Sacramento Scored in the top 100 on Forbes Best for Business and Careers List landing a rank as the 89th best market in the US for business and careers. We outranked San Jose which landed a 183 rank. This makes me especially happy, having been chided by several friends for having moved from the San Jose area to Folsom in the Sacramento area several years ago. The reason for my move? - for improved quality of life and for business opportunities.
My first reason for moving was confirmed last year when Folsom ranked as the 34th Best Place to Live in the US by Money magazine. Now with the Forbes business ranking I can finally say "neener, neener" to my friends of little faith still languishing in the Bay Area.
Of course I always was able to pull out the argument that the real estate market in the Sacramento area is much friendlier (variety, inventory and pricing) than the bay area from which I came with the inevitable outcome that my friends would turn slightly green with envy. Especially comparing my 4,000 square foot newer construction home that cost half the price of their 1,200 square foot home built in the 1940's.
The tide in the argument would turn a bit when my friends would pull out the big guns - the variety of dining, shopping and proximity of everything in the bay area, and the final coup de grâce - "how's the summer temperatures in Folsom?"
Well, now we've got Trader Joes, and a vast variety of shopping and dining options - all within a reasonable distance away. We're closer to the mountains and Tahoe, and still a day trip away from the coast. That's if I want to go anywhere - there is an abundant supply of recreational activities close to home.
About those summer temperatures? Well now that I've discovered air conditioning, summer is actually pretty fun. Beats trying to stay cool in August in San Mateo by sleeping on top of the sheets cuddled up to a bag of ice and all the windows in the house open while begging mother nature for a little bit of wind.
I still make it down to the bay area quite a bit. My parents are planted firmly there - no matter how many times we make them come up to visit the grandkids. And having been born and raised on the Peninsula a little bit of my heart will always be there. But the rest of it is firmly planted in Folsom.
So am I writing this post to brag a bit about the Sacramento region?
Darn Tooting I am!
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