Sacramento - What's Love Got to do with It?

Real Estate Agent

Here it is a little more than half way through February already.  And, I’m reminded that fellow ActiveRain bloggers, Debe Maxwell and Brian England have presented the challenge titled, “What’s Love Got to Do with It?

This challenge provides us an avenue to provide insight into what makes our city so very special.

In the past while blogging, I’ve mentioned I feel especially fortunate to live in the Greater Sacramento Region. There's so much to see and experience in this city.  And, also, within 100 miles or so, we are so close to other amazing sights and experiences. 

Within 100 miles to the west of Sacramento, we find San Francisco.

And, we’re just 60 miles from Napa Sonoma Wine Country, to the Northwest.

When we venture east, beautiful Lake Tahoe provides tranquil nature scenes.  And, nearly everywhere within these 100 miles from home, remnants of California Gold Country provide signs of its existence.

In the heart of Sacramento, Old Sacramento provides an opportunity to step back to a time when Sacramento was at the epicenter of California Gold Rush activity.  The California Railroad Museum is also present. 
In addition to our State Capitol and delightful grounds, there is Sutter’s Fort, and, the Crocker Art Museum, as well as many other outstanding venues and sights to see.

One of my favorite places, enjoyed by many Greater Sacramento residents, is the American River Parkway, which stretches 27 miles along the American River, from the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers near Old Sacramento, to the town of Folsom.

Whatever, makes you joyful, Sacramento’s place in the sun has something for you!

So put these GPS coordinates on your bucket list – 38.58N, 121.49W.  I hope we can meet up when you do!  

Posted by

Myrl Jeffcoat ActiveRain Signature

Comments (33)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It has been many years since we visited your area.

We would love to tour the area again.

Feb 20, 2023 10:20 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl I traveled both over and under that bridge many times.  The photo brought back some very fond memories.

Feb 20, 2023 11:14 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Ginger Harper - Thank you for your kind words!

John Juarez - In my younger days, my family and I spent a lot of time on the slopes in and around Lake Tahoe.

Roy Kelley - I hope you and Dolores do!

George Souto - I've been over that bridge numerous times.  But, I haven't been in the water under it.  However, I have been in and around that building beneath it.  That's Fort Point, a really interesting place.

Feb 20, 2023 11:59 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl, 

What a great post to showcase Sacramento.  I have been to all the areas you have showcased outside of Sacramento.  But I am embarrassed to say that I have never visited Sacramento.  I don't know why.  But I do appreciate your love of the city and what it has to offer. 

Feb 20, 2023 06:10 PM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Myrl.

Your pride in your hometown shines through this post, showcasing the beauty and goodness that lies around every corner. 

This post is a reminder of the beauty and goodness this world has to offer. Coming home can be such a fantastic experience, full of pride for your local area and awe at its stunning visuals - thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Feb 20, 2023 09:02 PM
jonezz peterr

Thank you for sharing your hometown of Sacramento and beautiful surroundings So much to do that is a hop skip and jump away.


Feb 21, 2023 12:18 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - after the many years on ActiveRain, I am grateful to have learned so much about your area and to see all the wonderful photographs you brought to life through my own eyes that are so beautiful and meaningful too. 

Your photography skills and storytelling about historical and educational information is better than I could get from any school. For that, I am grateful.

Congratulations on being FEATURED on ActiveRain!

Feb 21, 2023 07:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Myrl... what a great introduction to the Sacramento area. Your love for it shines through with every sentence.

Feb 21, 2023 12:30 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I hope you can visit Sacramento one day.  There's loads to see and experience.

Aura Alex - I have traveled a number of places in my lifetime, but there is no place like home.

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - You always leave the kindest comments which are uplifting to read.  Thank you, for that!

Nina Hollander, Broker There are other places which are wonderful to visit, but I can't imagine anywhere else being home.

Feb 21, 2023 05:07 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Myrl Jeffcoat - I really and truly appreciate your comment and most important, I appreciate you. Thank you.

Feb 22, 2023 06:02 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

All - In addition to the many amazing sights to see in the Greater Sacramento Region, I would be remiss if I didn't mention we are a "Farm to Fork Capital."  We also have an incredible number of amazing restaurants.  Here's a guide:

Feb 21, 2023 05:11 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi Myrl, in reading your posts through the years, I am so aware of your love for your Sacramento.  Seems it is a fantastic place to live, with a wealth of fascinating goodness and blessings for those of you lucky enough to have chosen the location.  I also love your many photographs through the years in which we can appreciate Sacramento  from a distance. 

Feb 22, 2023 12:20 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Your photos are a great addition to the story, Myrl. Am glad that you love where you live, a certain level of happiness comes from that and Sacramento seems to be hitting all the marks!

Feb 23, 2023 06:20 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I’ve been to SF , LA , SD and a number of their Beaches . But I’m overdue to see Northern CA !!

Feb 23, 2023 07:08 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

You really do live in a great location, with so many interesting places within a short drive!

Feb 23, 2023 04:30 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

WOW, Myrl, what a wonderful post about your beautiful city. I had no idea you were so close to so many hot spots - that are frequently visited by those on the east coast! My brother- and sister-in-law lived there briefly and I'm sad I never ventured out to see them now!

Absolutely gorgeous photos too - you could truly put together a coffee table photo book of Sacramento. It would be a best-seller!

Thank you so much for your entry in this month's challenge, Myrl!

Feb 24, 2023 09:33 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Myrl another wonderful post about Sacramento and you did not even mention what a nice airport you have there:)Endre

Feb 25, 2023 10:24 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Myrl Jeffcoat I was happy to read you post as you and I share so many locations at heart:

Of course I grew up in both San Francisco's Bay Area and Napa as well as spent many days on trips to Sac for the Railroad Museum, I think I took my son to Story Town up there, Old Sac, Rocklin, Folsom, Auburn and Lincoln were all places I vacationed and hung out with friends.
I saw 2 Van Halen concerts in Sac (ARCO Arena and The State Fairgrounds) and I even DJ'd weddings all over up there too.

My favorite memory of Sacramento was I made the decision in 1998 to travel there to test for my state exam to get my Real Estate license. I could have done so in Oakland, much closer, but I wanted my state license to come from our state capitol! My son partially grew up in El Dorado Hills and is a graduate of Sac State too. So am I connected to Sacramento - very much so and I really enjoyed your post about it.

Feb 26, 2023 07:49 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Your photos are beautiful Myrl! Nice entry for the challenge.

Mar 06, 2023 06:36 AM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Great Post - we love visiting California! 

I think Love has everything to do with where we call home sweet home:)

Northwest Indiana doesn't have a weather premium or scenic ocean or mountain view price tag attached to the price of real estate.... most chose to live or move here because of jobs in Chicago-land, or for us, our loved ones (children & grandson) are nearby :) There's nothing like making photo memories frequently as a result of family living a couple minutes away!

Have a blessed weekend Myrl.



Mar 10, 2023 08:22 AM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Great photos Myrl!  You live in a lovely area for sure.

And there's loads of sunshine! ☀️

Mar 31, 2023 05:58 PM