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california's capital is booming
Sacramento is truly an interesting place to call home. Sacramento is located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco and 100 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe, providing locals with both active city adventures and natural beauty within driving distance. Here are a few reasons why California’s capital is booming.
Sacramento is home to an NBA team & it is always worth trying to catch a game. The Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento is home to the Sacramento Kings and has been since 1988. The Kings are the longest-running NBA franchise and although not the most successful of franchises out there they have nonetheless won the NBA title in the past.
The B Street Theatre has become something of an institution in Sacramento and the critics keep coming back for more great shows. The mission of the theater is to promote both education and literacy, they do this by creating shows that are of the highest quality.
Sacramento has been through some rough economic times in the past couple of decades. The recession of 2007 has attributed to lower housing costs and a lower cost of living. If you’re able to solidify a job prior to moving to Sacramento, you’ll benefit from having a steady income in an affordable place to live by California standards. Move quickly though, because Sacramento houses for sale prices are on a steady incline.
Besides touring the inside of the Capitol Building, make sure to visit the surrounding city park that houses a crazy variety of trees from all over the world. Each tree is labeled, with all the varieties of palm, redwood and citrus trees (often with countless pieces of fruit hanging from the branches). Head to the east end of the property and admire the peaceful rose garden and succulent garden before walking over to the nearby Handle District.
Even though the unemployment rate is higher than in other parts of California, Sacramento isn’t without a fair job market. Since it is the state capital, state jobs are more abundant than other parts of California. Because of the recession in 2007, it’s important to know what type of job you’re looking for in advance and explore that market specifically.
Visiting the market might sound like an odd attraction, but as America’s Farm to Fork Capital, the Sacramento farmer’s market is to be experienced at least once in a lifetime. Not only are the locally grown seasonal crops readily available, but many restaurants in the region utilize these fresh sources of nourishment, uniquely distinct to Sacramento. No matter the season, the farmer’s market will always be one of the most appetizing attractions.