Roseville CA, where I live, is close to a wide variety of lovely cities in our area. We are at the southernmost tip of Placer County and, literally, right next door to cities Sacramento County CA contains.
Sacramento County has a wide variety of lovely little cities all around it but, of course, Sacramento is the most well-known in Sacramento County and Roseville is about 23 miles to the Sacramento International airport or 20 miles to the Capital in Sacramento, CA. But there are plenty of other lovely cities Sacramento County CA includes around us. Per the Sacramento City website, they include these incorporated cities and suburbs of Sacramento:
- Elk Grove
- Citrus Heights
- Rancho Cordova
In case you are wondering (I was 😊), “An incorporated town or city in the United States is a municipality, that is, one with a charter received from the state.”
I'm glad you asked. You're right, that is NOT all the cities. There are also census designated places.
Hmmmm – so what is the definition of a “census-designated place?” – “A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, such as self-governing cities, towns, and villages, for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions.” So is that clear – or clear as mud? I'll let you decide. Personally, we just call them cities Sacramento County CA includes like:
- Fair Oaks
- Foothill Farms
- Laguna / Laguna Creek
- North Highlands
- And more….
Well, I had fun learning all this and hope you enjoyed it as well. Very interesting to say the least! One of these days, I guess I will have to do this with Placer County. But for now, I'm off to share about one of the large and lovely homes sale in Elk Grove California, which is what started me on this quest. That's the NEXT article.