From a tiny village surrounded by fields of cattle and the many elk that once roamed this area, Elk Grove has exploded into a thriving city of 200,000 residents…and it continues to grow.

The Elk Grove of today has a bit of everything. Businesses have found Elk Grove to be receptive to relocation and the city already boasts large installations by firms such as Apple, with more coming all the time.

Such a popular area deserves recognition…and Elk Grove – especially West Elk Grove – has it.


Restaurants are plentiful and the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is close by. For those who can afford to maintain a private aircraft, the Sacramento Executive Airport is only a short distance away, as is the Delta with covered parking available for that motorboat.

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The city provides bus services (e-tran) that are wheelchair accessible. The buses are equipped to carry bikes as well, encouraging citizens to get out and be active. E-trans busses connect with the Sacramento rail services (SacRT).

Each day this ever-growing public transportation system encourages more commuters to leave their cars in the garage and utilize the convenient services of e-tran busses. Many people whose employment is in Sacramento, or even in the Bay Area, have chosen to live in Elk Grove, and for good reason.

West Elk Grove, with its beautiful homes mostly built between 1980 through 2004, are among the most desirable in the area. Man-made lakes afford private motoring for small craft and the community’s proximity to shopping, restaurants, and freeways, all combine to make West Elk Grove a warm and inviting place to live and raise a family. A private golf course is nearby as well for the duffer in the family. Other golf courses are not faraway either!

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The Elk Grove Aquatics Center has recently opened and provides amazing swimming opportunities, such as aquatic certifications, summer camps, and pool parties to name a few.

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Visiting and dining in Old Town Elk Grove is always intriguing. Many of the buildings here date from the 1800s.

The Old Town Plaza is a huge outdoor area where it is possible to hold nearly any event from flea markets as well as an Old Town Elk Grove Farmer’s Market. Food truck Mania and a Brewfest are among other welcome events held in this plaza.


Elk Grove offers great food and the many restaurants in the area. For a great steak, you have a number of options.

Texas Roadhouse tops the list with reasonable prices for great steaks and service and plenty of peanuts as a reminder that this is a roadhouse. Every half hour or so, the servers all get together for line-dancing.

For Chinese dishes, Happy Garden in Old Town Elk Grove is the place to go. The sign by the kitchen door, “Danger, Men Cooking” says it all. Fun and food that can’t be beaten. Full bar and lounge area too.

There are about seventeen other Chinese restaurants too, so you’ll want to check out all of them.

As in any city, Elk Grove offers a wide assortment of ethnic restaurants including Mexican and Japanese, as well as Thai.

And aside from plenty of pizza stops, real Italian dining can be found in the family-run
restaurant, Palermo-Ristorante.


Elk Grove is justly proud of its highly-rated public school system. Many residents have relocated to Elk Grove primarily to be able to send their children to the award-winning schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District.

Excellent schools are nearby too with the highly regarded Joseph Sims Elementary School, Harriet G. Eddy Middle School, and the Laguna Creek High School.

Cosumnes River College is nearby as well. Here students can prepare for a degree from a four-year college.

Because of the desirability of being able to assure your kids of a good education, the Elk Grove Unified School System and the Elk Grove Police Department, living in the Central/West area of Elk Grove 95758, housing prices have been increasing and continue to increase with each passing day.

When you raise a family in this community, you have the assurance of knowing your children are receiving a sound education. You may even have the option of living in a beautiful home with a man-made lake by your back yard, or an 18-hole golf course. West Elk Grove continues to be a hotspot where it’s still possible to find affordable homes.

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