Located in the heart of Sacramento County, Elk Grove lies between Interstate 5 and Highway 99, providing easy access to Sacramento and the surrounding Central Valley. Founded in 1850, Elk Grove was once a stage stop for people traveling between Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. Today it is the second largest city in Sacramento County, and was the fastest growing city in the U.S. between 2004-2005.
Old Town Elk Grove is the heart of the community. It is home to a unique treasure of buildings and homes dating back to the 1800s. In addition to all the quaint shops and cafes that line the historic thoroughfare, there’s seasonal, open-air ice skating, a Dickens Street Faire, chili festival, and Food Truck Mania the first Wednesday of every month.
Elk Grove offers properties and neighborhoods for every taste; from small ranches with acreage to elegant homes with golf course views or modestly-sized family homes on lush, tree-lined suburban streets. The local communities include wide roads and sidewalks for bicycles and pedestrians along with a multitude of restaurants, schools and various houses of faith.
Elk Grove has a strong sense of community, camaraderie, and hometown pride.
Elk Grove Unified is a top performing district recognized throughout California and the nation as a leader in progressive education. Recreational youth sports are extremely popular and an important part of the Elk Grove community.
Families relish the multitude of recreational activities, with 92 parks, including a rain park, dog parks, bike and skate facilities, and sports complex. Surf Xtreme is a popular place for the action-oriented, with indoor surfing, paintball, and trampolines. In addition to 18 miles of biking and walking trails, the nearby Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge offers peaceful guided paddle trips and nature hikes.
Wine lovers revel in the bounty of vineyards both in town and nearby. The Old Sugar Mill is just 20 minutes west on the Sacramento River and is home to a unique community of wineries with small craft vendors and art walks featured year round.