Living in Sacramento
Sacramento and its surrounding region have so much to offer, including restaurants that pride themselves on farm-to-fork cuisine to a variety of outdoor recreation spots to family-friendly events. Here’s a glimpse of what you and your family can expect should you decide to call Northern California your home:
Places to live in and near Sacramento
Known as the City of Trees, Sacramento has an abundance of beautiful, old trees that adorn its streets and parks, such as William Land Park. However, there are many other suburbs located just outside city limits that are great places to raise a family and enjoy a smaller community feel. Here are several communities and cities in and near Sacramento to find housing:
With its proximity to local farms, Sacramento is at the forefront of fresh, seasonal cuisine sourced right from the city’s backyard.
Things to do across Northern California
Just a couple hours outside Sacramento, you can find a variety of activities and places to visit. Located in the heart of Northern California, Sacramento is situated between the Pacific Ocean and its beautiful beaches to the west, and the picturesque Sierra Nevada foothills and mountain range to the east. Here's a snapshot of places to explore:
Located about 25 miles east of Sacramento, people from around the region flock to these two lakes in the summer. Folsom Lake, a hot spot for camping, boating and enjoying nature, feeds into Lake Natoma, which is home to the Sacramento State Aquatic Center and a perfect place for kayaking and paddle boarding.
River Recreation and the American River Bike Trail
Snaking through the Sacramento region, you'll find the American River and the Sacramento River, great for year-round recreation. Millions of cyclists, joggers and walkers enjoy exploring miles and miles of interconnected American River bike trails, like the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail.
Why Choose UC Davis?
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