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Moving to Rocklin? 10 Reasons You'll Love Living Here!

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Rocklin has consistently ranked as one of the best places to live for families - and for good reason! Rocklin offers affordability, accessibility and amenities - plus amazing weather! From the great schools to an incredible park system, there's something for everyone in Rocklin.

We spend a lot of time showing and selling real estate in Rocklin, so we consider ourselves area experts. That's why today we are focusing in on all the reasons why you'll love living in Rocklin!

1. Rocklin Has Great Weather:

Tired of long, freezing winters? Never want to shovel snow again? Welcome to Rocklin - where you'll have a nice long summer. Not only does Rocklin enjoy similar Mediterranean style weather as Sacramento, it tends to have an even longer warm stretch in the summer. Nearby areas, Roseville and Granite Bay also offer incredible weather with slightly different area features. There's something for everyone!

If you've ever been told to move somewhere warmer to help with allergies or chronic pain, then put Rocklin on the list. You'll stay away from crazy high temps like they see in Arizona and the humidity in Texas, while still having plenty of warm days to get you outside and living life.

2. Rocklin Boasts an Amazing Park System:

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You'll love all of the beautifully maintained parks in Rocklin with walking and biking trails, ponds, sports fields and incredible play structures for kids. There are so many to choose from, you could go to a new park every weekend and find your favorite!

For one of the largest and coolest parks we've ever seen, you've got to check out Whitney Park. They are still adding on to this expansive park, which already includes amenities such as:

  • Barbecues

  • Baseball/Softball

  • Benches

  • Covered Picnic Area

  • Field (open turf)

  • Pathways

  • Picnic Tables

  • Playground (school-aged)

  • Playground (preschool-aged)

  • Restrooms

  • Water Play Area

  • Free Wi-Fi

Also, don't miss out on these other fun parks, too:

  • Johnson-Springview Park

  • Boulder Ridge Park

  • Twin Oaks Park

  • Kathy Lund Community Park

  • Margaret Azevedo park

  • Peter Hill Heritage Park

  • Pleasant Valley Creek Park

  • Sierra Meadows Park

  • Ruhkala Park

  • Willard Park

aPlus, you're just minutes away from dozens more in neighboring towns.

3. Rocklin Has The Best Schools:

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Rocklin is known for having some of the best public schools in the state. Their charter schools are so coveted, they have wait lists!

From Whitney High, which looks like a high school out of a movie, to elementary schools with the highest ratings across the board, you'll find plenty of high performing school options for children of all ages.

If you're looking for private or religious instruction, Rocklin offers that, too! Check out for lots of information on all of the school options in Rocklin.

4. Rocklin Is Close To Everything:

Got kids? You'll love how close everything is to Rocklin. From holiday events to tons of activities for the kids, living in Rocklin will give you accessibility and convenience, without the gridlock traffic and crazy crowds that you'll find in other cities offering similar amenities.

While Rocklin and surrounding areas are continuing to grow, you'll see even more new businesses opening up to meet the demand. Because there is still room to spread out - the area has been able to retain their small time feel and remain less congested.

5. Rocklin Has Great Neighborhoods:

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There's a neighborhood for everyone in Rocklin. If you're looking for master planned communities with gorgeous community pools and recreation areas, don't miss the Whitney Ranch neighborhoods with stunning views from the hills!

If you like more privacy, mature trees, and a bit of a Los Gatos and Los Altos Hills feel, you will feel right at home in the Whitney Oaks area.

Got a family and want to know your neighbors? The Stanford Ranch area is at the top of every family's list when looking to relocate in Rocklin.

Make sure to work with a realtor that you trust and who knows the area, so that you can find the perfect home for you and your family in Rocklin.

6. Rocklin Is Centrally Located:

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Love to travel? California is a traveler's dream state, because there are so many unique towns and areas to explore, from the coast to the mountains.

Rocklin makes traveling easy. Within just a couple of hours, you could easily plan a weekend trip to any of these places:

  • Tahoe

  • Sacramento

  • Santa Cruz

  • Monterey

  • Carmel

  • Napa

  • Sonoma

  • Mendocino

  • Sausalito

  • San Francisco

  • Oakland

  • and many more

If you are looking to hop on a plane for your next adventure, the Sacramento airport is nearby and offers many flights without the impacted airport struggle. Or, fly out of San Francisco where you can go anywhere in the world.

7. Rocklin Has Job Options:

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With growth comes more business and that means: jobs! From many opportunities in health care and tech, as well as jobs at small businesses and even agriculture, Rocklin offers plenty of options for the job seeker.

And, due to Rocklin's proximity to many towns, and a short commute to Sacramento, you'll be able to find what you're looking for without going too far from home.

8. Rocklin Is Still Affordable:

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Don't worry, all of these amazing reasons to move to Rocklin don't mean that it'll be crazy expensive. In fact, Rocklin remains one of the more affordable places to live.

With lots of new builds, condos, townhomes, and older homes to choose from, you are sure to find the right home for you and your family. To get an idea of what the real estate market is like, check out this real estate market report for Rocklin. We shared lots of market trends and tons of tips for buyers and sellers on our Instagram.

But, because Rocklin has so many different communities to choose from, you want to make sure you are working with a realtor who understands the area and your unique needs. Read our post on how to find the right realtor for you.

9. Rocklin Is Close To Great Shopping:

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Rocklin has plenty of access to grocery stores, restaurants and activities for kids. But, you're also very close to Roseville, where you can find some of the best shopping in the area.

With the Galleria Mall, you'll have access to dozens of stores you know and love.

Then, across the street at The Fountains, you'll have even more shopping and restaurants to choose from, plus a train, splash pad and playground to keep the kids busy!

Across the street from both of those, you'll find several large plazas with Barnes 'n Noble, furniture stores, restaurants and more.

So, if you want access to tons of shopping at your fingertips, move to Rocklin and take advantage of the close proximity to everything you could need in Roseville.

10. Rocklin Is Great For Families:

If we didn't already sell you on the easy access to everything, incredible schools and affordability, then read this: Rocklin is practically designed for the family.

You can easily find anything you might want your kids to learn or do in Rocklin - from laser tag to piano lessons, dance classes to golf, competitive gymnastics to karate, and everything in between.

So, something we always ask our clients is - how close do you need to be to activities, sports and classes for kids? If the answer is - very - then put Rocklin high up on your list.


We hope you love this recap of all the reasons why Rocklin makes a great place to live.

If you're still shopping around, be sure to check out our detailed posts on many of the areas in Sacramento, including:

Thanks for reading!


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