Sacramento has long been considered a core for employment opportunities in the region, drawing commuters daily from the surrounding suburbs into the city. That was part of a mid-20th century philosophy of land-use planning that people would be willing to drive greater distances to work in exchange for large homes, good schools and safe communities for their families.
Dangling over a 60-foot-deep granite pit, children and adults zoom across a zip line cable and scale and rappel down sheer stone walls. The historical quarry, known as the Big Gun Quarry, is 160 years old, and has been repurposed to be Quarry Park Adventures, a family-friendly, privately owned adventure park in Rocklin.
Placer County has consistently ranked as one of the highest performing counties in California for K-12 public education, contributing to its desirability for families to live in the area. Topping both state and national rankings for student assessment scores and col- lege and career readiness, Placer County has dubbed its institutions with a “gold in education” standard.
While Placer County is known for its highly regarded K-12 schools, it is also home to Sierra College and William Jessup University in Rocklin and Brandman University in Roseville, and plans are in place to build a satellite Sacramento State campus in unincorporated southern Placer County to serve its growing population.
Placer Valley is classic Gold Country, named for the gold-bearing deposits that run beneath its rivers. Today, there’s another kind of gold flowing through the Valley: craft beer.
During last year’s PG&E public safety power shut-offs throughout California, nearly 800,000 customers across Northern California were left without electricity, in some cases for several days. But the residents and businesses of Roseville were unaffected.
Providing high-quality city services to residents and businesses in Placer Valley goes beyond electricity. Roseville is also focused on environmental stewardship and is working to simplify recycling and conserve water, and it has plans to turn trash into energy to fuel the city’s power plant and garbage trucks.