Updated: May 13
Roseville might be one of the better known suburbs in the Sacramento area, thanks to places like the Galleria Mall and The Fountains outdoor shopping center. But, despite being larger and older, Roseville still offers a great quality of life for an affordable price.
Let's check out 10 reasons why Roseville might be the perfect place for you and your family to relocate - from locals and real estate experts!
1. Roseville Has a Long Summer:
Tired of long, freezing winters? Never want to shovel snow again? Welcome to Roseville - where you'll have a nice long summer. Not only does Roseville enjoy similar Mediterranean style weather as Sacramento, it tends to have an even longer warm stretch in the summer.
If you've ever been told to move somewhere warmer to help with allergies or chronic pain, then put Roseville on the list as well. 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. Roseville Has Plenty To Do:
If you moved to other areas in Sacramento, such as Folsom, Fair Oaks or Rocklin, you'll probably be driving in to Roseville for all of the great things you can do there, so why not just live in Roseville?
Roseville offers more shopping, activities, things for families, sports teams, aquatic centers, libraries, parks and restaurants than any surrounding areas, because Roseville is larger.
Plus, with one of the only downtown areas, Vernon Street is the center for many holiday activities, parades and more. So, if you love living in a town that has that community feel and lots of free events, Roseville might be the right place for you.
3. Roseville Has Great Shopping:
On that note, Roseville has the best shopping around. 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. And, travel further into Roseville and you'll find even more shopping.
So, if you want access to tons of shopping at your fingertips, move to Roseville.
4. Roseville Offers Easy Access:
We get it, people have to work! You don't want to travel an hour just to get to a freeway. Roseville sits right off a major freeway and is easily accessible to several more. You'll be able to get to nearby towns quickly and easily.
Here are just some of the towns within a 30 minute radius:
5. Roseville Offers Plenty of Jobs:
With all those retailers comes plenty of work! But, if you're not in retail, no worries. There's also several golf courses, hospitals, restaurants, car dealerships, agriculture companies and big tech all nearby.
And, because Roseville is still not as impacted as other areas in the state, you may find that you get more call backs from job applications than other areas where job openings are saturated.
6. Roseville Has Affordable Housing:
California has a reputation for being very expensive, and for good reason, in many places you are lucky to get a condo for under a million dollars.
Luckily, Roseville is still more affordable and offers plenty of housing options. 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. Check out this real estate market report we shared over on our Instagram:
But, because Roseville 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.
7. Roseville Has Lots of Activities for Kids:
Forget driving an hour for activities to entertain the kids. In Roseville, you'll easily find anything you or the kids could possibly want to do.
Looking for something to tire out the kids? Here's just a few of the activities you can do with the kids in Roseville:
Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park
John's Incredible Pizza
Flip 2 It Sports Center
BusyKids Play Town & Coffee Shop
Skatetown Ice Arena
Would you rather entertain the kids for free? We've got ideas for that, too, just check out #8.
8. Roseville Has Great Parks:
You'll love all of the beautifully maintained parks in Roseville 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 it would take you months to repeat the same park.
If you're making a list of parks to check out, make sure to add these ones to it:
Maidu Regional Park
Diamond Oaks Park
Lincoln Estates Park
Del Stephenson Park
Bear Dog Park
Kenwood Oaks Park
Crabb Park - water feature!
Vernon Street Town Square - water feature!
Luken Park - water feature!
and many more!
If you're up to traveling just outside of Roseville into Rocklin, Whitney Community Park is amazing and has huge play structures that kids love!
9. Roseville Is Centrally Located:
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.
Roseville makes traveling easy. Within just a couple of hours, you could easily plan a weekend trip to any of these places:
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.
10. Roseville Has Many School Options:
Some nearby suburbs have only a couple of schools to choose from, since the population is smaller. Roseville benefits from having a larger population, which means - more schools to choose from!
Also, you'll find plenty of daycare and preschool options, too, to meet the needs of your family and child.
If you're looking for private or religious instruction, Roseville offers that, too! Check out GreatSchools.org for lots of information on all of the school options in Roseville.
What do you think? Would you ever consider moving to Roseville? It's a great place to live, but it's also a fun place to visit if you live in nearby areas.
If you're still researching the perfect place to live, consider reading our other local guides:
Don't hesitate to give us a call if you'd like a local realtor to show you around: 916.524.9733.
Thanks for reading!