Moving to Sacramento, CA

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    Apr 07, 2015 3:01 PM GMT
    Planning a move to Sacramento, CA. I need some information on the good, the bad and the ugly. Any advice?

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    Apr 07, 2015 3:35 PM GMT
    Good: proximity to Sierra and Bay Area/Wine Country; small town lifestyle, decent - for CA! - housing and food prices.

    Bad: minute gay scene, w/ only 2-3 bars, SF's too close for much more; lack of really good restaurants, again proximity to SF steals the plate, if not the show; in fact, arts, music and other cultural scenes defer to SF's; really hot summers, even if "only" a dry heat; general lack of "happenings" - fires seem to be the major news story.

    Good luck to you!
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    Apr 07, 2015 9:48 PM GMT
    For central valley California cities Sacramento is probably one of the best. Although the alternatives, Fresno, Chico, Bakersfield, etc. would probably drive you to drink from boredom. Central valley California is farmland.

    And hot is right; blazing hot.

    Sacramento has a triple-A baseball team, the River Cats. During the baseball season I drive there for almost every game. It's a really nice hour long drive along the river through farm country. For day games I'll take the train but those are infrequent and only during the spring because of the heat (the train doesn't run late enough in the evening for me to take it back after an evening game).
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    Apr 08, 2015 8:37 PM GMT
    Cheers mates for the information. Hot is okay, lived in southern Arizona for years .….
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    Jul 15, 2015 2:01 AM GMT
    MGINSD saidGood: proximity to Sierra and Bay Area/Wine Country; small town lifestyle, decent - for CA! - housing and food prices.

    Bad: minute gay scene, w/ only 2-3 bars, SF's too close for much more; lack of really good restaurants, again proximity to SF steals the plate, if not the show; in fact, arts, music and other cultural scenes defer to SF's; really hot summers, even if "only" a dry heat; general lack of "happenings" - fires seem to be the major news story.

    Good luck to you!


    Sac has 6 gay bars that I know of: Merc, faces, badlands, sidetrax, depot, bolt. Five out of those 6 are on the same street corner known as "lavender heights". It's actually kind of a nice area imo. Second Saturdays in the summer, and the Merc is always a lively local gay dive bar for all ages... and I do mean all. It's a pretty local gay scene, much easier to navigate than larger cities. Can be good or bad.

    Lack of good restaurants? Farm to fork is everywhere here. Seems like there's always something new and trendy to try in midtown.

    The truth is that Sac is not BIG. It's not a really large metropolitan city like SF where the whole city is cultured and liberal. It's the grid itself and the proximate areas that resemble the bay area vibe.

    It's also hot... but I like that. icon_smile.gif