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Roseville, CA

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Located near the capital city of Sacramento, Roseville is the largest city in all of California's Placer County. Originally a railroad town, Roseville was just called \Junction\ for years on maps of the area. By the late 20th century, the city abandoned its railroad roots and became a bustling city for big business. Residents of Roseville enjoy the big city atmosphere with a bit of suburbia mixed in for good measure, as well as a host of fun and exciting things to do day and night, including shopping, movies, museums, and easy access to the capital.

Getting Around in Roseville, CA

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
"Minimal Transit"
The average commuter time in Roseville is:
10 to 14 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.48%
  • 15.11%
  • 3.61%

Get Your Fill in Rose

Good schools, a great recreation department, and loads of kid-friendly activities make Roseville the perfect place to raise a family. With parks, playgrounds, open spaces, and trails, there are plenty of places to play outdoors. Every day cannot be a day at the park, though. Some days have to be a day at the festival. Keep an eye on the calendar so that you don’t miss the Northern California Storybook and Literature Festival, Family Fun Night, Music in the Park, the Tree Lighting Ceremony, or the 4th of July Celebration. For food, folks, and fun, Roseville is a California hotspot.

Arts Alive

Interested in the arts? Placer Arts provides the residents of Roseville with arts education, as well as the artists of Roseville with support. This organization also helps establish public art installations throughout the city. You can also check out the galleries and exhibits at the Autumn Art Studios Tour each fall, enjoy perusing local works of art, meeting artists, and listening to live performances at the Auburn Art Walk every third Saturday. Roseville Arts is another nonprofit group that works hard to bring more art to the area. Visit the main gallery, the children’s gallery, and the annual Family Arts Festival. The arts are certainly alive and well in Roseville.

History Alive!

Take a leap back in time and visit the Carnegie Museum in Roseville. The museum is housed in what was once Roseville’s first permanent library. Check out the exhibits to get a taste for what the olden days were like and then learn a little more about your new hometown by taking a self-guided walking tour of historic Old Town Roseville. Want even more history? Before the iPhone, before the cell phone, and even before the car phone, there was the telephone. Learn more about the history of this device at the Roseville Telephone Museum.