Sacramento, California's capital city, is home to nearly a half million people, with nearly two million residents in the greater Sacramento region. Still, the area somehow manages to combine the desirable traits of a metropolitan city with the charm of a rural community. Mercy General Hospital is located in the heart of downtown - a central location that provides our physicians with the option of living within the city or choosing one of the many family-friendly suburbs within an easy drive.
Housing prices vary throughout the greater Sacramento area, but median costs remain around $300,000 making this one of the most affordable regions in the state. Sacramento residents enjoy mild winters with moderate rainfall and hot summers with minimal humidity and a cool delta breeze in the evenings. Spring and fall are temperate and comfortable and are the ideal times to enjoy the numerous outdoor activities the region offers.
With a living history dating back to California's Gold Rush days and a future bright with technology and sophistication, Sacramento offers virtually unlimited cultural and recreational opportunities.
Area residents can enjoy a blend of fine dining, theatre, community events, recreational and professional sports. Plus, ideally located in Northern California, day trips to San Francisco, visits to the Gold country, snowboarding and skiing in the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains and wine tasting in Napa Valley are all within a two-hour drive. In addition, the Sacramento International Airport is just minutes from downtown, providing easy access for long-distance travel to and from the city.
Public Schools - Sacramento
Sacramento City Unified School District
Sacramento City USD encompasses all of Sacramento, featuring elementary, middle and high schools, as well as adult education
San Juan Unified School District
One of the largest districts in the area, San Juan Unified includes all levels of education, from preschool through adult education
Sacred Heart Parish School - Kindergarten through 8th grade
Jesuit High School
Capital Christian School - Kindergarten through 12th grade
Public Schools - Sacramento Suburbs
Roseville City School District
Roseville Joint High School District
A 30-minute drive north along the Interstate 80 corridor takes you to Roseville, an established community with lots of new growth and high-quality schools
Elk Grove Unified School District
Just about 30 minutes south of downtown is the Elk Grove/Laguna community featuring family-friendly neighborhoods entwined with parks and greenbelts
Folsom-Cordova Unified School District
Roughly 30 minutes east along Highway 50 you'll find Folsom, another fast-growing community dedicated to families
Natomas Unified School District
A short 15-minute drive from downtown and you're in Natomas, one of Sacramento's newest growing suburban communities