Although the cost of living in Sacramento is still higher than the national average, it’s much lower than many major metro areas in California. That’s why the city has seen such a big population boom over the last few years – it’s pretty affordable by California standards.
Relish the beautiful weather
Tired of frigid temps come January? Winters in Sacramento are mild, and it rarely snows in the city. The summers can be balmy but keep in mind that humidity in California is nowhere near as intense as it is in other places. A dry, steamy summer may not be as unbearable as you might expect.
Laze at the lake
Sure, Sacramento is no coastal city but that doesn’t mean there’s no water to enjoy. The city is home to several rivers and freshwater lakes, such as the Sacramento River, Folsom Lake and the American River Parkway, a stretch of land and river that includes more than a dozen parks and makes for the perfect spot for boating, fishing, rafting and hiking.
Brush up on your history
One of the benefits of living in a state capital is the opportunity to learn all about that state’s history. You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy landmarks like California’s First Passenger Railroad or the California State Capitol Museum. Don’t dig museums? Run in Eppie’s Great Race, the world’s oldest triathlon.