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Old 02-21-2011, 02:17 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.
Eh? Roseville's public transit is limited to a few Capitol Corridor runs per day (most runs start in Sacramento, not Roseville) and the once per day California Zephyr, and the train station is pretty dinky compared to those found in Sacramento and Denver. They do not have light rail, and Roseville's local public transit is limited to mini-buses on a few routes and a limited number of commuter buses to Sacramento on the weekdays.

By contrast, Denver has a large train station that is the hub for light rail lines, local bus service and Amtrak long-distance passenger rail. Are you sure you aren't looking at the Sacramento train station? It, like Denver, is a light rail, local bus and commuter rail hub. (It is also two blocks from the California State Railroad Museum, pretty much the finest railroad museum in the country.)

I grew up down the street from Roseville, and personally I kind of miss the days when it was more of a funky country town--the Guns & Liquor store on Vernon, super cheap Mexican eats, and Denio's Farmer's Market and Auction back when it was an island of commerce in the middle of open fields next to the railroad tracks--today it still calls back to Roseville's existence as a railroad town, but is completely surrounded by suburban development.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:35 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.
I think you'll find that Denver's transportation infrastructure is at least as good as Sacramento's, if not better. I know the light rail system here runs quite a bit more trains than those serving the Sacramento suburbs (or should I say the one that runs to Folsom - there isn't a light rail route serving Roseville). And though there isn't something out here comparable to the Amtrak train in Sacramento that runs to the Bay Area, there are shuttles you can take to the mountains. The rail system out here mainly connects suburbs to downtown and it's expanding - a major leg serving the south metro (about 15-20 miles south of Denver) opened up about 4 years ago and is used heavily. People use the light rail out here mainly for work and going downtown for sporting events and nightlife. I think the rail system between Folsom and Sacramento is pretty much only used for those working downtown. I don't think it's used much on the weekends or for nightlife from what I've read, but I may be wrong.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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Light Rail doesn't go to Roseville because Roseville refuses to spend a penny to make it happen--they're willing to do it if Sacramento pays for the whole thing, but not if they have to contribute to the cost. So there are a couple of Amtrak Capitol Corridor trains that run from Auburn and Roseville to the Bay Area each day, and several Amtrak buses that run to Sacramento so those in Auburn/Roseville can transfer to the Capitol Corridor there.

Light rail is pretty much useless for nightlife, due to budget cuts the last trains depart at 9:00 PM. It is even less useful from Folsom, as the last trains depart to/from Folsom at 7:00 PM (from 7-9 they stop at Sunrise.) People don't use light rail for sporting event, other than the occasional marathon or bike race that goes through downtown Sacramento, and light rail does not go to Arco Arena either (It was supposed to--long story.)
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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Light rail is pretty much frickin useless for most people out side of downtown Sacto.
Roseville may have had some ruff places before but at least it was a real town not a police inforced movie set geared for a Disney like sitcom.
It's much like painting a garbage truck to look like a Nascar,It's still a garbage truck....
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:52 AM
 
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Search sac4kids.com.

It has great links to fun activities for kids in the Sacramento area. There are LOTS of things to do!
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:15 PM
 
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We have been to the Jelly Belly Factory twice and loved it! B/C we just moved from Colorado, my young one isn't even wearing her jacket and is still wanting to wear her sandals. We have been doing a lot of Bike riding....I love seeing all the beautiful flowers and trees....Can you believe the roses right now? We have really been appreciating all the growing things especially when you think about what month it is!!!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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