Since you sell communities when you help consumers buy and sell homes, it’s good to note that Sacramento has been ranked one of the top cities in America for its quality of life by Money magazine and Sperling’s. The city’s rich historical heritage, commitment to quality of life and abundance of trees and parkland contributed to Newsweek magazine’s naming Sacramento one of the ten best cities in the United States. We’re lucky to live here with the many opportunities we have to enjoy the outdoors and entertainment including myriad museums, galleries, historical attractions and theatres. Seasonal festivals can be found every weekend throughout the year. Farmers markets are sprinkled throughout the area. The wine growing regions of nearby Sierra Foothills offer wine tastings and other travel opportunities. Newcomers continue to arrive seeking opportunity, sunshine and lower housing costs than found in coastal California. Downtown and Midtown are seeing a resurgence of fine restaurants, entertainment venues, galleries and unique watering holes. There are many great colleges and universities in and around Sacramento as well. Over the years, high-tech companies have moved here, and now their output places Sacramento at 21st out of 100 other metro areas. There are a thousand miles of Delta waterways to play on, the American River Parkway bike trail to ride mountain bike on and annual events like the world-famous Sacramento Dixieland Jazz Jubilee. Favorite summertime activities include River Cats baseball games at family-friendly Raley Field in West Sacramento. Sacramento has become one of California’s main tourist centers. The restored State Capitol, North America’s largest railroad museum, the expanded Crocker Art Museum, the Mondavi Center and the Old Sacramento restoration are just a few of the City’s many attractions. Then there is Folsom’s historic Sutter Street, quaint Fair Oaks Village, Old Town Elk Grove, Sutter’s Fort and other reminders of Sacramento as California’s first charter city at the heart of California history. Today, Sacramento is a beautiful place to live, richly diverse and surprisingly affordable. You have an easy sell when it comes to helping your clients find that Sacramento is a better place to call home.