Welcome to Highrises.com Sacramento... Your complete Sacramento condo guide. Sacramento is located in the Sacramento Valley where the Sacramento and American Rivers meet, and is home to California’s State Capital. It is also the 6th largest city in California with nearly half a million residents. Sacramento is known for it’s strong agriculture, robust economy world renowned higher education institutions, culture, diversity and arts. Whether you are new to Sacramento or a long time resident, our goal is to help you zero in on the buildings that are right for you.
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Condo Living in Sacramento
Sacramento has a variety of condo living options. Although there are not many traditional high rise options as some other cities, there are a few including 4100 Folsom, a classic high-rise building built in East Sacramento in the Fab 40’s neighborhood. There are also several new buildings including the Marriott Residence Inn Hotel built in 2007 and L Street Lofts in Midtown. The Warren on 16th and N St is a modern high-rise under construction located just blocks away from the state capital. Mixed use buildings and other condo developments are under review and should be showing up in the market in 2015 and 2016. Highrises.com focuses on the condo market and can help you find the the condo that meets your needs.
History of Sacramento
The original inhabitants before european arrival were the native Nisenan Maidu tribe who were hunters and gatherers. Although Spanish discovered the land in 1808, it wasn’t until John Sutter established a territory called New Helvetia in 1839 that the region began to grow. Soon after in 1948 a gold nugget was discovered and in 1949 the Gold Rush came to California. In 1869 the railroad connected the east and west coast and turned what was a six month trip into a short six day trip. With the trend of urban sprawl taking place all over the country, the first suburban mall was built in North Sacramento in 1945. Since then, Sacramento has continued to grow and has replaced focus on the downtown area as a center of economic growth.
About Sacramento, CA
Sacramento has a population of 477,892 according the US 2010 census. The surrounding region has a population of around 2,527,123. The California State Legislature is located in Sacramento and the State of California is the largest employer of the region with over 69,469 employees. The second largest employer is the County of Sacramento followed by UC Davis Health Care System, Dignity Health/Catholic Healthcare West and Intel.
Sacramento has mild winters averaging 46.4 °F and hot and dry summers averaging 75.5 °F. This weather makes it possible to grow a variety of crops year round and care for livestock. The top five agricultural products of 2013 included wine grapes, milk, pears, poultry and corn. The wonderful weather also makes Sacramento a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors year round with over 5,000 acres of parks it’s easy to find a place to picnic, skate, take their dogs, run, bike and play.
Sacramento is home to some of the best universities including California State University Sacramento, Drexel University Sacramento, University of the Pacific and University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Just fifteen minutes away is the University of California Davis and UC Davis Medical Center, where one of the worlds best medical schools and treatment centers is located.