues, and great, non-chain, independantly owned restaurants throughout the midtown/downtown. Street life is active and lively, with street fairs, farmers markets, nightclub pockets.

Older apt buildings, from mid-century to 40‘s era bungalows and duplexes/fourplexes are getting refurbished.

It seems like every Victorian/Craftsman's style/Spanish style residential house or building is getting restored to it’s original glory.

The New Arena is taking shape, with new hotels and condos on the way. A whole brand new downtown called the Railyards is starting to take shape. Across the Sacramento River in downtown West Sacramento near our wonderful professional BallPark a new Riverfront is emerging with parks, music venues, condos and apartments. Bikes/cyclists are everywhere.

Sacramento’s midtown/downtown is a great living space and should only get better as West Sacramento, the Riverfront, the Arena area, and Midtown all merge into an even Cooler living space than it is now.

Sacramento weather is Fantastic

Sacramento has fantastic weather. Very mild winters, 4 seasons. Fall and Spring are perfect. In the summer, not too hot, for too long, nice cool evenings, nights, and mornings; Lots of sun. Perfect humidity levels, 20% or below when it gets above 85F. Higher humidity at night and in the morning to help cool things down.

In non-drought years, Sacramento averages 20 inches of rain a year which keeps it tree-filled and greener than most western cities, (besides the Pacific Northwest).

Sacramento gets more annual average rain than Denver, Albuquerque, Vegas, Fresno, LA, San Diego, Orange County, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Tucson, and Reno in non-drought years.

Sacramento’s cost of living is reasonable and so much more affordable then the Bay Area, SD, and LA. And less expensive than Austin or Denver.

You can’t get the same square footage or as nice of a home in the Bay Area, LA or SD for Sacramento prices which are 1/2 the cost of SF prices.

People care about each other, People are hardworking/ Law enforcement is respectful/Quality Health Care

People are respectful and I can’t remember when there was any kind of police siren on my street. People drive at a reasonable speed almost all of the time on my street. Not bragging, and I hope nothing bad happens in my neighborhood, but my neighborhood watch is very active and comforting. Health care is top notch from UC Med Center to Sutter Health and Mercy. I here Kaiser is pretty good too these days.

It’s easy to get around/traffic not that bad

When I go to work I rarely have to wait in traffic. 95% of the time it’s smooth sailing. When I take light rail I always find a seat. When I ride my bike for the most part cars are respectful as long as they can see you. Compared to most big cities like LA which require waiting in long lines forever, Sacramento lines are a piece of cake. For the most part, Sacramentans don’t know what it’s like to have to wait in really long big city lines.


UC DAVIS is now the 24th best University in the USA, rated out of the 100 top universities in the world. If you look at only the American Universities on the World List, UC Davis is #24 in the USA.

QS World University Rankings® 2014/15 | Top Universities

The Veterinarian-Med school at UC Davis is THE BEST in the nation, better than 2nd Best Ivy League College, Cornell University.

Best Veterinary Medicine Programs | Top Veterinary Schools | US News Best Graduate Schools


Sacramento is not some boring cookie cutter brand new southwestern type of city. It’s showing its age all around from the inner core to older suburban areas. It has graffiti which gives Sacramento some edge. Some of the graffiti is interesting and kind of cool.

Sacramento has been around for almost 170 years and its was hit hard by the great recession, and it lost some good jobs in the last 20 years but it’s still growing faster than many other metros its size. Nationally, Sacramento’s growth rate is right in the middle not too fast and large, but not sluggish and small like midwestern and eastern metros of the same size.

You are much more likely to see squirrels chasing each other in Sacramento’s many trees than rats in the streets as you do in New York City. I have never seen rats of any kind in the streets of Sacramento. Many other cities in the midwet, and back east look alot more worn than Sacramento.

Sacramento does have homeless, but I’ve seen it worse in downtown LA, downtown SD, Portland, San Francisco, and Oakland. Homeless are everywhere these days, even in small towns.

The Western Drought:
The West: California including Oregon, are currently in the worst drought it’s ever had. and the last few winters have been extremely mild.

Considering our winter and spring have been so warm this past year; it’s possible we might have a hotter than normal summer, only time will tell.

If we do have a hotter summer than normal because of the drought, then most other western cities will likely have a hotter than normal summer as well. Fresno, Bakersfield, Redding, Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, Salt Lake, Desert cities in Calif and the west, will all, likely, be hotter than Sacramento. And 3/4 of the rest of the nation will still be uncomfortably hot, humid, and muggier than Sacramento during the summer.
I could snip your post but it is so good I wanted to repeat it by quoting it.
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by HILife09 View Post
Sac desperately needs to improve. Midtown is fun but it's a small part of town and places like the cities you mentioned above (SD, KC, Portland) all have areas that a much nicer and more fun than midtown. Who cares if Rocklin, Folsom and Roseville are safe. Those are boring suburban places with absolutely nothing going on.

Sac really needs to change it's national reputation in order to draw people back to the city. The majority of smart, successful people from Sac immediately leave when given the opportunity because they know Sac is a boring place with nothing unique about it. Maybe things will change when downtown is developed but for now it's a city with no character and no national appeal. Truly the only thing interesting about Sac is its proximity to sf, tahoe and napa. Other than that... not much to discuss.
Rep point for you.

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Old 04-09-2015, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by davidt1 View Post
Rep point for you.

Improvements start with each and everyone of us, it is easy to complain, better to provide solutions.

Also, it's affirming to talk about what's good about our region.
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Old 04-09-2015, 02:39 PM
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Love it! Thanks for starting this thread. Very refreshing to read something upbeat on C-D when so often the site gets taken over by folks in dire need of anti-depressants.

Hubby and I are Bay Area and keep wavering back and forth between staying here where all our friends are or retiring in Sacramento where the dollar goes so much farther. I also have a side business selling crafts at festivals, so the notion of lots of festivals is just one more enticing thing about the area.

Really blanket question: If you were to retire to the Sacramento area, you don't know a soul, planned to be there in old age, wanted good proximity to I-5 (family stretches from Seattle to LA) and to the Bay Area, were very into bicycling and wanted a 1-story house on a decent sized lot (i.e. no postage stamps): Okay, what neighborhood/city?
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