Living in Sacramento

  • City of Sacramento
  • City Entertainment
  • City Wine & Dine Spots
  • Career Education
Sacramento, CASacramento was founded in 1839 with the arrival of John Sutter on the shore of the American River. With a Mexican land grant, Sutter and his company established Sutter's Fort which was located on level ground at an elevation of approximately 20 feet (6.1 m) above mean sea datum. The settlement grew and became permanent and businesses grew. Sutter and his companion helped develop the commercial center but what really created the City of Sacramento was the Gold Rush in 1848. In a nearby foothills, James Marshall discovered gold.

Today Sacramento is California's Capitol City. Smoking is prohibited by state law at all restaurants and bars, most workplaces. The pace of life is somewhat slower than in other large Californian cities, and the people are generally warm and friendly.
  • The Reserve
  • Funderland
  • Laughs Unlimited Comedy Club
  • Sacramento Zoo
  • Haggin Oaks
  • Cafeteria 15L
  • Thai Basil Restaurant
  • Dive Bar
  • The Firehouse
  • The Waterboy Restaurant
  • Sacramento State
  • University of Phoenix
  • Folsom Lake College
  • Cosumnes River College
  • Carrington College
Sacramento State Sac State is a wonderful University with a diverse student body of 28,500 and a highly knowledgeable faculty, with 98 percent of our full-time professors holding the highest degree in their fields. It sits in a 300-acre campus with its lush landscaping and 3,000 trees. The region’s parks, rivers and nearby recreation areas make it popular with outdoors enthusiasts.

The student fees remain among the nation’s lowest and about one-third of our students receive some form of financial assistance. This university is very convenient for the residents of Villa Del Rio Apartments since its only 7 minutes away.