55 Plus Communities in the Sacramento CA – Placer County Area

Sun City Roseville is a beautiful active adult community 20 miles northeast of Sacramento, CA. Situated at the base of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, Sun City Roseville offers an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities including a 50,000 square foot recreation center and 27-holes of golf.

Sun City Lincoln Hills is located in Placer County 30 miles northeast of Sacramento. This strategically located community is within a two hour drive from Lake Tahoe, The Bay Area, and Napa. Lincoln, CA has been noted by Forbes magazine as one of the fastest growing cities in the country due to its wonderful amenities, gorgeous topography, and world-class shopping and dining.

Springfield at Whitney Oaks in Rocklin California, near Sacramento, is a national award-winning gated 55+ active adult community of 868 homes. Nestled 80 miles northeast of San Francisco and just 120 miles southwest of Reno, Springfield at Whitney Oaks is within a two hour drive to the Bay Area, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa Valley wine country. Set amidst rolling hills, Springfield has beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Sutter Buttes and Sacramento Valley.

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Are Small Towns Safer?

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These are uncertain times.  Some people say we are in a depression or nearing one.  Crime is rising and expected to rise even more.  If things get more out of control, who knows what may happen.

It is suggested that living in a small town would be safer than living in a city or urban setting.  In a small town you would be far removed from city gangs or crime waves.  You would probably know and respect your neighbors.  You would probably be living a more self sufficient lifestyle, maybe making or growing some of your food.

If things deteriorated in the city, people would start leaving and relocating to small towns or other locations.  That is what is happening in Mexico right now, with the drug cartel crime wave and killings, Mexican citizens are relocating to Texas or Arizona to get away.  Just pulling up stakes and leaving.  The same thing could happen here in the USA.  Where would you go?

Knowing your neighbors and respecting and relying on each other, certainly has it’s benefits if things get tougher. Helping each other out and watching out for each other is more likely to take place in small towns.

Being more self sufficient is a trait most people living in small towns have.  They don’t have all the services and trades available to pick up the phone and have someone come over to do the job.  So they learn to do it themselves.  Many people small town residents have gardens so they can grow their own food.  They are close to farmers where they may be able to purchase fresh produce if transportation to the grocery and cities break down.  Growing a Victory Garden is now “in”.  I have started my Victory Garden with Heirlooms seeds in my Square Foot Garden.  These Square Foot Gardens can be grown just about anywhere, but having a bit of land sure would be nice.

Many people living in small towns have hunted and fished at some point.  Those skills may come in handy.  Just as important is being close to the forest where game live.

Real estate values in small towns could hold their own or maybe even increase as more people look to move out of the cities if this crises escalates.  Some people already are moving to ‘the country” who have lost their jobs and are looking for more affordable housing.

Of coarse as I have written about before, their are other Advantages of Living in a Small Town.

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