|Population density:||5,283 per square mile|
|Median household income:||$56,314|
|Total population:||22,681 people|
|Median age:||33 years old|
|Square miles:||4.29 square miles|
|San Joaquin County|
|El Dorado County|
|Contra Costa County|
|San Francisco County|
Sometimes a small town is best. Just ask the 22,000 residents of Rosemont, the tight-knit community just outside of Sacramento. This easygoing neighborhood sits between the state’s capital and the city of Rancho Cordova, near the American River and Morrison Creek. Tree-lined streets, a strong civic bond and six parks make this a top choice for residents looking for a quiet community just 15 minutes from a major city.
While most of Rosemont’s residents work in Sacramento or Rancho Cordova, this neighborhood boasts more than 100 businesses itself. Supportive, involved civic organizations throw regular events like food truck nights and bake sales. Most residents work in administration and retail sectors.
Rosemont’s close proximity to Sacramento makes it easy to find fun. Head west to visit the major city, complete with great nightlife and arts offerings. Keep moving west and you’ll find the Sacramento Zoo, the Sacramento River and the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. To the north is the home of the famous California State Fair, as well as Discovery Park, right along the American River. Rosemont is relatively flat, though it’s best to own a car or opt for public transportation. A good number of residents commute, many leaving home each day to travel to Sacramento, but the good news is that few people spend more than one hour on the road when getting to and from their job. The area is serviced by the Sacramento Regional Transit bus system, and you can always catch the bike-friendly light rail at Butterfield Station in nearby La Riviera to get into the city quickly.
For a family-friendly night on the town, don’t miss the West Wind Drive-In, one of the area’s last drive-in movie theatres. Venturing outside of Rosemont offers up a number of great outdoor activities, from whitewater rafting or cycling along the American River Bike Trail, to zip-lining via the ever-popular Sonoma Canopy Tours. Be sure to catch a Sacramento Kings game in town if you’re a hockey fan, and enjoy one of Sacramento’s many museums and historic sites like Sutter’s Fort or Old Sacramento.