Sacramento

Aerial photo of the CA State Capitol taken by Carrie Schaefer, DOF

The Department of Finance is located in the heart of downtown Sacramento. Being the capital city of California, Sacramento has a variety of things to offer.

 

Golden One Center photo taken by Carrie Schaefer, DOF

Finance is within walking distance to the Golden 1 Center where you can watch a Sacramento Kings game or concert; dine or shop at Downtown Commons, also known as DOCO; enjoy a River Cats game at Raley Field; and listen to live music at Cesar Chavez Park for Concerts in the Park during the summer. Finance is also located near Papa Murphy’s Park, home to the Sacramento Republic FC. Public transportation is close to Finance for convenient access.

 

Photo of the State Capitol grounds by Carrie Schaefer, DOF

Sacramento’s temperate climate, vibrant arts, excellent culinary scenes, reasonably-priced homes, diversity, outdoor activities, and proximity to the Bay Area, wine country, and Tahoe make it a great place to live.

 

Photo of a Sacramento river bike trail

Because the city sits at the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers and is located only an hour west of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Sacramento residents take advantage of the many opportunities for outdoor activity, such as cycling and running along the American River bikeways, fishing and boating on the rivers, skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and year-round mountain biking, hiking, and camping

 

Photo of houses in Sacramento

Nicknamed the City of Trees, Sacramento is well-known for its tree-lined streets, parks, and older neighborhoods. It has several great neighborhoods with reasonably-priced homes that range from the charm and historical beauty of homes built in the 40’s to new developments. Midtown Sacramento is a short and convenient walk to downtown and a great place to live for young professionals as it is home to many restaurants, bars, local breweries, community theatres, and art galleries. Sacramento is also at the forefront of the Farm-to-Fork movement and offers year-round farmers markets and fresh meals sourced directly from over a million acres of regional farmland.

Listed below are some annual events in Sacramento:

  • Second Saturday
  • Sacramento Antique Faire
  • AMGEN Tour of California
  • California State Fair
  • Farm-to-Fork Celebration
  • California Capital Airshow
  • California International Marathon
  • Christmas Tree Lighting at the State Capitol
  • Santa Parade
  • New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular

For more information about what Sacramento has to offer, please visit these sites:

NY Times travel article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/01/travel/01hours.html
Midtown Sacramento: www.exploremidtown.org
Sacramento News and Review: http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/home

For further information please email our Human Resources Office.

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