|Originally posted by ziggyskier:
There may be a move to Sacremento in my future. Can anyone tell me a little aboout the city. All I know is that it is 1 1/2 hours from Tahoe - this is good! What about culture - music and arts, museums? Good place to raise kids? Prevailing weather conditins? Fine dining and WINE?
thnx for the input.
I've lived in sac for about 20 years now. Contrary to what the gloomy Davis guy said (I sure as hell hope he's not an English major)there is a fairly active, though local arts and music scene, ranging from a good local theatre run by Tim Busfield to touring music/theatre acts. UC Davis just opened the Mondavi Center which seems to be having several events a week. It is, of course, not San francisco, but the city is only a couple of hours away.
Weather...hot in the Summer. Otherwise temperate. Can have weeks of overcat/fog in the Winter.
Kids? Don't have any...all I know is that they are too noisy in restaurants.
Dining...we eat. Lots of Asian especially as there is a very large immigrant population here.
Wine...I simply do not understand the interest people have in wineries, as opposed to the wine. They are factories that usually smell bad. I especially love the morons who want to go to Napa during harvest, when the hills are brown and the roads clogged with grape gondolas (rant over).I love what they produce however. Amador and El Dorado counties in the foothills east of Sac are making kick ass reds...evreything from zin to sangioveese to Spanish and Rhone varieties. Lodi, to the South, is making some good zins. In Clarksburg, Southwest, there are a number of good wineries making all varieties. UC Davis is, by far, the premier viticulture and enology school in the country and maybe the world.
Recreation..as you mentioned, Tahoe is 1.5-2 hrs away, 2 is more like it. All the skiing you can use...good bc access too if you're into that. Lots of fishing on the American and sac rivers. Pretty active running, rowing, biking, boating communities/groups.
Housing prices are cheap relative to the Bay, but this is California. You're apt to have some sticker shock unless you're coming from an urban area.
I don't know if there are any other Bears here, but there are a few powdermaggots running around.