HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE IN PLACER COUNTY:
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“Placer County’s climate, geography and historical richness contribute to its high quality of life. The geography of the county encompasses the grasslands of the Gold Country, the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountain range, and numerous rivers, lakes, state and national parks, and many ski resorts. The solitude of country living and the magnificent mountains provides a perfect retreat from urban life. For the more cosmopolitan resident, Placer County also offers superb shopping, education and cultural opportunities. From its rich Gold Rush history and agricultural tradition, Placer County has built a thriving, broad-based economy. The scenic beauty of our region attracts new residents and visitors alike. They enjoy activities from exploring local shops filled with treasures to boating on Folsom Lake to skiing in the fabled Sierra Nevada” Sacramento Regional Research Institute.
“Moderate, dry days and cool nights characterize the summer months in Placer County. The temperature during the summer varies between the Valley and High Country areas. Typically, the Valley reaches higher temperatures, while mountain temperatures are lower. The rainy season in Placer County occurs between November and April, but excessive rainfall and damaging windstorms are rare. The Sierra Nevada snowfields are a major source of water during the dry summer months.” Sacramento Regional Research Institute.
“ The Greater Sacramento Area is noted for its ground stability. Unlike high level seismic activity areas such as the San Francisco Ban and the Los Angeles Areas, the Greater Sacramento Area ranks among the lowest in the state for the probability of a major earthquake.” Sacramento Regional Research Institute
SPORTS AND RECREATION:
“THE VALLEY – The Valley area of Placer County represents rich agricultural lands, recreational amenities, and cultural activities. Folsom Lake and Recreation area, one of the largest in California, offers opportunities for recreational activities such as boating, water skiing fishing, horseback riding, and camping.
THE GOLD COUNTRY – Well-stocked lakes with tree-lined shores characterize the world-famous Gold Country. The search for gold brought many young men and women to the hills of Placer County. Hiking along old wagon trails through the Tahoe National Forest is a hike through the area’s history. Off the beaten path, adventure seekers can experience gold panning, nature photography, or river rafting.
THE HIGH COUNTRY – Those seeking adventure or rest and relaxation can enjoy the splendor of the High Country. Abundant opportunities for hiking, camping, mountain bicycling, and horseback riding are available during the summer and fall. Snowmobiling, ice-skating, downhill and cross-country skiing and sledding are popular in the winter and spring.” Sacramento Regional Research Institute
“The economy of Placer County encourages a range of profitable investment opportunities. Comparatively inexpensive business costs, plentiful skilled labor, abundant resources, and excellent transportation facilities create an outstanding commercial climate. The economy provides a desirable mix of jobs for those migrating to the area. Placer County’s diverse economy and geography encompasses North Lake Tahoe, where tourism is the primary economic activity, and South Placer tin the Sacramento metropolitan area, where high technology sectors are the leading employers. Trade and service sectors in Placer County provide over 50 percent of the jobs, and government and manufacturing another 28 percent. Other significant contributors to the economic diversity of the area include construction, finance, insurance, real estate, and transportation and public utilities.” Sacramento Regional Research Institute
Informative Local & Other Websites:
Welcome to California, www.ca.gov/state/portal/myca_homepage.jsp
Placer County California, www.placer.ca.gov
Taylor Reaume – Your Personal Mortgage Consultant For Life, www.taylorreaume.com/index.htm
Placer County Videos, www.placer.ca.gov/business/county-videos.htm
2004 Placer County Economic, Demographic Profile, www.placer.ca.gov/business/current-edp/econ-demo-profile.htm
Placer County Building Dept.,Permits & Forms, www.placer.ca.gov/building/pdf-permit-forms.htm
Placer County Planning Dept., Land Development, www.placer.ca.gov/planning/planning.htm
Rural Property Consultant Development & Management, Keith Crabtree, firstname.lastname@example.org
Auburn Chamber of Commerce, www.auburnchamber.net
Placer County Builders Exchange, www.placerbx.com
Auburn Journal Classifieds, www.auburnjournal.com/classifieds/
Sacramento Bee, www.sacbee.com
Nasco Ag Catalog, www.eNASCO.com
Small Farm Today, www.smallfarmtoday.com
Foothill Rancher, UCD Ext. Farm Advisor, Newsletter for Placer County, ceplacernevada.ucdavis.edu
NRCS Pond Book (Agriculture Handbook 590), www.wcc.nrcsusda.gov/water/quality/common/ponds.pdf
Dept. of Fish and Game, www.dfg.ca.gov/1600/1600.html
Newcastle Produce, www.newcastleproduce.net
National Association of the Remodeling Industry, www.nari.org
U.S. Postal Service, www.usps.com
Dept. of Motor Vehicles, www.dmv.org
Pacific Gas and Electric, www.pge.com
SBC Pacific Bell Telephone Services, www.pacbell.com
California State Parks, www.parks.ca.gov/parkindex (select Region, select Gold Country)
The Community's Voice, KAHI Radio AM 950, www.kahi.com