The community of Antelope originally grew to provide housing for military personnel at nearby McClellan Air Force Base, which is now a growing business park.

The Arden area is located along the historic American River, close to and east of downtown Sacramento and close to the large Arden Fair Mall.

AUBURN -- Located 30 miles east of Sacramento, Auburn is a small town that calls itself "The Endurance Capital of the World."

The development story of Carmichael began in 1910 when Dan Carmichael offered 10-acre lots for $1,500.

Once part of a Spanish land grant, Citrus Heights is now the second largest city in Sacramento County. And its residents are pretty pleased with their town.

Located on Interstate 80 west of Sacramento, Davis prides itself on its small-town feel and quality of life.

Nestled in the foothills between Sacramento and Placerville, El Dorado Hills is a family community of about 18,000.

In 1850, Elk Grove consisted of a stage stop and hotel 15 miles south of Sacramento.

The community of Fair Oaks is located east of downtown Sacramento, along the historic American River in a woodsy setting of rolling hills.

The story of Folsom dates back to the great California Gold Rush. But it was also the site of California's first college, the West's first railroad and the first long-distance transmission of electricity in the West.

From its huge, city-sponsored open-air market to the Spaans Cookie Company, Galt is a very much a family oriented community.

One-hundred years ago, Isleton residents loaded steamboats on the Sacramento River with fruits and vegetables for the San Francisco Bay area. Today, they feed nearly 200,000 visitors during the three-day Crawdad Festival in June.

Land Park and Curtis Park are pleasant, shady, older neighborhoods very close to downtown Sacramento.

Located 27 miles northeast of Sacramento, the city of Lincoln is a family-oriented community with a Gold Rush history. But perhaps its best known event is the Feats of Clay Festival, a nationally known show for ceramic artists at the 129-year-old Gladding McBean terra cotta plant.

Once largely farmland, the Natomas area north of downtown is home to the arena for the Sacramento Kings professional basketball team and some 40,000-plus residents.

The community of North Sacramento, once suffering from declining population, is undergoing a bit of a revival highlighted by a growing arts community.

The community of Orangevale northeast of downtown Sacramento gained its name years ago because of its orange groves.

PLACERVILLE -- Nestled in the heart of the Gold Country, Placerville is known for being above the fog line and below the snow line.

Rancho Cordova, which lies east of Sacramento on U.S. Highway 50, is the newest city in California. But its history stretches back to the Gold Rush and the Pony Express. Mills Station, one of the stopping points for the Pony Express, is now being renovated into a community center.

Rancho Murieta is a planned and gated community located 23 miles east of Sacramento in a rural setting along the Cosumnes River.

If you are looking for a "solid" place to live, Rocklin could be a good bet. It takes its name from the granite rock underlying the city.

Roseville owes its origin to the railroad. The city took on life more than 100 years ago as a switching yard for trains that ran north and south with those that ran east and west.

Steeped in California and Gold Rush history, Sacramento was once named one of the 10 best cities in the United States.

The city of West Sacramento is located smack on the Sacramento River within minutes of the State Capitol.

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