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Old 01-04-2011, 06:51 AM
 
Location: CASTLETOWN
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My wife has been finding a lot of feedback about there not being very many activities for stay-at-home moms with younger kids in the Roseville/Granite Bay area, which is a big concern. You always hear that the area is a great place to raise kids, but that there isn't necessarily a whole lot to do for younger kids... which is obviously a little confusing.

Out here in the south Denver metro area, we know we're in a great area to raise kids because there are so many free/cheap activities for families with children all the time. A few different parks with man-made and natural creeks, water features, and playgrounds that get plenty of use, a couple local recreation centers that offer several low cost activities like swimming and ballet lessons (something like $35 for 8-10 lessons), a few different local moms groups that get together a few times per week for even more kid's activities and exercise, and we also have countless trails and open space to enjoy the outdoors. It seems like there's always some event being put on by some organization every week. And if there isn't enough going on locally (within 5 miles) there's always the zoo, aquarium, museums, water parks, and countless other activities 15-20 miles away in the downtown area. My wife is out and about with our daughter 4 days per week on average taking advantage of all these activities.

One of the ladies in her moms group moved out to Roseville recently and she's mentioned that there isn't nearly the same abundance of activities for kids out there as compared to here. Fewer local attractions, not as many moms groups, more daycare kids, etc. Any other parents noticed this? Are all the activities mostly located in Sacramento? Do you have to leave the Roseville area regularly during the week if you're an active stay-at-home mom/dad? Again, we know we are in a great area that is probably tough to beat in this regard, but we'd like to get a better idea of how much of a drop off to expect so that we can weigh that in our planning.

Can anyone give us an idea of things they do during the week (during the day) with their kids, along with some of the costs? How active are the moms groups out there? My wife enjoys Stroller Strides out here and found a Roseville regional group - is it very active?
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:04 AM
 
Location: CASTLETOWN
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Let me see if I can help.
First, it's true that there aren't a LOT of things to do. I grew up in DC so I am comparing the place to somewhere where everything is convenient, educational, fun and free.
We mainly do things outdoors. The zoo is okay.. just has a lot of birds. There's fairytale land across from the zoo and it's like 6 or 7 parks connected with little mazes, water features, ice cream stands, etc. I have kids and it's hard to find things to do that compare with what I am used to. The moms groups are a good idea. Roseville is nice, and it's not like it's 30 mins to Citrus Heights or anything, it's 10mins down the street, with traffic. There are good and bad things about every area, just work with what you have.
We usually wait until the weekend and do outdoorsy stuff with the kids. Hiking, fishing, swimming,etc. If you live in Granite Bay, by gosh take advantage of having the Lake right down the street.
During the week there's a lot of parks, the mall is okay (I generally try to stay away from malls). It also depends on the age of the kids? For toddlers there's a lot more, imo. You can take them to Funtastic (sp?) or to the kids tumble gym (still haven't gone there). Mainly we do play dates.

It's a great place for kids mainly because it's safe and quiet and homey feeling. There's a trade off wherever you live. Even though there was more to do in DC, I still would rather not raise my kids there today. Roseville probably doesn't have as much to do as Denver area but it's still a nice area. Things don't always have to be planned, either. Take your kids to the grocery store and maybe they'll ask why the vegetables are getting a shower, or go for bike rides on the paved trails, or look through all the little nature preserve areas to see if you can find butterflies. There are movies in the park, and music in the park activities,too. These are mainly done by neighborhoods but usually open to anyone.
Sometimes there are plays specifically for kids, or 1$ movie days in Roseville, or the library will host some kids thing. You do have to look more, but there are things here.
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:06 AM
 
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Roseville is a suburb of about 100,000 people, and part of the Sacramento metropolitan area, which is about 2.5 million people. Granite Bay is a residential neighborhood of about 20,000 people next to Roseville--a suburb of a suburb. A bedroom community. There are plenty of things to do within that metropolitan area, which is about the same size as the Denver metropolitan area, but many of them will involve going to Sacramento or Folsom or other nearby cities.

So yes, you're going to have to look outside the confines of Granite Bay and Roseville. All you have to do is do EXACTLY WHAT YOU DO IN DENVER:

Within 15-20 miles you have the zoo, Fairytale Town, Old Sacramento, Sutter's Fort and other museums, and all sorts of activities in Sacramento, both downtown and in the nearby neighborhoods. In other directions you have several water parks and recreation options, events at Cal Expo (state fair, county fair and other assorted events throughout the year), Folsom Lake and the American River, and assorted hiking, biking and touristy Gold Rush type things to do in the communities to the east and northeast, and even more within 20-40 miles.

You're moving to a quiet residential suburb. Quiet residential suburbs are generally not known for having abundant things to do within walking distance. For that, you generally have to move to a city, with all the other things that typically go along with moving to cities. Or, you can live in a suburb and drive to things.
I agree with you Mr. Burg

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Old 02-06-2011, 11:41 AM
 
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Roseville Is and will always be a train town,Vernon street was a place lined with bars and liquor stores selling cigars,cigeretts,cheap wine,hard booze,guns,ammo,fishing gear and porn,Tatoo parlors,pool hall and whores in some of the old Hotels.
When I was a kid we stepped over passed out winos,going to the post office.
Even Dennys had a bar attached to it called the Rose room with a cigerett vending machein where we kids got our smokes and 2 movie theators one English and one Mexican both now closed up.
We have spent alot of money making downtown Roseville look family freindly to atracked Yuppys.
If you want to do something with kids,make sandwiches and go feed the bums,you can also pass out bottles of Thunderbird wine and packs of smokes on Christmass it really makes them happy.
Liveing in Roseville since 1966,I have a 18 month old son.
Go to Sacramento for something to do.
Roseville is a train town,if your not standing around the rail yard looking at trains and men with broken dreams,you can always go down to Vernon st. on Thursday and pretend it's all something special.
Sorry for the honesty,but I have lived here 45 years and I've seen This town white washed,political tactics used to close nearly everthing on Vernon street,putting so menny people out of buisness to create a fairy tale veiw like an old western leave it to Beaver town.
And when people buy into it,well it's just sad...

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Old 02-06-2011, 01:27 PM
 
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Roseville Is and will always be a train town,Vernon street was a place lined with bars and liquor stores selling cigars,cigeretts,cheap wine,hard booze,guns,ammo,fishing gear and porn,Tatoo parlors,pool hall and whores in some of the old Hotels.
When I was a kid we stepped over passed out winos,going to the post office.
Even Dennys had a bar attached to it called the Rose room with a cigerett vending machein where we kids got our smokes and 2 movie theators one English and one Mexican both now closed up.
We have spent alot of money making downtown Roseville look family freindly to atracked Yuppys.
If you want to do something with kids,make sandwiches and go feed the bums,you can also pass out bottles of Thunderbird wine and packs of smokes on Christmass it really makes them happy.
Liveing in Roseville since 1966,I have a 18 month old son.
Go to Sacramento for something to do.
Roseville is a train town,if your not standing around the rail yard looking at trains and men with broken dreams,you can always go down to Vernon st. on Thursday and pretend it's all something special.
Sorry for the honesty,but I have lived here 45 years and I've seen This town white washed,political tactics used to close nearly everthing on Vernon street,putting so menny people out of buisness to create a fairy tale veiw like an old western leave it to Beaver town.
And when people buy into it,well it's just sad...
We should take school kids to tour Vernon st. and explain to them what revisionist history is,as it is a steller example.


Sorry,I didn't mean to comment on my self,I ment to add in an edit.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: CO
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Roseville Is and will always be a train town,Vernon street was a place lined with bars and liquor stores selling cigars,cigeretts,cheap wine,hard booze,guns,ammo,fishing gear and porn,Tatoo parlors,pool hall and whores in some of the old Hotels.
When I was a kid we stepped over passed out winos,going to the post office.
Even Dennys had a bar attached to it called the Rose room with a cigerett vending machein where we kids got our smokes and 2 movie theators one English and one Mexican both now closed up.
We have spent alot of money making downtown Roseville look family freindly to atracked Yuppys.
If you want to do something with kids,make sandwiches and go feed the bums,you can also pass out bottles of Thunderbird wine and packs of smokes on Christmass it really makes them happy.
Liveing in Roseville since 1966,I have a 18 month old son.
Go to Sacramento for something to do.
Roseville is a train town,if your not standing around the rail yard looking at trains and men with broken dreams,you can always go down to Vernon st. on Thursday and pretend it's all something special.
Sorry for the honesty,but I have lived here 45 years and I've seen This town white washed,political tactics used to close nearly everthing on Vernon street,putting so menny people out of buisness to create a fairy tale veiw like an old western leave it to Beaver town.
And when people buy into it,well it's just sad...
Well here's to hoping that Roseville isn't what it was back when you were a kid. Not that it wasn't good for some, but in this day and age, it would probably be more dangerous than it was back then if it remained that way. A "train town" can retain its history and still be improved to be inviting to young families (not just the yuppies). You don't have to completely change it to make it desirable. We're not looking for Leave it to Beaver, but maybe something a little closer to what old downtown Folsom has. Though I understand that might not be possible with all the new shopping centers that are opening up around the mall.
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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A few things for kids that may have already been mentioned;
-Mahany Park batting cages
-Dave & Buster's at The Fountains
-Chuck E. Cheese on Fairway
-John's Pizza on Eureka
-Golfland Sunsplash on Taylor

-Kofi
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:54 PM
 
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Talking as someone who lived and worked in Denver and Boulder, I never really liked it there. I did, however, love exploring the Rocky mountains and living near Breckenridge.

I've been checking out the Roseville, CA area online today, and what has me very interested in Roseville is all the public transportation. From Granite Bay, it looks like you are only 5 miles from the Amtrak park-n-ride station in Roseville. That can take you to the Bay area or anywhere inbetween. Denver doesn't have anything like that, although I've read that they are planning to put in some rail transit. What kid doesn't love to ride the train?

So, is Amtrak the "rail station" where all the people with broken dreams hang out? Hopefully not!

Speaking as a Mom, if the kids get the idea that the move to CA won't be fun or on the par with CO, they will hate it no matter how many activities it provides.

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Old 02-21-2011, 01:34 PM
 
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Talking as someone who lived and worked in Denver and Boulder, I never really liked it there. I did, however, love exploring the Rocky mountains and living near Breckenridge.

I've been checking out the Roseville, CA area online today, and what has me very interested in Roseville is all the public transportation. From Granite Bay, it looks like you are only 5 miles from the Amtrak park-n-ride station in Roseville. That can take you to the Bay area or anywhere inbetween. Denver doesn't have anything like that, although I've read that they are planning to put in some rail transit. What kid doesn't love to ride the train?

So, is Amtrak the "rail station" where all the people with broken dreams hang out? Hopefully not!

Speaking as a Mom, if the kids get the idea that the move to CA won't be fun or on the par with CO, they will hate it no matter how many activities it provides.
The lite rail,has some interesting people and any train town is a wino magnet.
Roseville has a massive population of Bums.
They live under our bridges,the public library,parks,and sleep in the box cars at the rail yard and so on.
Roseville also has a dark side and History that stays carfuly out of the public perception.
I live over looking Dry Creek where at night helocopters fly over looking for people adviseing us to keep indoors from time to time.
Lincon park where I take my son,a lady was stabbed just reasently by a homeless guy,the motel not far from me is a halfway house and a guy staying there killed a women at a buisy mini market and gas station for here purse.
You can make the comunity look like leave it to beaver but it still suffers the problems of a town with a large population of sometimes crazy homeless people.
I will say one thing the police here respond very fast,and in total force.
But even with top cops some times it's all over before they get there.

Visit before you move anywhere.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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CLICK ON THE LINK.
City of Roseville, California - Crime Rates

Look at the property crime, violent crimes are not as bad for sure.


You are far better off in Rocklin or Folsom even with Folsom prison being in your back yard.

I have the feeling we have the Roseville police to thank for the lower than I expected crime rates.
Like I said before they are always out in force,and they don't cut anyone any slack.

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