Blessed to Be Living Close to The American River Parkway!

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

Sacramento is experiencing an unusually warm autumn.  We had no rain in October, nor has there been any thus far in November.  While I worry somewhat that we may be headed back into drought, I have been enjoying the beautiful blue skies, and consistent daytime temperatures in the mid seventies.

Debe Maxwell and Margaret Rome have presented the ActiveRain “2019 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge.”  This Challenge provides us an opportunity to reflect on the blessings we enjoy.

One of many blessing I enjoy, is living in close proximity to The American River Parkway. The Parkway begins a couple blocks from home. Our current temperatures have allowed for pleasant outdoor time. It is my bicycle which often transports me into the Parkway’s natural realm.  However, earlier this afternoon, I needed to run an errand in my car. So, rather than return straight home afterward, I parked near the Parkway and took a stroll along its path instead.

This time of year the Salmon make their annual migration up the American River to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery.

The river is quieter in November and December. The raucous activity of fisherman, so prevalent in October, is absent. The Salmon are protected in their migratory run, from November 1st thru December 31st. 

It is a perfect time, for a local resident to introduce her pooch to a first time water adventure.

The scene below is near the Old Fair Oaks Bridge, close to Sunrise Boulevard.  The bridge today is used for pedestrians and bikes only.  It connects the Community of Fair Oaks to GoldRiver/Rancho Cordova.

I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond times.  I do not impose copyright restrictions on this photo, so you may feel free to use, or distribute as you wish.  However, should you need a Real Estate Professional in the Greater Sacramento area, I hope you will contact me by email or by visiting my website - Thank You!



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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Myrl - if I have ever visited Sacramento, it was so long ago it was before my memory recorded it so I am beyond overdue.  Discover the world....sure there are lots of places to still see.  Ditto the rest of this country.  Dare I say, as a native Californian, I am a bit embarrassed to say there are many places in our own state where I should get started...

Nov 17, 2019 06:31 PM #2
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - living near the American River Parkway must provide hours of good exercise and fun. Your picture is beautiful--it captures the mood of quietude and the joy of exploring.

Nov 17, 2019 06:42 PM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Myrl- your picture is beautiful and it shows how majestic the American River Parkway is. I can see why you feel so blessed. 

Nov 17, 2019 06:51 PM #4
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Myrl,
Your American River Parkway sounds like a wonderful place to stroll and enjoy the out of doors. We have a wonderful waterfront where I live also.  Such a blessing. 

Nov 17, 2019 06:52 PM #5
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Such a beautiful area to live in.  I adore the picture.  You are certainly blessed.

Nov 17, 2019 07:22 PM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Myrl. Oh my, what a beautiful area you live in and call home. The picture is fabulous.

Nov 18, 2019 02:26 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Myrl.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Nov 18, 2019 04:57 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your weather sounds so wonderful and that is definitely a beautiful place to be grateful for!

Nov 18, 2019 05:48 AM #9
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - This part of the American Parkway near my home, takes on a special glow in Autumn.  In October, it's usual to see fisherman in abundant amounts hauling in the fish.  In November and December it's quieter while the Salmon make their migratory path.  However, in Summer, the waters are filled with rafters enjoying a little recreation.  There are no motor boats on the river, so it's quiet and serene.  

Nov 18, 2019 06:39 AM #10
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Michael Jacobs - I am often amazed at how many wonders there are in California.  And, as for the remainder of the country, I can attest it would take a lifetime to see them all. 

Lottie Kendall - The river truly does offer a tranquil serene environment, within a very short distance of home. 

Kathy Streib - The American River Parkway is a 27 mile paved trail that begins near Sacramento's Old Sacramento, and ends in the town of Folsom.  There are many adventures along its path.

Nov 18, 2019 06:43 AM #11
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Carol Williams - Waterways near communities are a blessed asset for those living nearby. 

Rose Mary Justice - Thank you! 

Sheila Anderson - I think so too.  There are so many wonderful places across our country.  I'm grateful to be near several of them.

Nov 18, 2019 06:45 AM #12
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Roy Kelley - I hope you have an enjoyable week as well. 

Brian England - The weather has been really wonderful.  If only the specter of returning to drought wasn't haunting my mind.

Nov 18, 2019 06:47 AM #13
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

What a wonderful place to have so close to you. Totally understand why you feel blessed and love your photo. The colors are fabulous.

Nov 18, 2019 08:13 AM #14
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl that looks to be a really peaceful relaxing spot in the picture.

Nov 18, 2019 08:33 AM #15
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Myrl I love it when you share your photos of these beautiful place! I'd be hanging out there often - with you of course!  My sister just texted and said she just landed in Sacremento....but alas she's moving on to wine country, not sure where. Would have been fun to hook the two of you up - she's a blast!

Nov 18, 2019 02:50 PM #16
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Myrl.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Nov 19, 2019 07:39 AM #17
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Just by looking at the photo you have included, there's no doubt about why you feel so blessed...Absolutely beautiful!

Nov 19, 2019 08:36 AM #18
Robert Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Looks beautiful Myrl Jeffcoat  I have only ever been through Sacarmento once in my life in my youth and it was brief..... Would love to go back though

Nov 19, 2019 01:16 PM #19
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Beautiful Myrl. I can see why you are grateful for the American River Parkway. I remember seeing the American River long ago. :) 

Nov 20, 2019 11:53 AM #20
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

You captured a very beautiful scene Myrl Jeffcoat . I can identify with your joy of being near a "quit place" as even though we live in the heart of the city we are also next to a wonderful park that offers a good retreat from the hustle and bussel of the city life.

Nov 25, 2019 02:44 PM #21
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