Sacramento is a medium-size city with approximately 450,000 residents, surrounded by a dynamic metropolitan area of about 2.5 million people. Named most diverse city by Time magazine, Sacramento is within two hours of San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Our climate is considered mild, with hot, dry, sunny summers and rainy winters. Nicknamed The City of Trees, the River City and the Camellia City, Sacramento is a bike-friendly community. Most Sacramento State graduates stay in the region after graduating.
Neighborhoods in Sacramento include Arden Arcade, Boulevard Park, Curtis Park, Downtown, East Sacramento, Elmhurst, the Greenhaven/Pocket Area, Hollywood Park, Land Park, McKinley Park, Meadowview, Midtown, Natomas, Oak Park, River Park, Tahoe Park and many more. Among the suburbs and smaller cities in the surrounding area are Auburn, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Davis, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Granite Bay, Roseville, Vacaville, and West Sacramento, to name a few.