Roseville : California


What It Is Like to Retire in Roseville

Roseville is a rapidly growing community in northern California about 20 miles from Sacramento. The population increased almost 77% between 2000 and 2019 (to 141,500).  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. The infrastructure in place and planned has been very attractive for retirees, who are moving to the area in large numbers.

Photo of Galleria sign (in the public domain) courtesy of Wikipedia, and photo of Roseville Civic Center courtesy of Wikimedia and the City of Roseville (public domain).

Watch this short Youtube video prepared by the City of Roseville, California

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Where to Retire in Roseville and Home Prices

Active adult communities (see link at top left) are also being created here as an alternative to the more expensive California coast. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median sale price of a home in the Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade area during the 4th quarter of 2021, was $515,000, which reflects an 16.8% increase from a year earlier.


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.


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 here is 40.


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. 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

City of Roseville

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


What people are saying about Roseville

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