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Things You Should Know Before Moving to Roseville, CA

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Located in the Sacramento metropolitan area, Roseville is a fast-growing city and retail hub with pleasant weather, good schools, and relatively low crime.

If you are planning or considering a move to this family-friendly city, read on for more information about the education, employment opportunities and recreation in Roseville.

Roseville Climate

The city has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Most precipitation in the region falls between October and April.

Average daily high temperatures range from 54 degrees in the winter to 95 degrees in the summer, and daily low temperatures range from 39 degrees in the winter to 60 degrees in the summer.

Roseville Neighborhoods

Before moving to any new city, it's important to find out as much as you can about the variety of neighborhoods so you can choose the best one for you and your family. WestPark is a pedestrian-friendly community with beautiful homes and easy access to plenty of nearby restaurants, coffee shops and parks. Sierra Gardens is another great family environment, and one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, with restaurants, shopping and the Maidu library all close by.

Other popular neighborhoods in the city include Creekside, Diamond Oaks, East Roseville, Galleria, Maidu, Olympus Pointe, Pleasant Grove, Quail Glen, Stanford, and Woodcreek Oaks.

Registering Your Car

Upon moving to the state of California, you have 20 days to register your vehicle. You will need an Application for Title or Registration signed by all registered owners as they appear on the out of state registration and/or title, your previous registration certificate, and smog and weight certifications if applicable. You will also need to pay the appropriate fees and have your vehicle inspected by the state DMV.

You have will have just 10 days to obtain your California driver's license, so make sure you get this out of the way as soon as possible after your move. You will need to complete the DL 44 application form, provide your Social Security number, show proof of identity and legal presence, pass vision and traffic law tests, give a thumbprint, and pay the appropriate fees. This process can be completed at any California DMV location.

Roseville Schools

There are several school districts serving the city-- Roseville City School District, which operates 21 pre-K, elementary and middle schools in the city; Eureka Union School District, which serves elementary education throughout Placer County, including East Roseville; and Roseville Joint Union High School District, which oversees five high schools serving students residing in both Roseville and the city of Granite Bay.

For higher education, the city lies in the Sierra Community College district. The school provides certificates and Associate of Arts degree programs. Other schools in the region include Herald College, specializing in business careers; Institute of Technology, with programs focusing on culinary arts, health care, and business; and William Jessup University, a Christian University located in nearby Rocklin.

Roseville Employment

Even during the recession, Roseville has been called one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. It is recognized as one of the top retail centers in California, with an abundance of shopping centers and restaurants existing in the region. In February 2010, the city was named one of the nation's "Top 100 Wealth Centers" by American City Business Journal.

In addition to many available jobs in retail and hospitality industries, other common industries include health care, education and government positions. Top employers in the city include Kaiser Permanente, Hewlett-Packard, Sutter-Roseville Medical Center, Roseville Joint Union High School District, Roseville City School District, City of Roseville, and Union Pacific Railroad.

Living Costs in the City

If you are considering a move to a new city, it is always important to make sure you will be able to live within your means. Costs of living in the Sacramento metropolitan area city are somewhat high--18 percent greater than the national average. Utilities are about 15 percent greater, and grocery costs are 11 percent more expensive than the typical American city. Healthcare costs are about six percent above average, transportation costs are ten percent above average, and housing is 45 percent greater than the national average.

The average one-bedroom apartment in the area goes for about $816 a month, and two-bedrooms typically rent for around $888 a month. The median home price is listed at $358,000.

Roseville Moving Resources

There are many moving and storage companies located in Roseville that are waiting to help you relocate to your new home. Be sure to do your research and obtain estimates from several different services before choosing one for hire. You can compare online quotes from many different moving companies and other services to aid you in your move, whether you are coming from the next city or overseas. Visit the following pages here at Movers.com to get fast quotes for the following services:

Roseville Transportation

Public transportation in the city is served by Roseville Transit, overseen by the City of Roseville and operated by MV Transportation. The system consists of 12 local bus routes, as well as the Roseville Transit Dial-A-Ride and Roseville Transit Commuter service. On several stops, connections may be made with the Sacramento Regional Transit line and Placer County Transit for travel to outer-lying areas.

Placer County Transit connects Roseville with the Watt/I-80 light rail station, as well as the cities of Auburn, Lincoln, Rocklin, and others in the county . The Placer Commuter Express also serves the Taylor Road park and ride lot in the city, making it easy for residents to commute to Sacramento for work.

Culture and Contemporary Life

The city of Roseville is famous for its shopping options--it has the 13th highest retail sales in the state. It's largest and most well-known shopping center is the Westfield Galleria at Roseville--an upscale mall featuring national retailers such as Macy's, Nordstrom's, and Urban Outfitters, as well as high-end designers Louis Vuitton, Burberry, and Juicy Couture. Across the street from the Galleria is the Fountains at Roseville--featuring national-chain retail stores as well as local boutiques and restaurants. The plaza also holds events, concerts, and features several salons, spas and recreation facilities.

Other popular attractions in the city include the Golfland Sunsplash Water Park, the Maidu Interpretive Center Museum--a facility preserving the history of the area's native peoples, and the All-American Speedway. You can also travel to nearby Sacramento for big-city excitement, theatre, art museums, festivals, live music, and numerous restaurants known for serving locally-grown foods.

Roseville Relocation Tips

  • Change your address! Be sure to notify the post office of your forwarding address four to six weeks before your move to ensure that you don't miss any important mail.
  • Make a moving checklist of everything you will need to accomplish before you make the trek to Roseville to stay better organized and be prepared! Things to include are: researching movers and comparing quotes, packing, making airline arrangements, and hooking up utilities.
  • Once you arrive, grab a copy of the city's local weekly paper, Roseville Press-Tribune, to find out more about the goings-on in your new city.

Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on June 10, 2013

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