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West Sacramento, CA

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Not to be confused with larger city to the east, West Sacramento is its own town in every way. When the two towns originally developed, Sacramento leaned more towards the urban side and West Sacramento had its roots in agriculture and farming. Today, it is a peaceful community that focuses on small-town values while still having access to all the amenities and comforts of a larger city. The population is still booming and growth is happening fast in this city.

Getting Around in West Sacramento, CA

25
Walk Score®
"Car-Dependent"
20
Transit Score®
"Minimal Transit"
The average commuter time in West Sacramento is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.44%
  • 13.02%
  • 1.74%

History of West Sacra

West Sacramento has an interesting history of agriculture, and much like the rest of California, was affected by the gold rush in the mid 1800s. What started out of necessity as a small town partitioned and sold acre by acre from one of the original landowners, eventually grew to be a prime stopover point for gold rushers and farmers making their way west. As Sacramento began to become more developed and urbanized, West Sacramento still retained its roots in farming and agriculture. This tradition continues still to this day and serves as a nice counter-balance to big-city living..

Recreational River Ra

If it is summertime in the California interior, you can bet that it is hot outside, and people are looking for a reprieve. The best way to cool down and maybe make a day of it is to grab some friends, a 12 pack of cold ones, and a floatable object, and head down to the American River for some rafting and tubing. It is relatively mild and meant mostly for leisurely tubing instead of intense whitewater rafting, which is a good thing if you just want to relax and take it easy on a Saturday.

Fresh Goods at the Fa

The tradition of farm fresh produce and organically grown fruit and vegetables is strong here in the city of West Sacramento. As such, they have some of the best local farmers’ markets in the area, and arguably the state. With dozens of local co-ops and farms nearby, you can find almost anything from corn and melons, to cucumbers and sweet potatoes. These certified farmers’ markets have it all, and usually at a cheaper price than you can get at a grocery store. It is a great way to stock up for the week and eat healthy.