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Moving to Roseville, California

Roseville, CA
Roseville, CA

Capital city / suburban complex – Northern California, northern Central Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada. May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Roseville, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

State: California
County: Placer County
Metro Area: Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade Metro Area
City: Roseville
Zip Codes: 95747 95678 95661
Cost of Living: 33.9% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 25 ft above sea level
 Mild winters
 Nearby recreation
 Central location
 Growth and sprawl
 Rising cost of living
 Summer heat

Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade Metro Area

Sacramento, the capital of California, has been a leading agricultural and transportation center for most of its history. In the past 15 years, as costs have escalated in California’s coastal cities, thousands have migrated to the area for its reduced cost of living and proximity to San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Now, as a result, growth and traffic issues have become top-of-mind issues for the area. Downtown Sacramento is pleasant and attractive but somewhat lacking in entertainment and activities (aside from restored historic “Old Sacramento” riverfront downtown area). Most recent growth has occurred to the north, northeast, and south as typical California sprawl- freeways, strip malls, and endless developments of tightly packed homes. Job growth projections remain strong.

The Sacramento area has a broad variety of recreational opportunities including water and mountain sports. Excellent skiing and many other recreational opportunities are a moderate day trip away. Professional sports teams, such as the NBA Kings, add to recreation and the overall economy, and the arts and culture scene is on the upswing.

The climate through most of the year is an advantage, although summers can be uncomfortably hot. The Cost of Living Index is high for what’s available and is increasing. While growth is an issue, the area is more family friendly than most California cities and does have several attractive family neighborhoods (particularly along the US 50 corridor).

Lincoln, formerly a sleepy agricultural town to the northeast, has become a booming family and retirement center, and home to one of the two large Del Webb “Sun City” active senior complexes. Roseville is an overbuilt suburban town and hub to the rapidly growing northeastern suburbs in southwestern Placer County, while Arden-Arcade is an older inner suburb and commercial area a few miles east of downtown. The metro area now also includes Yolo County, site of the excellent college town of Davis and the growing small residential towns of Woodland and Dixon.

At Sacramento, located along the banks of the Sacramento River, the Central Valley is approximately 50 miles wide. The terrain is completely flat. A few miles to the east, rolling terrain rises gradually to the 8,000-foot to 10,000-foot Sierra Nevada crest. Local natural vegetation is grassland; deciduous trees have been planted in the inhabited area. The Mediterranean Central Valley climate is mild with abundant sunshine most of the year. Summer is dry with warm to hot afternoons and mostly mild nights. “Delta breezes” from the Bay Area cool the region. Most rain falls from November through March. Heavy snowfall and torrential winter rains fall on the western Sierra slopes and may produce flood conditions along the Sacramento River and its tributaries. Winter brings sometimes heavy and persistent ground fog.



The unemployment rate in Roseville is 5.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Roseville jobs have increased by 1.4%.


Compared to the rest of the country, Roseville’s cost of living is 33.9% higher than the U.S. average.


May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Roseville, while January and December are the least comfortable months


In the last Presidential election, Placer county remained moderately Republican, 52.1% to 45.5%.


Roseville’s population is 144,725 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 14.8%.


Average Commute time is 25.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes


The median home cost in Roseville is Real Estate: $587,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.6%.


Roseville public schools spend $9,343 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 25.4 students per teacher in Roseville.

With our community owned utilities, we don’t have investors looking to make a profit. We focus on providing highly reliable services and value to our customers.

  • Electric utility rates are up to 25 – 35% less than other local power providers.
  • Eighty-five percent of our power lines are underground giving you greater reliability.
  • Water, wastewater and solid waste service rates are up to 50% less than surrounding areas.
  • Stellar customer service means 98% satisfaction among rate payers.

Roseville is located 20 miles northeast of the state capital, Sacramento, along Interstate 80.

Find out more about the quality of life you’ll experience in Roseville.

A short drive will take you to the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills, Folsom Lake, California’s Gold Country. Skiing, wine tasting, hiking, rafting, and a visit to San Francisco or Lake Tahoe, are all within an easy day trip. Yosemite is four hours away.

Stay at home and enjoy more than 80 parks and recreation facilities, and more than 35 miles of paved off-street trails winding through beautiful open space preserves.

Our Mediterranean climate is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Summers are warm, dry, and predictable with high temperatures averaging in the low 90s. Winters are short with cooler and wetter weather, with daytime highs averaging in the 50s.

Roseville is being noticed as…

One of the top places to live in the U.S.

Among the most livable mid-sized cities

Among the safest cities in the country

One of the safest cities in the nation for women

Top place to raise family in California

One of the safest cities in the nation

The City of Roseville owns and operates most of the municipal services in our city. This includes police, fire, electric utility, water utility, public works, transit, parks and libraries.

Operating our own utilities enables Roseville to provide greater reliability at lower costs to our businesses and community.

Controlling the entire development and permitting process gives businesses a one-stop shop, providing a coordinated effort to get your business up and running more quickly and smoothly with no surprises.

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