California's Golden Dream is thriving in one of its newest cities.
Incorporated in 1987, West Sacramento is a city designed and ready for
business in the 90s. Yet its history dates back more than 100 years.
Like its cross-river neighbor, West Sacramento was first settled during
the Gold Rush era. The early settlers soon learned that the real gold in the
area was the incredibly rich delta soil deposited over the centuries by the
Sacramento and the American Rivers. By the turn of the century the
central valley of California was recognized as one of the premiere
agricultural areas of the world. As Sacramento grew into a major city,
West Sacramento, which was separated by the Sacramento River and a
county line, retained its small town character and industrial base.
Today, West Sacramento is at the crossroads of California. Featuring its
own deepwater port, two interstate highways, major North/South and
East/West rail lines and a commercial airport nearby, West Sacramento
is well connected to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the nation. And just a
literal stone's throw away is downtown Sacramento, the seat of the
government for the 6th largest economy in the world. Being a part of the
Greater Sacramento community, we're on everyone's list as one of the
fastest growing and most livable areas in the country.
Yet West Sacramento offers something that can no longer be found in
many of California's cities - affordable land and housing. The average
home cost is less than half of what a comparable home costs in
metropolitan areas as little as 80 miles away. There is a small town
atmosphere in West Sacramento, with traditional values and a healthy
respect for business and industry.
Come to West Sacramento. Meet the people. See the land. You'll agree
the climate is right for you!