Sacramento is the seat of the Sacramento County in the state of California. It is the capital city of the state, it is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River. The city is one of the largest in the California. It is home to the California Assembly, the Governor of California, and Supreme Court of California. Known as America's Farm-to-Fork Capital, the city is famous for its great food. Many museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, parks, and more are located in the city, making it a cultural center. A major higher educational hub with institutions including Sacramento State University; University of San Francisco; and University of California, Davis.
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Sacramento Housing statistics According to US News the average cost of buying a home in Sacramento is approximately $363,000, which is significantly higher than the national average. However, compared to other major California metro areas the price to buy a home is noticeably lower in Sacramento, this is one of the reasons that attract homebuyers. The population is growing fast, mostly due to domestic migration. In recent years the cost of buying a home has increased.The monthly rent is above the national average, and higher when compared to other similarly sized metro areas. The cost of living is above average when compared to similarly sized metro areas, but it is lower when compared to other California metro areas.
Living in Sacramento Sacramento is nicknamed America's Farm-to Fork Capital and is renowned for its great food. Fine dining restaurants are nestled in historic buildings on blocks with art galleries, bookstores, and museums.
Many museums are located in the city and they cover everything from medical history to the Gold Rush to California, art and the railroad. The California State Railroad Museum is considered one of the best in the country when it comes to the history of rail travel and exhibits vintage train cars and engines. The Crocker Art Museum is the oldest art museum west of the Mississippi River.
Nightlife in Sacramento offers a great variety of music venues both the arena and intimate sizes, laid back wine bars, and hipster breweries.
The city is a great shopping destination, trendy boutiques are found in Midtown, and souvenir shops in Old Sacramento. Old Sacramento is the oldest part of town, which consists of many historic buildings. There are shopping malls throughout the city with national retainers and a wide assortment of specialty shops with local handmade goods and unique gifts.
Transportation and commutes in Sacramento Almost all working Sacramento residents commute by driving alone, or commute via carpool. Although, bicycling is increasing as a transportation mode, since the city has a flat terrain. Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is responsible for the public transportation in the city and provides bus and light-rail system. Inter-city bus service to Portland, Reno, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, is provided by Greyhound Lines, Inc. Amtrak provides rail service to the San Francisco Bay Area. It also provides daily departures to Reno, Salt Lake, Denver, Omaha, Chicago, and intermediate cities. Amtrak's Coast Starlight between Seattle and Los Angeles, makes a stop in the city.
Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is located northwest of downtown Sacramento. The airport provides flights to domestic destinations. It also provides flights to various international destinations in Mexico, Canada, and connecting flights to Europe, Asia, and South America.