Sacramento, the oldest incorporated city in California, has a Mediterranean climate with mild year round temperatures. Summers are dry, hot and with very little humidity and an abundance of sunny days. Rain falls only between November and March, with the rainy season complete by April. Come find your home for rent in California's capital, about 90 miles northeast of San Francisco.
The city has more than 120 city parks; bound by two rivers, the water recreation tops the list for outdoor activities. Salmon and steelhead fishing, river rafting, and boating can all be done on the waterways of Sacramento and the Delta. Performing arts, music, theaters, galleries, and museums are located downtown. Professional sports are represented by the NBA's Sacramento Kings, the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs, and the River Cats, a Triple-A baseball team. Annual events in the area include the Jazz Jubilee, The California State Fair, California International Marathon, and Gold Rush Days.
The state government of California is Sacramento's largest employer, and many federal agencies have offices located in the city. In the 1990s the region took on growth with high-tech companies relocating from the Bay Area. Intel, HP and other companies offset the closure of several local military bases.
Sacramento's history dates back to 1839, when John Sutter settled at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers after receiving a 48,000-acre land grant from the Mexican Government. Gold was discovered in 1848, 30 miles east of Sacramento in the town of Coloma at Sutter's Mill. The Gold Rush was on. The news of the discovery around the globe brought thousands to the area in search of fortune. California became a state in 1850 and Sacramento was named its capital four years later.
Sacramento is the seventh most populous city in the state of California. The estimated population is 470,000 in the city and almost 2 million in the greater metropolitan area. The Greater Sacramento area has been cited as one of the five most livable regions and the city was cited by Time magazine as one of America's most integrated. Sacramento has abundant houses for rent, apartments for rent and condo rentals to help accommodate the growing population.
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