We might be just a little bit biased, but we believe there is something special about the City of Roseville. Recently we found out we are not alone…several finance and technology companies seem to agree! In fact, SmartAsset just named Roseville, CA as 2017’s best place to raise a family in California. Here are some of the reasons why Roseville ranks highest among the best places for families to live in California.
It’s back to school time and as kids from elementary to college age head back to the classroom, and it’s got us thinking about the role education plays in great cities. We’re fortunate enough to have schools and a school district that are absolutely thriving. Here are a few stats on Roseville’s impressive education system:
- 93% high school graduation rate
- Fourth-highest number of students in the state taking AP courses
- GreatSchools ranks Roseville’s schools as an 8/10 with several schools ranking 10/10
Strong economy and low unemployment rate
The strong economy is one of the many factors that helped place Roseville as best in state… SmartAsset ranks the city in the top 25 for low unemployment and poverty rate. With private companies like Kaiser Permanente, Hewlett-Packard and PRIDE Industries (just to name a few!) are located in Roseville, the local economy is strongly supported. All the pieces for a strong infrastructure are there with a strong local economy, state-of-the-art healthcare, more funding for school systems, higher education, a thriving downtown district, and retail solutions just a short drive or walk, away.
Opportunities for young families
To determine the best places to raise a family in California, we also have to consider the opportunities for growth. Not only does the strong economy allow for plenty of job opportunities and job growth, but the community allows for young families to plant their roots in Roseville. In a 2016 study, WalletHub ranked Roseville as the city with most affordable housing and tied for most playgrounds per capita. Families can invest in a starter home early on, and they have compelling reasons to stay in Roseville as their family grows.