About Sacramento Real Estate
Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the county seat of Sacramento County. It is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California’s expansive Central Valley.
The total population of the entire region was estimated at 486,488 during the 2010 national census, and it is the sixth-largest city in the state of California. Sacramento is the core cultural and economic center of the Sacramento metropolitan area which includes seven counties; with an estimated population of 2,527,123.
Its metropolitan area is the fourth largest in California after the Greater Los Angeles Area, San Francisco Bay Area, and the San Diego metropolitan area as well as the 22nd largest in the United States. A city attaining global status, Sacramento was cited by Time magazine as America’s most ethnically and racially integrated city in 2002.
Sacramento became a city through the efforts of the Swiss immigrant John Sutter, Sr., his son John Sutter, Jr., and James W. Marshall. Sacramento grew quickly thanks to the protection of Sutter’s Fort, which was established by Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riverboats, the telegraph, the Pony Express, and the First Transcontinental Railroad.
Sacramento was the first incorporated city in California, in 1850, its growth spurred by the discovery of gold at nearby Sutter’s Mill. It is home to approximately 408,000 residents, of many ethnicities. In fact, the whole region is now fast becoming as a hub for immigrants seeking for greener pasture.
Sacramento is a fast-growing city with many sparkling new neighborhoods, as well as older homes and a historic downtown, with much of the city oriented towards its rivers, the American and the Sacramento.
It boasts numerous institutions of higher learning and is the seat of California’s government, as well as a deepwater port (through a 43-mile channel to Suisun Bay) and the commercial center for the agricultural Valley. Computer, electronics and aerospace industries are also well-represented.
Sacramento is one of the fastest growing communities in California nowadays. Families are choosing Sacramento as the place to make their home because of superior schools, excellent business opportunities, and phenomenal surroundings. It is no wonder that today’s residents are staking their claim of Sacramento real estate. Since it was founded at the confluence of the Sacramento and American river because of the 1849 Gold Rush, Sacramento today presents terrific opportunities for the home owner. Sacramento’s economy ranks 79 out of 172 if it were a nation. High-tech output of the region places Sacramento at 21st out of 100 other metro areas. Use our “MLS Listings by Email” feature below to keep current on the Sacramento’s Real Estate market.
Over 14,078 single family homes, and even more condos, land and investment property in Sacramento, Downtown Sacramento, East Sacramento, Elk Grove, Laguna, Pocket/Greenhaven, Landpark, and Natomas are available here.
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Newsweek magazine named Sacramento one of the ten best cities in the United States. 400,000 in the city and nearly 1.7 million residents choose to make Sacramento home because of more than 120 city parks, 1000 miles of waterways, nearby Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma, the Sacramento Kings, Sacramento Monarchs, Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A baseball). And the following attractions are only a short jaunt, Lake Tahoe, ski resorts, the Mother Lode and Napa Valley. Sacramento was California’s first charter city and this great city has a deep rich historical past and a prosperous future.