Roseville : California

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What it's Like to Retire in Roseville

Roseville is a rapidly growing community in northern California about 20 miles from Sacramento. The population increased almost 50% between 2000 and 2010 (to 119,000).  The town has spent tens of millions of dollars to redevelop its aging center. As a result it has attracted significant development and is now a shopping and commercial hub for the area. Roseville has an extremely ambitious master plan.  The Vernon Streetscape Project is complete, and its Historic District and Riverside Corridor Streetscape Projects will be next. Photo of Galleria courtesy of and per license of Wikipedia and Justin Smith.

The infrastructure in place and planned has been very attractive for retirees, who are moving to the area in large numbers. Among other reasons, there is the potential to get a job here.


Where to Retire in Roseville and Home Prices

Active adult communities (see link at top right) are also being created here as an alternative to the more expensive California coast. The median sale price of a home in Roseville is $378,550in early 2016, according to


What is special about Roseville

The shopping, restaurants, and commercial attractions of Rosedale are very appealing. For example almost every major retail chain, such as Macy's, is available here. Westfield Galleria at Roseville is the largest shopping comples. Its ambitious master plan has made this an attractive community with a strong tax base. Sacramento State University plan to build campuses here.


What is not special about Roseville

For people who don't like development and big box shopping, Roseville would not be a good place.


Who will like retirement in Roseville

People who like living in a progressive community with plenty to do will enjoy a Roseville retirement. There are a lot of outdoor activiities to pursue in and around Roseville. Rosevillians are Shoppers! The average age, 36, is almost 10 years below the CA average.


Local economy is driven by

Hewlett Packard and Kaiser Permanente are major employers.


Climate and Physical Environment

Roseville is in north central California near Sacramento. Dry Creek is one of the streams that runs through the area. The average January low is 39 and the high is 54. Winters are cool and wet, summers are hot and dry.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Roseville is the cultural center of the region. The new Roseville Arts! Blueline Gallery.  3rd Saturday Art Tours are a regular event. The Carnegie Museum provides a walking tour of historic Roseville. 



Crime in Roseville is just under the national average.

Medical facilities

Although there are several Sacramento hospitals within 10 miles, Kaiser Permanente is building a major hospital here, the Women's and Children's Hospital.


There is an AMTRAK station in Roseville; Sacromento International Airport is about 21 miles; I 80 is adjacent; Roseville is not a walkable community.


Valuable Links

Wikipedia entry for Roseville
City-Data facts on Roseville
California retirement guide

What people are saying about Roseville

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Facts about ROSEVILLE
  • State: CA
  • Environment: Suburban,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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