Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August of 2017 and has been revamped and updated for current information and accuracy.
We might be just a little bit biased, but we believe there is something special about the City of Roseville. And over the last few years we’ve discovered we’re not alone. This month, Roseville was named the 10th best place to retire in California thanks to safety, housing affordability and access to entertainment. InvestmentU.com looked at cost of living and tax exemptions, culture and entertainment value, medical care,, recreational activities, crime rates, and other metrics.
In 2018, WalletHub.com named Roseville as the 8th Best Small City for First-Time Home Buyers, and 18th overall. To determine the most favorable housing markets for first-time buyers, WalletHub took the pulse of real estate in 300 cities of varying sizes using 27 key metrics. The data set ranges from housing affordability to real-estate tax rate to property crime rate.
In addition, several finance and technology companies including SmartAsset 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.
As we approach back to school time and 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 2018 study, WalletHub ranked Roseville in the top 10 best places to raise a family. Families can invest in a starter home early on, and they have compelling reasons to stay in Roseville, including an excellent school district, and “fun” factor, as their family grows.