If you want to know more about living in Citrus Heights, read on.
As most Sacramento folks know, Citrus Heights is its own official city and celebrated it’s 10 year city-anniversary in 2007.
According to the City of Citrus Heights website, here’s a little history:
“Adolph Van Maren, successor to his father Peter Van Maren, played a leading role in community development for many years. He served on the San Juan School Board, and contributed to the development of the San Juan High School in 1915. The present site of the Citrus Heights Community Club House on Sylvan Road is on land donated by Van Maren, while the actual building is the old Sylvan School House moved after a new school facility was built in 1927. The increase in both resident population and visitors traveling on the new state highway led to increased business opportunities. William Cobb established a store and service station opposite the school, and Mr. Alexandra established the Cripple Creek Service Station and Auto Camp further up on Auburn Boulevard . A volunteer fire-fighting group was organized in 1934, and later in 1935 the Citrus Heights Fire District, Inc. was born. One of the most fondly remembered community activities was the annual Road Days, sponsored by the Community Club. Began in 1924, almost all of the townships 200 families came out to help patch holes in country roads, clean drainage ditches, plant trees on school grounds, and lay sidewalks. Although the first small library facility in Citrus Heights was run out of a private home with an inventory of 50 books in 1908, the community built a new library building at the corner of Auburn Boulevard and Sylvan Road in 1930. The year 1932, during the Great Depression, saw the end of the Citrus Heights attempts at fruit farming, as a winter freeze destroyed most of the working orchards”
With City is so built up now, you would never think of it being remote and rural like its sister communities, Fair Oaks and Orangevale– at least that’s my opinion.
Of the greatest things about Citrus Heights is the shopping! My goodness! If you don’t find what you need at Sunrise Mall, just go across the street in nearly any direction and you’ll find a vast array of ways to spend your money! I happen to love the Bird Cage Walk, directly across the Mall and happened to have had my first summer vacation job there at a little bath shop called, “Flush ‘n Stuff” (cute, eh?). There’s also a Jamba Juice, Starbuck’s, and Target Great Land. Seriously, you could put a big dent in your wallet if you wanted to!
Dining in another great aspect to Citrus Heights. One of our favorites is Logan’s Roadhouse. Logan’s has peanut shells on the floor (yes, one of those places!) and they serve an amazing drink in an old mason jar (but only have one, trust me!). Logan’s is my fave too, because they feature some killer cuts of meat, and well, I am kind of a carnivore. Of course there is another fave of mine, Fuddruckers, for amazing burgers and great home-made shakes. Oh, and I love the Olive Garden and Marie Calendar’s. So pretty much, you could spend an entire month on Sunrise and shop and eat somewhere different every day! (sounds fun, who’s game?).
And finally, let’s talk real estate. Citrus Heights, being its own city and all, has its own police department, great schools and parks and recreation, and is affordable. I like Citrus Heights for first time buyers as the home prices tend to be a bit lower than the surrounding Fair Oaks, Orangevale and Carmichael. However, don’t let that fool you into thinking Citrus Heights is not a growing, appreciating place to live and invest in. The city is very community oriented, the lots are generally large, and houses will increase in value, just as in any other location.
Ta ta for now,