Over the past 25 years, Roseville has grown into one of the most family-friendly communities in Northern California. While the population has risen from under 45,000 to over 125,000 since 1989, the community has not lost its’ charm. Young families, retirees, and everything in between, contribute to the special environment Roseville has to offer.
The downtown area of Roseville reflects the history of a town that developed around the Railroad. Because most of the track is in area well south of downtown, you would never know when visiting Roseville that even today it is the largest switching yard west of the Mississippi.
There are reasons why Roseville has become such a popular place to call home. Here are some of them:
One of the biggest reasons families are attracted to Roseville is high quality schools. Elementary aged students in Roseville are served by two school districts – Roseville City School District, which has 16 elementary campuses and four middle schools, and Dry Creek School District, which has seven elementary schools and three middle schools. All high school aged students in Roseville are served by the Roseville Joint Union High School District with four high school campuses. To the right, we have a link to a complete list of schools in Roseville, from elementary through high school, and we have the information if you want see how test scores stack up for a particular school in Roseville.
Roseville is generally considered to be moderately expensive housing market, with single family home prices ranging from the mid-$200,000’s to prices well past $1 million. Most homes in Roseville fall in the $300,000 to $500,000 range. There is a broad range of housing styles and vintages in Roseville, with plenty of newer neighborhoods, particularly to the west, but many older neighborhoods with great character closer to central Roseville. Additionally, there are several gated communities in Roseville with homes priced from 500,000’s to well over $1 million. For those wanting less maintenance to deal with, there are nearly 3,000 condo and townhouse units spread throughout the community.
With Dry Creek meandering through Roseville from east to west, and Interstate 80 bisecting the city, Roseville has many distinct neighborhoods. Many of those neighborhoods are built around golf courses. Bottom line, when it comes to neighborhoods, Roseville has a little something for everyone.
Parks and Activities
Roseville has a variety of parks, libraries and community facilities to meet the needs of residents of all ages. Maidu Regional Park is a 152 acre park and community center located in eastern Roseville (east of Interstate 80) and Mahaney Regional Park in west Roseville is a 225 acre park that includes athletic fields, a community fitness facility and the Roseville Aquatics Center. Additionally, Roseville has over 60 other community and neighborhood parks to serve Roseville residents
Blessed with great facilities throughout the city, Roseville families looking for youth sports options have a wide variety of public and private options. Little League baseball, youth football, both recreational and competitive soccer are only a few of the youth sports options available in Roseville. For a list of youth sports options in Roseville, click here.
Roseville is home to one of the finest regional malls in all of California. The Westfield Galleria Mall initially opened in 2000, and has undergone major expansion since, to the point that it is now the largest shopping mall in the Sacramento region. While many of the stores at the Westfield Galleria are considered upscale, the mall has something for everyone. Shopping for things like groceries, and other necessities, is plentiful and readily accessible from all parts of Roseville.
Two multiplex theaters in Roseville and third one right next door in Rocklin are just the beginning. Community theater opportunities for both audiences and participants are available in Roseville and Rocklin. Laser tag, bowling, a regional water park and indoor baseball and softball facilities, help to round out the entertainment options available in Roseville.
Access to Employment Centers
Many Roseville residents work right in Roseville, or in neighboring Rocklin, as there are concentrations of employers spread throughout both cities. Downtown Sacramento can be accessed by Interstate 80 or Hiway 99 within 25 minutes.
Sun City Roseville, located in West Roseville, is one of Del Webb’s flagship developments, with over 3100 homes designed for the wants and needs of active seniors. Amenities at Sun City Roseville include a 52,000 square foot main lodge with full service restaurant and two golf courses.
Roseville is home to two of the finest hospitals in the region – Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center (340 beds) on Eureka Road and Sutter Roseville Medical Center (328 beds) just off East Roseville Parkway.