Elk Grove, California, United States

History | Education | Public libraries | Economy : Top Employers | Transport : Bus | Parks | Transport : Rail

🇺🇸 Elk Grove is a city in Sacramento County, California, United States. Located just south of the state capital of Sacramento, it is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. Elk Grove has many wineries, wine cellars, and vineyards. Elk Grove was the fastest-growing city in the U.S. between July 1, 2004, and July 1, 2005, and is also presently the second-largest city in Sacramento County by population.

It is a general law city with a council/manager form of government. One of Elk Grove's largest employers is the Elk Grove Unified School District, which is the city's second-largest employer.

History Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga entered the region in 1808, naming the valley "Sacramento Valley" in honor of Sacramento, the Holy Sacrament in Spanish, giving the northerly city of Sacramento its name. A writer on Moraga's expedition wrote of the region: Canopies of oaks and cottonwoods, many festooned with grapevines, overhung both sides of the blue current. Birds chattered in the trees and big fish darted through the pellucid depths. The air was like champagne, and (the Spaniards) drank deep of it, drank in the beauty around them.

Elk Grove was founded in 1850 as a stage stop for travelers coming from Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, when the Elk Grove Hotel and Stage Stop was opened by James Hall and the town was named after it. In 1868 the Western Division of the Central Pacific Railroad came through about a mile east of Elk Grove. At this new location another hotel was built to accommodate travelers and was named the Elk Grove Hotel.

In the following decades, Elk Grove remained a small farming community with little urban development. In the late 1980s, suburban development projects began to spring up around the community, specifically in the north near Sacramento. These were meant to serve Sacramento's population, as well as San Francisco commuters seeking a commuting community relatively near the San Francisco Bay Area where they could reside. Such changes triggered a period of rapid growth. On July 1, 2000, Elk Grove incorporated as a city. The city's growth peaked in 2004 and 2005, when Elk Grove was declared the fastest growing city in the US.

Apple Inc. manufactured its iMac line in Elk Grove as late as 2002. After many of those tasks were offshored in 2004, the facility was converted into the modern Apple Elk Grove campus. In 2018, Apple invested $4.2 million into expanding the office space, expanding its already established AppleCare support presence in the region.

In 2008, Elk Grove suffered heavily from the subprime mortgage crisis due to its suburban nature.

Education The Elk Grove Unified School District is the fifth largest school district in California and one of the fastest growing school districts in the nation. It also consistently ranks among the top school districts in the state. Located in southern Sacramento County, the district covers 320 square miles (830 km²), one-third of the county. For the 2002–03 school year, the district served more than 52,500 students, and grew to 62,767 students in the 2016–2017 school year. Those students attend 40 elementary schools, 9 middle schools, 9 high schools and 7 alternative high schools.

There are also several private schools in town. A local community college, Cosumnes River College, offers both career training and a transfer program to four-year universities, such as the CSU system and UC system across the state of California. Located nearby are California State University, Sacramento and the University of California, Davis. Elk Grove is also the home of the private six-year Universalist college Quest Seminary. In 2013, California Northstate University College of Pharmacy, which offers a Doctor of Pharmacy degree program, relocated to Elk Grove (near Interstate 5).

Public libraries The Elk Grove Public Library is located at 8900 Elk Grove Boulevard in a modern two-story building. It moved to this location in 2008 from its old building one block east. The library is part of the broader Sacramento Public Library system. The Elk Grove Library also serves neighboring communities such as Vineyard, Wilton, Sloughhouse, and Rancho Murieta. Additional local libraries supplement neighborhoods, such as the public Franklin High Library. Elk Grove Public Library was the first free Public in Sacramento County.

Economy: Top Employers Top 12 employers in Elk Grove in 2022

1 Apple Inc.; 2 Elk Grove Unified School District; 3 CA Correctional Health Care Services; 4 Walmart (3 locations); 5 Kaiser Permanente (2 locations); 6 Costco Wholesale Corporation; 7 Raley's/Bel Air Markets; 8 City of Elk Grove; 9 Alldata LLC; 10 Cosumnes Community Services District; 11 Safeway (2 locations); 12 Trader Joe's.

Transport: Bus Elk Grove is serviced by a fared bus system called E-tran that traverses many of the city's main routes.

Parks Cosumnes Community Services District owns and operates over 100 parks in Elk Grove, including Emerald Lakes Golf Course.

Transport: Rail There are plans for SacRT to expand its light rail system two miles south from Cosumnes River College to Elk Grove Boulevard, however these plans for a new light-rail station are currently in the planning phase. Amtrak California San Joaquin intercity rail and Altamont Corridor Express commuter rail were expected to be brought directly to Elk Grove in 2021, on the existing rail line which extends from Marysville in the north to Stockton in the south. However, that project has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing wildfires throughout the state.

Elk Grove, California, United States 
<b>Elk Grove, California, United States</b>
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Elk Grove has a population of over 176,124 people. Elk Grove also forms part of the wider Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,244,879 people. Elk Grove is the #398 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 1.6332 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores.

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North of: 38.409

🇺🇸 Huntington 38.417

🇹🇷 Kemalpaşa 38.417

🇺🇸 Arnold 38.417

🇹🇷 Konak 38.417

🇨🇳 Anguo 38.418

🇪🇸 Zafra 38.419

🇹🇷 İzmir 38.42

🇯🇵 Ishinomaki 38.425

🇺🇸 Harrisonburg 38.433

🇺🇸 Santa Rosa 38.44

East of: -121.365

🇺🇸 Lodi -121.335

🇺🇸 Carmichael -121.322

🇺🇸 Bend -121.315

🇺🇸 Stockton -121.301

🇺🇸 Rancho Cordova -121.3

🇺🇸 Citrus Heights -121.29

🇺🇸 Roseville -121.284

🇺🇸 Rocklin -121.233

🇺🇸 Manteca -121.216

🇺🇸 Folsom -121.15

West of: -121.365

🇺🇸 Tracy -121.421

🇺🇸 Sacramento -121.495

🇺🇸 West Sacramento -121.517

🇺🇸 Oroville -121.55

🇺🇸 Gilroy -121.567

🇺🇸 Marysville -121.583

🇺🇸 Yuba City -121.605

🇺🇸 Salinas -121.643

🇺🇸 Brentwood -121.693

🇺🇸 Davis -121.733

Antipodal to Elk Grove is: 58.635,-38.409

Locations Near: Elk Grove -121.365,38.409

🇺🇸 Rancho Cordova -121.3,38.583 d: 20.2  

🇺🇸 Carmichael -121.322,38.619 d: 23.6  

🇺🇸 Sacramento -121.495,38.582 d: 22.3  

🇺🇸 West Sacramento -121.517,38.567 d: 22  

🇺🇸 Lodi -121.335,38.131 d: 31  

🇺🇸 Citrus Heights -121.29,38.695 d: 32.4  

🇺🇸 Folsom -121.15,38.667 d: 34.2  

🇺🇸 Roseville -121.284,38.748 d: 38.4  

🇺🇸 Davis -121.733,38.55 d: 35.7  

🇺🇸 Rocklin -121.233,38.8 d: 45  

Antipodal to: Elk Grove 58.635,-38.409

🇫🇷 Saint-Pierre 55.478,-21.342 d: 18093.4  

🇫🇷 Le Tampon 55.515,-21.278 d: 18087  

🇫🇷 Réunion 55.532,-21.133 d: 18071.2  

🇫🇷 Saint-Benoît 55.713,-21.034 d: 18062.9  

🇫🇷 Saint-Paul 55.27,-21.01 d: 18053.7  

🇫🇷 Saint-Paul 55.279,-21 d: 18052.7  

🇫🇷 Saint-Denis 55.457,-20.867 d: 18040.9  

🇲🇺 Mahébourg 57.7,-20.407 d: 18011.3  

🇲🇺 Curepipe 57.517,-20.317 d: 18000.4  

🇲🇺 Vacoas-Phoenix 57.493,-20.3 d: 17998.5  

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