Roseville is a progressive city with its eye on the future, but all the while retains and celebrates its rich historical railroad roots. Located in Placer County along the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills, Roseville is a mere 16 miles from Sacramento, the state capital. Typical of other California cities, Roseville’s climate ranges from hot, dry summers to mild winters. What started as a town developed by disappointed miners from the famed Gold Rush has blossomed into a thoroughly developed, independent city boasting an estimated population of 104,655 residents (as of January 1, 2006). Roseville incorporated on April 10, 1909 and is a charter city operating under a City Manager-Council form of government.
The strength and balance of Roseville’s diverse economy allows the city to thrive. Business ventures in Roseville range from technology, healthcare, agriculture and financial services. Top business employers within the city include Hewlett-Packard, Telefunken Semiconductors USA, Kaiser Permanente and the Union Pacific Railroad. However, its economic gem of retail draws in the crowds, with the expansive Westfield Galleria leading the way.
A large variety of culture and entertainment venues within and around the city provide a way for residents and visitors alike to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life. A stop at the Magic Circle Theater is a must for any live theater enthusiast, or live music can be heard at Roseville’s famous Music in the Park while families enjoy the outdoors with a picnic. During the summer, Downtown Tuesday Nights allow residents to mix and mingle with different vendors and live bands all along the historic Old Town Vernon Street. Other avenues of family fun include Golfland Sunsplash, spending a day at Denio’s Farmers Market & Swap Meet (Roseville’s largest outdoor open market), or browsing through one of Roseville’s museums. Even outside of the city, you still have options for entertainment. So whether you prefer the fine wineries of Placer County or Napa, the outdoor activities of Lake Tahoe and Folsom Lake or the city life of San Francisco, Roseville is within driving distance of the best that California has to offer.
Roseville’s parks and recreation programs and educational systems make Roseville an amazing place to raise a family. Abundant recreational programs, numerous neighborhood parks, wonderful golf courses, state-of-the-art fitness centers and thousands of acres of open space provide a great way for every one of all ages to soak in the warm California sun. Several schools have received “California Distinguished School Awards” from the California Department of Education and Roseville is within driving distance of Sierra Community College, California State University, Sacramento and University of California, Davis.