What is it like to live in Sacramento, CA?
Sacramento, Capital of California, is a medium-large city (maybe half a million people in Sacramento proper and 2.4 million population in the greater city) in the middle of the state's central valley, which is a major agricultural area for the whole nation.
It is a comfortable, multicultural/multiracial city centered on government, but with a diversity of industry, excellent schools, including Sacramento State University, plus the nearby University of California, Davis.
When I moved here in 1986 it was still a bit provincial, with a modest restaurant scene and a downtown quiet after work hours. Today, Sacramento has a great range of food and entertainment, excellent health care, a lot of parks, a growing city center and a cultural richness that belies its more rural location.
It is often called The City of Trees for its large urban forest. It is also known for its proximity to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Coast and Bay Area, each about two hours away.
Life here is more laid back than in metropolises like LA or San Francisco, but with most of the same amenities. I like the slower pace of life here a lot.