Why Buyers Seeking a New Home Move to Sacramento

July 31, 2017

Explore Sacramento’s entertainment, recreation and stellar dining

The Sacramento area offers a temperate climate to enjoy year-round recreation opportunities, popular restaurants and excellent entertainment. Homebuyers looking to relocate will also find a variety of industries in the Sacramento area.


Mondavi Center

This unique entertainment venue aims both to entertain and educate. Located on the UC Davis campus, performers from Dianne Reeves to the Venice Baroque Orchestra are featured at the Mondavi Center. Their event calendar has something for everyone.

California State Fair

This annual fair attracts 100,000 plus visitors each summer for concerts, carnival rides, horse racing and many other activities.

Art of Toys

This unique attraction is part store and part gallery devoted to toys of all varieties and decades.  Be sure to see the vintage toys and discover artists from around the world.

Golden1 Center

This venue is great for enthusiasts of all kinds. Sports fans can watch professional basketball. For those partial to concerts, big name artists such as Tim McGraw, Bruno Mars and Neil Diamond are on the upcoming schedule. Disney on Ice is a regular guest at the Golden1 Center as well.

Outdoor Recreation

Placer County has a wide variety of outdoor activities. The temperate climate of the region makes it possible for residents to enjoy outdoor activities all year round.

Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding

Living near a National Forest means having many outdoor activities to take advantage of. The variety of wildlife and trails make hiking, biking and horseback riding highly enjoyable in this area.


Whether you are a casual camper or camping enthusiast, the Tahoe Forest is for you. You can camp in a campground or backpack into high country.


Use your off-road vehicle of choice (motorcycle, ATV, SUV, trail bike or mountain bike) to explore the beautiful terrain in Placer County. There are designated trails for off-roading.


There are many popular fishing spots in the area. Check out these 13 Amazing Spots for Fishing in Northern California.

Whitewater Rafting

Take the family on a fun and exciting rafting trip on the American River. This experience is memorable for children of all ages.


Sacramento has a very active dining scene. This city has exceptional restaurants that you won’t want to miss. If you’re looking for authentic meals using locally-sourced ingredients, look no further.


Biba is the name of the founder of the restaurant. She grew up in Italy with an appreciation for culinary skill. She has won a number of culinary and business awards. Be sure to try the Brasato di Agnello (braised lamb shoulder with vegetables, white wine, tomatoes and grilled polenta) and Zuccotto Fiorentino (chocolate coated, dome shaped, rum-scented pound cake filled with whipped cream, chocolate, almonds and hazelnuts).

The Firehouse

According to the restaurant’s website, “The Firehouse Restaurant fuses sophistication with everyday excellence in the heart of Old Sacramento.” Don’t miss the Rolled Fish Tacos and Roasted Brussels Sprouts Risotto.

Ella Dining Room & Bar

According to the restaurant’s website, Ella focuses on “promoting local, sustainable growers, farmers, ranchers and artisans while creating delicious food, impeccable service and a nurturing, vibrant downtown neighborhood atmosphere.” Try the Steak Tartare and Roasted Acorn Squash. The Carrot Cake Doughnuts are a must-have for dessert.

Pushkin’s Restaurant

Recently opened, Pushkin’s Restaurant features dishes such as Shakshuka (spiced tomato sauce, baked eggs, parmesan and toast) and Not Your Mama’s Chicken Soup (avocado, tomato, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, potato, chili oil and soy sauce).

Moving to Sacramento

A popular relocation destination, Sacramento has great appeal for homebuyers. New construction homes available in the following areas allow residents to enjoy a brand new home with quick access to amenities. As a relocator, you may want to consider these areas:


Rocklin is a suburban area with a beautiful backdrop of the Sierra Buttes Mountains. Located near the Placer County Wine and Ale Trail, residents can enjoy many wineries and microbreweries. Homebuyers in this city are in a great location. They need only drive 45 minutes to get to major ski resorts in Truckee and Lake Tahoe. Rocklin also has easy access to both the I-65 and I-80. It is close to Folsom Lake State Recreation Area as well.

Residents of Rocklin leisure spots include The Galleria shopping mall, Sunsplash water park, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, golfing, dining and their Summer Concert outdoor series.  Family-friendly fun in Rocklin includes Top Golf, SkyZone, iFLY, Strikes Unlimited Bowling and Xtreme Craze.

This unique city is also home to the infamous “Toy Row” strip, which features luxury vehicle dealers like Mercedes, Porsche, Land Rover, Tesla and many boat dealers.

Elk Grove:

Elk Grove is very family-friendly, ranking #20 on the list of Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of family households for cities over 100,000+ by CityData.com. Elk Grove is a suburban area with sprawling farmland to the east, west and south of the city limits. Elk Grove residents enjoy Sierra Mountain and Mount Diablo views. It is easy to access the I-5 and I-80 from Elk Grove.

Elk Grove residents enjoy close proximity to the Lodi Wine Region (over 70 wineries). Elk Grove also takes advantage of the Sacramento River with water sports, jet skiing, boating and fishing. Tourist attractions in Elk Grove include Old Sacramento with California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town for young children.

Search new homes in the Sacramento area starting from the upper $300s at RichmondAmerican.com or call our New Home Specialists today 800.852.9714.

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