Roseville, California Real Estate Overview

Roseville (formerly, Roseville Junction, Junction, and Grider's) is the largest city in Placer County. It is located in the Sacramento metropolitan area. Interstate 80 runs through Roseville and State Route 65 runs through part of the northern edge of the city. As of January 1, 2015, the state Department of Finance estimated the city's population to be 128,382. Some of this growth was fueled by the location of major employers, such as Hewlett Packard (in 1979) and NEC (in 1983). 

While the character of Roseville has changed over the years, as the city grew from its small-town beginnings to its status as a major urban city today, it has retained some of its historic beginnings. Roseville is no longer a railroad town, but the Union Pacific Railroad is still the sixth largest employer. Many areas have been revitalized including historic Vernon Street and old Downtown areas which had been in decline for decades, but were recently rehabilitated.

Roseville was the fastest growing city in the State of California for many years running. This has produced a mix of housing, small and large employers, as well as shopping opportunities. A popular water park, Roseville Golfland SunSplash, is also located in Roseville.

Shopping plays a vital role in the economy of Roseville, which has the thirteenth highest retail sales of all California cities. Roseville is considered a regional shopping destination, with the Westfield Galleria at Roseville being the main shopping center in the city and the second largest shopping mall in Northern California. Westfield embarked on a $270 million project, because of the revenue they acquire from this high end 487,806-square-foot expansion mall.

Roseville lies within the Sierra Community College District. The main campus is located in neighboring Rocklin and there is an extension campus in Roseville titled Roseville Gateway. It offers certificates and associate of arts degrees.

Roseville is part of the Roseville City School District, Eureka Union School District, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District, and Roseville Joint Union High School District. St. Albans Country Day School is an elementary and secondary school in the town.

Brandman University, a private non-profit college, has an extension campus in town that offers classes at night and is aimed at working professionals. William Jessup University, the only Christian university in the metropolitan Sacramento, is located in neighboring Rocklin.

The University of Warwick, based in Coventry, England, has recently announced plans to develop a 6,000 student campus on the west edge of Roseville. There are also plans for a Sacramento State University satellite campus in Roseville which could eventually become an independent CSU campus.

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