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Question by TopGun: What are good about living in Sacramento?
Since it is in the shadows of LA, SF, SD, many out of state people even don’t know the name.
Local residents what do you like Sacramento except low living cost?
Answer by Lisa B
I like the rivers (Sacramento, American and Cosumnes) and the associated wildlife and recreation. Sacramento is very historic if you take the trouble to learn about it. The old Victorians have their own history, as does the Capitol and Old Sacramento. The story of how the California Supreme court fled from Sacramento (they considered it a hick town) to San Francisco is pretty interesting.
You can learn all about Sutter’s fort and Sutter’s Mill (where gold was first discovered). People sometimes say (in a nasty way) that the best part of Sacramento is all the places you can go from there; actually, it is one of the best parts, and not just in the sense those people mean. Sacramento is a great place to start really fun day or weekend trips. We often go to the mountains overnight in the summer, and we used to ski and snowshoe in the winter when we were younger. You can do a nice day of inspecting the gold rush towns or go caving, or visit Calaveras Big Trees (redwoods) or raft a river.
Sacramento is a comfortable and interesting town for people who don’t really like big cities. (I’m one of those.) It has a decent airport (new terminal being built now), a railroad terminal to go places by train, enough shopping to satisfy most people, and the main part of town is not dangerous (the area has dangerous parts, but you don’t have to go there).
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