Elk Grove is a family-oriented community where opportunity is around every corner. The city offers multiple housing options and provides a safe, youthful environment where families put down roots. Its population of nearly 175,000 is diverse in every way and Elk Grove is the second largest city in the Sacramento region. Located minutes from the state capitol, Elk Grove’s location provides easy access to two major freeways, the Sacramento International Airport, and rail lines. With award-winning schools, first-rate parks, and a unique blend of big city amenities and small-town charm, more millennials are buying homes in Elk Grove than anywhere else in California.
There are many recreation and leisure opportunities in Elk Grove and a mild, four-season climate makes Elk Grove ideal for activities year-round. The city is centrally located to several golf facilities, health clubs, and many other family sports amenities. There are over 90 parks totaling more than 700 acres and recreational amenities that include picnic areas, softball fields, skate parks, and swim centers. The Consumes River Preserve, Laguna Creek Parkway, and Stone Lakes Refuge all border Elk Grove and provide wetlands, open space, walking and riding trails, fishing, and bird watching. The city offers two theater complexes, a growing craft brew scene, and more than 70 local restaurants. The city blends specialty shops with some of the most popular chain stores to provide a unique shopping experience. Old Town Elk Grove provides an eclectic collection of historical buildings, restaurants, antique shops, and small businesses. Elk Grove’s location also makes it a short day trip away from four magnificent wine regions, Lake Tahoe, and the Bay Area.
Elk Grove residents have access to outstanding medical providers and a top performing school district in the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD)—recognized throughout California and the nation as a leader in progressive education. EGUSD mirrors the diversity of California, with more than 88 languages and dialects spoken throughout the district. The district is currently the largest school district in Northern California and the fifth largest in the state.
Check out City of Elk Grove web site for more information about Elk Grove: www.elkgrovecity.org