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Old 05-06-2008, 11:56 PM
 
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Just wondering, I know a ton of people who moved from the bay to Sacramento. Thinking of moving to Sacramento too. My mother moved from Palo Alto 6 years ago to Fair Oaks. I live in Portland currently. Thinking about relocating to Sacramento, Houston, or South Carolina. Any thoughts?
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA/São Paulo, Brazil
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I loved my time in Sacramento.

Moved from Oakland to Granite Bay, then I sold that house and moved to another house near Eastern and Arden. I moved back to help my family-otherwise I'd still be there.

Sacramento has a lot offer that I never considered before moving there. The food is awesome, the city is strikingly diverse and I enjoyed getting to know the people.

There are lots of hotties too.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Happiness is found inside your smile :)
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Do y ou like Portland?

I live in Seattle, but I moved here from Sacramento. I adored Sacramento, I'm miserable in Seattle. We are moving back..
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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I had a very good lifestyle when I moved from San Francisco to Fair Oaks. It was a HUGE culture shock however, and it took my a while to get used to the "small town" feel and attitudes. I'm back in the Bay Area now and at times still miss the friendliness, but certainly don't miss the heat! My kids loved it there also!
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:44 AM
 
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Hi, thanks for the replies. As far as Portland goes. Ughh, not a good time to ask the weather is still grey, in May!!! Housing market is very overpriced, maybe housing is as expensive as Sacramento, 2000 square foot home decent area, good school in the metro area will cost around$325,000-$350,000. The schools are in big trouble here, the economy is not strong at all, never really has been in the 10 years that I have been. And the weather, seriously expect 9 1/2 months of grey skies. The 2 1/2 months of sun is so beautiful, but then same ol story, like a bad rerun. I do have to say that sometimes I have grown found of staying in the home, and listening to the rain. That is what everyone does here, they hibernate. No one owns an umbrella. It is rare when you see one. When the sun comes out the city to me is alive once again. We do get a few beautiful day breaks throughout the year though.
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Happiness is found inside your smile :)
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Okay - your Portland experience is the same as my Seattle experience

Sacramento, is friendlier - no one hibernates - it warm all the time - the fall is amazing , it beats the PNW hands down. I know what you mean about the beautiful summer time - but imagine that from Feb to June, then again from Sept to Nov...there's so much more "outside time" where it's glorious and beautiful

Becareful, I'm like the biggest Cheerleader for Sac.
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Happiness is found inside your smile :)
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Oh yeah and this 40 degree weather in May is pissing me off too...WTF??!
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Roseville, CA
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Fairly recent Bay Area transplant here (coming up on a year in July) that moved to Roseville. There is much that I miss about the Bay Area -- especially the food (quality, quantity, and diversity of dining choices) -- but overall I have no regrets. I can deal with the heat -- it's not humid, so finding shade usually provides enough temporary respite from the sun and heat -- and last summer I really enjoyed being able to go for a walk out in the evening in shorts. Granted, most of the reasons we moved here have to do with our kids, so things like schools, community/recreational activities, and the all-important "more house for your dollar" came into play. If we didn't have kids, we likely would have stayed in the Bay Area.
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:41 PM
 
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I moved to Rocklin (but this goes for Granite Bay, Folsom, El Dorado...). Things I like are:

Houses are 40% of the cost in Bay Area or better for similar, good school district area.

Warm evenings. It could be an 82 degree day in the Bay Area and then cool off to 60 by 7pm when the ocean breeze/fog rolls in.

Close to mountains - skiing and summertime camping/hiking/backpacking.

Sac is a city with a river flowing through it. There's nothing like that in Ca (don't mention Stockton). The river brings recreation, bike paths, people to it's shore.

Traffic. I was worried about posts about traffic in Sac. There is little traffic on the highways here. The definition of traffic is in LA or parts of the Bay Area. Go there to baseline "traffic".

People are friendlier. Strange but true. People wave to me in neighborhoods I drive through. It happens very frequently. I've met all my neighbors.

Generally a good family-raising area. If I were single I would probably not be here. It's quite sleepy otherwise.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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Default Sacramento is a straight up cow town

I have a hard time believing "city girl" is a real city girl. Otherwise she would detest a place like sacramento. It is no where a city and has nothing positive to offer. Only crime, smog, and cows! A true hick town, I would never live there.
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