Located directly south of Sacramento, Elk Grove sits between Interstate 5 and Highway 99, providing easy access in and out of Sacramento and its surrounding regions to the north. Old Town Elk Grove is at the heart of this community. In addition to a variety of boutique shops and cafes that line the historic city-center (founded in 1850), there are seasonal events such as ice skating, a Dickens Faire, a chili festival, and a weekly food truck events throughout the summer.
Elk Grove has a wide variety of homes and neighborhoods from small ranches with acreage to elegant homes with golf course views, or family homes on lush, tree-filled suburban streets. The family-friendly neighborhoods include wide roads and sidewalks for bicycles and pedestrians along with a multitude of restaurants, schools, and much more. Elk Grove Unified is a top-rated school district and a leader in progressive education. Recreational sports are extremely popular and an integral part of the Elk Grove lifestyle.
Elk Grove offers an endless array of outdoor activities, with 92 parks, including a rain park, dog parks, bike and skate facilities, and a sports complex. In addition there are 18 miles of biking and walking trails and the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge which offers paddle trips and nature hikes.
Given the size of Elk Grove, housing is abundant making it one of the most affordable areas in the greater Sacramento region.