Roseville may be 103 years old, but it’s keeping up with its remarkable growth, from small rail- road town to bustling city, with a good balance of homes, businesses and employment centers.
In fact, it’s those features and others that draw people to the Placer County city. “The quality of the schools is at the top of the list,” said Wendy Gerig, chief executive officer of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce. “It’s why people are locating here, and we make sure businesses are aware of schools, too.” Gerig also credits other attrac- tions — location, safety and shop- ping.
“You can get in the car and within two hours be in the snow, going over the Golden Gate Bridge or exploring wineries in the foot- hills,” she said. For shopping, Roseville residents needn’t travel far. They and people regionwide have shopping choices that include Westfield Galleria at Roseville, Fountains at Roseville, Creekside Plaza and other nearby businesses, services and restau- rants. Roseville has more than 175 restaurants, from fast-food to fine dining, that offer all types of cui- sine.
“You don’t have to travel far to meet any of our consumer needs, which is nice,” Gerig said. Megan MacPherson, public affairs and communications direc- tor for the city of Roseville, shares Gerig’s enthusiasm for the commu- nity.
“The attractions are space, parks, schools, opportunity for outdoor recreation, employment,” she said. “You can live and work in the same town without a big com- mute.”
Employers include Hewlett Packard, Telefunken Semiconduc- tors International (formerly Rene- sas Electronics and originally the NEC plant), the city of Roseville, Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Roseville medical centers, the school districts, Union Pacific Railroad, Pride Industries and Roseville Auto Mall with 16 dealer- ships. The latter is undergoing a remod- eling, Gerig said.
“The status quo never seems to be good enough,” she said. “We keep improving to stay on top of things.” She also credits the many small businesses with contributing to the vibrant business climate in Roseville. The city provides an environ- ment conducive to the success of its businesses and education of its students. “We’re working on a higher- education task force and looking at technological and fine arts schools,” MacPherson said. “We have a specific plan process and plan comprehensively. Our popula- tion has grown drastically in the last 10 to 15 years. We site where fire stations and schools are located and where roadways con- nect.”
A significant focus is downtown Roseville, which is undergoing revitalization into a town square and civic center with an interac- tive water feature. “We program events downtown as kind of a living room of the community and bring in new restaurants and retail,” MacPher- son said. “We’re putting a lot of attention on our soul, our roots of the Roseville community.” Roseville has a range of residen- tial styles, from entry-level homes for young people to Del Webb developments for folks older than 55. “There’s a demand for property, and we’re seeing a lot of multiple offers,” said Mark Koumelis, a Realtor with Keller Williams. “Most homes, if reasonably priced, are selling in 30 days or less.”
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The Westfield Galleria mall is among attractions that make Roseville a shopping destination for residents and others from throughout the region.
Short sales in the $200,000 to 250,000 range also receive multi- ple offers if the homes show well, Koumelis said. Prices vary by area. Koumelis said the median price for single- family homes and condominiums in the 95678 ZIP-code area near Diamond Oaks is $185,630. For the area near Maidu Center and Johnson Ranch, in ZIP code 95661, the median price for single- family homes is $382,140; for west Roseville, ZIP 95747, it’s $355,240.
Offering buyers a range of choices are several new-home communities: Settler’s Ridge and Stone Mill by K. Hovnanian Homes; Carrington at WestPark and Brighton Place by Centex Homes; the Club by Del Webb; Pleasant Oak by Signature Homes; Woodlake Village II and Sonata at Fiddyment Farm by Meritage Homes; Laurel Grove at WestPark by Lennar; Villemont by Tim Lewis Communities; Terra Vista at Stone Ridge by Elliott Homes; Shadow Creek at Fiddyment Farm by Shea Homes; and Casa Bella, Mead- owood, Mira Bella, Longmeadow and the Woods at Fiddyment Farm by JMC Homes. “No matter what kind of hous- ing, residents have access to great schools, parks, trails for running and bicycling and walking dogs, and water,” MacPherson said. “That’s the beauty of the area. No matter where you go, whether a large or small home or high- density, families have access to all the amenities.” Among amenities are 66 devel- oped parks, three dog parks, more than 100 miles of bicycle trails, a recently built indoor pool and the Roseville Aquatic Center with an Olympic-size pool.
School districts serving Roseville are Center Joint Unified District for kindergarten through 12th grade, Eureka Union School District and Roseville City School District for kindergarten through 8th and Roseville Joint Union High School District for 9th through 12th.
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Roseville has more than 100 miles of biking and hiking trails, such as this one. The city’s other recreational options include 66 developed parks, three dog parks and the Roseville Aquatic Center, with an Olympic-size pool.