Roseville

Roseville

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Roseville is said to be one of the best-managed cities in California. Communities built here are planned around parks, bike trails, and family gathering places. Drive down the city-managed boulevards of Roseville any summer day and marvel at the crape myrtle, sycamore, pistache, redwood and other groves of beautiful trees that shade the avenues of this thriving community.

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In the past decade, Roseville has become a mecca for shopping and draws buyers from all of the surrounding counties around Sacramento. People even say that Roseville has become the “new Walnut Creek” if you are familiar with how that city has become a magnet for people shopping for clothing and accessories in the San Francisco Bay Area. Roseville’s Fountains, an outdoor shopping mall with 40 national retailers, several restaurants, a Peet’s Coffee shop, outdoor restaurants, kiddy rides, and (obviously) fountains both functional and as adornment, are located just across Roseville Boulevard from the Westfield Gallaria Mall on Gallaria Boulevard. The Westfield Gallaria Mall has 234 stores and large, accommodating covered parking. And across Gallaria Boulevard you’ll enjoy shopping at the X Mall, with one of the few remaining Borders Books stores.

Residents of Roseville benefit from its own utility company, Roseville Electric, supplying electricity, water, sewer and garbage services at much lower cost than its competitors in bordering cities. That’s just one of the reasons people settle in this wonderful city.

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Team Steve has a keen understanding of the unique characteristics of Roseville’s communities. We’ve sold several homes in these neighborhoods, enabling us to develop a strong sense of what makes these neighborhoods special. Please contact us for more information on these and other Roseville homes for sale.

 

Here’s more about how Roseville came into being.

History and Community Information
(Excepts from “A Brief History of Roseville” by Leonard M. Davis from the Roseville Historical Society Newsletter, June 1993)

“In 1864, track-laying crews from the Central Pacific Railroad pushed eastward from Sacramento across the plains on their way to building what would become the western half of the nation’s first intercontinental railroad. At the site of today’s Roseville, the rails of the Central Pacific intersected with those of the California Central, a small line which then linked the young towns of Folsom and Lincoln. The place where the two lines joined was listed on railroad maps simply as ‘JUNCTION’.

It was around the junction that a small freight and passenger center called Roseville would develop. Roseville was but one of many ubiquitous shipping points that would pop up along the railroad rights-of-way as a new type of community was introduced to California – the ‘railroad town’.

… In a two-year period between 1906 and 1908, the railroad roundhouse and repair facilities were moved here from nearby Rocklin, which had heretofore been the area’s major railroad service center. Almost overnight, or so it seemed, the quiet little village of friends and neighbors evolved into a bustling town of two or three thousand.

… In April of 1909, the town incorporated and began a steady march of progress until it became Placer County’s largest and most important city.

… The busy rail yards became even busier during World War II, when thousands of troop and munitions trains made their way through the maze of tracks here on their way to the battlegrounds of the Pacific. Roseville continued as an unchallenged railroad center into the post-war years, but by the 1950’s it faced stiff competition from airlines and interstate truckers. Introduction of jet aircraft and the completion of Interstate 80 through Roseville in 1956 saw the once-booming passenger train service decline abruptly in favor of air, bus, and automobile service.

… Completion of Folsom Dam in 1955 saw the gradual shift in the town’s business and commercial center from “downtown” Roseville to what became known as “East Roseville”.

… In 1964, Roseville celebrated its 100th birthday with a year-long series of activities. That same year, Roseville was the proud recipient of Look Magazine’s prestigious “All America City” awards.”
Roseville’s population has exploded in the last 10 years. It had a population of just under 50,000 people in 1992. Today Roseville is Placer County’s largest city, with a population nearing 100,000. It is also a job center; on an average weekday 150,000 people are in Roseville for work, shopping, or school. The city of Roseville projects slower growth in this decade, with population estimated to be 110,000 in 2010.

For more information on the city of Roseville, see the Roseville Chamber of Commerce web site or the City of Roseville web site.

Quality of Life
Roseville is over 100 years old and is really two cities – old Roseville, charming, graceful, authentic, quaint, and new Roseville – growing, expanding, thriving, home to high-tech companies such as Intel and HP. A fine educational system, two library locations, extensive parks, greenbelt areas, walking and bicycle trails, and outstanding municipal services are but a few of the many services which have made and continue to make Roseville an envied place to call home.

Roseville has also become a Mecca for shoppers – not only from neighboring Placer County towns like Auburn, Granite Bay, Loomis, Lincoln, and Rocklin, but from the entire area. They come from Sacramento County in the West, El Dorado County in the South, and as far as Nevada County in the north for some of the best shopping in all of northern California.

Real Estate
Roseville has carefully planned out its growth. It has several specific plans within its 3 zip codes. As of June 2003 the building plan included:

East Roseville – zip code 95661, which includes:

Northeast Roseville – a community of approximately 1000 homes that began construction in 1987. Approximately 90% built.
Southeast Roseville – a community of approximately 3000 homes that began construction in 1988. Approximately 95% built.
Stoneridge – a community of approximately 2500 homes that began construction in 1998. Approximately 30% built.

Central Roseville – zip code 95678, which includes:

Highland Reserve North – a community of approximately 2000 homes that began construction in 1997. Approximately 25% built, including a municipal golf course (Diamond Oaks) and housing in the $400,000 to $700,000 range.
North Central – a community of approximately 4000 homes that began construction in 1990. Approximately 85% built, new construction continues.

West Roseville – zip code 95747, which includes:

North Roseville – a community of approximately 5000 homes that began construction in 1997. Approximately 60% built, new construction continues.
Northwest Roseville – a community of approximately 9000 homes that began construction in 1989. Totally built.
Sun City Roseville – a Del Webb “active senior” community of approximately 3500 homes that began construction in 1994. 100% built, with golf course and recreational facility typical of a high-end Del Webb development. Housing ranges from the high $200,000 range to $600,000.

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