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ABOUT ROCKLIN, CA

Located in South Placer County at the intersection of Interstate 80 and State Highway 65, Rocklin is characterized by rolling hill terrain with 360-degree panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada mountains to the northeast and to the Sutter-Butte mountain range in the West. 

Rocklin is a preferred location to live, work, visit, and grow business because of its convenient location, excellent schools and universities, abundant recreational opportunities, and the highest commitment to public safety. 

Rocklin is located in proximity to many tourist locations and recreational amenities. It is within 20 minutes of Folsom Lake, 30 minutes of downtown and Old Sacramento, and less than 2 hours from Lake Tahoe, the Pacific Ocean, and the Bay Area. 

Rocklin has been one of the fastest growing cities in California. The City’s population grew 65% from 2000-2014 with a current population of approximately 66,830, according to the California Department of Finance. In August 2008, Family Circle magazine named Rocklin one of the “10 Best Towns” for families in America (it was the only California city on the list). 

The City’s strongest assets are its residents, and citizen input and participation set Rocklin apart. We are proud of Rocklin’s rich heritage and excited about its future. Thanks to residents, businesses and community leaders working together, we can ensure a bright future. 

Vision Statement

The City of Rocklin’s mission is to become a city that provides its citizens with exceptional quality of life while maintaining its small town sense of community.

CLIMATE & WEATHER

Rocklin’s climate closely tracks that of the Sacramento Metropolitan region. It is characterized by comfortable fall and spring temperatures in the 70s and warm summers. Average annual rainfall is 21 inches per year. 

Air Quality

The Air Quality and Meteorological Information System (AQMIS) is a web-based source for real-time (and historical) air quality and meteorological data. AQMIS is used by state and local officials as well as the public to track air quality.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Rocklin is a wonderful place where people can raise a family because of quality schools, abundant recreational opportunities, and the highest commitment to public safety. Browse the demographics below for more information about why Rocklin is a preferred location to live, work, and grow business.

Population: 66,830 (April 2018)

Rocklin has been one of the fastest growing cities in California, with approximately 65% growth since 2000.

Location

HISTORY OF ROCKLIN

The City of Rocklin has a long history, but much of the growth has been within the last 30 years. Rocklin was first recognized as a destination along the transcontinental railroad in 1864, about the same time granite mining began. Rocklin was incorporated in 1893 during the heyday of railroad and granite mining activity. By 1910, 22 quarries operated in Rocklin and, in 1912, nearly 2,000 train carloads of granite were sent out of town to become part of the state capitol building and buildings in San Francisco. 

LOCATIONS

The City of Rocklin is located in South Placer County at the junction of Interstate 80 and State Highway 65. It encompasses 20 square miles and is located 25 miles from the center of Sacramento. 

SHOPPING AND DINING

Why shop and dine in Rocklin?

A strong local economy and high quality of life in the City of Rocklin are dependent in part upon the community’s preference to do their shopping and dining in the City. 

The goal of the shop and dine program in Rocklin is to encourage residents to shop and dine in Rocklin. When this happens, 100% of the City-derived sales tax stays in Rocklin, providing services to Rocklin residents and businesses.

All Information from: https://www.rocklin.ca.us/about-rocklin

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ABOUT ROSEVILLE, CA

Introduction to Roseville, California

Placer County is home to the California city of Roseville, which is also part of the metropolitan area of Sacramento (the city of Sacramento is situated 17 miles to Roseville's southwest). Principal highways running through Roseville include Interstate 80 and California Highway 65.

Roseville History

Roseville was developed on the ground marking the junction of the Central Pacific and California Central railroad lines which crossed there in the 1860s. Designated on railroad maps for years simply as "Junction," Roseville existed for decades thereafter as merely a small freight and passenger railroad shipping point of about 250 inhabitants catering to the needs of local farmers and ranchers. Things changed in the early 1900s, when the railroad roundhouse and repair facilities were moved to Roseville from nearby Rocklin, which had until then been the area's major railroad service center.

Almost overnight, the landscape of this small village changed into that of a bustling town of two or three thousand. In 1909, the town incorporated and sustained a steady period of growth, finally becoming Placer County's largest and most significant city. Roseville continued as an unchallenged railroad center into the post-war years, but by the 1950s the airline and trucking industries provided stiff competition. By 1972, the local depot was closed but in 1987 passenger traffic was reintroduced and a new intermodal depot facility was completed. In the meantime, the city of Roseville grew by leaps and bounds. While still true to its "Junction" roots, today's Roseville is no longer completely dependent on the railroad, as the electronics industry has made its presence felt with both Hewlett-Packard and NEC Electronics becoming major employers in Roseville and South Placer County.

Roseville Culture and Entertainment

The Carnegie Museum provides a walking tour of historic Roseville. The Carnegie Library, Roseville's first permanent library, was constructed in 1912 and funded in part by Andrew Carnegie. The Maidu Interpretive Center and Historic Site offers guided museum tours highlighting ancient Nisenan Indian culture. The Roseville Telephone Museum explores 100 years of telephone history and showcases an outstanding collection of antique telephones and telephone memorabilia. Art enthusiasts can take advantage of the "3rd Saturday Art Tours," where every third Saturday of the month Roseville art galleries and businesses present a reception-style event, complete with a wide variety of art, music, food and an opportunity to meet the artists. Shoppers will find a variety of offerings at Denio's Farmers Market and Auction, a combination farmer and flea market (open Saturdays and Sundays). Another popular Roseville attraction is the Magic Circle Theater, where a full schedule of musicals, mysteries, comedies, youth musical workshops and concerts are presented in the historic Roseville Theater.

Attractions in other parts of Placer County include: Johnson-Springview Park (Rocklin), Historic Main Street (Newcastle), Lakeview Farms (Lincoln), Traylor Bird Sanctuary and Nature Preserve (Penryn), Griffith Quarry Museum (Penryn), Rocklin History Museum, Gladding McBean & Co. (Lincoln) and the Blue Goose Fruit Shed (Loomis).

Less than a 30-minute drive away is the California State Capital of Sacramento, which offers its own host of attractions, including the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento Zoo. Area sports fans can watch the Sacramento Kings (NBA basketball), Sacramento Monarchs (WNBA women's basketball), Sacramento Knights (World Indoor Soccer League) and Sacramento River Cats (Minor League AAA farm team of the Oakland Athletics).

*All information from: https://www.citytowninfo.com/places/california/roseville

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