Sacramento is a vibrant, diverse city that is home to a thriving restaurant and bar scene, remarkable natural beauty, professional sports teams, high-level culture, and a competitive cost of living—ideal for families and young professionals alike. The capital of America’s most populous state, Sacramento is at the center of a global economic powerhouse and is a locus of opportunity.
A Great Place to Live
The past decade has brought enormous change to Sacramento, which is quickly becoming one of the hottest metropolitan areas in the country. Sacramento is home to incredible food and farmers’ markets, a colorful and unique city culture, a strong economy, and professional sports teams including the Kings and the Rivercats. The Crocker Museum anchors a flourishing arts scene, which includes a monthly city-wide art walk.
The “City of Trees” is also one of America’s fittest cities, providing easy access to hiking, biking, running, and watersports activities. In addition to the city’s many parks and bike trails, it’s a short drive to the world-renowned ski slopes and hiking trails of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, as well as to Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America and a source of recreational opportunities year-round.
In Sacramento, America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, we know how to eat well. The Wall Street Journal named Sacramento one of its top cities for food lovers in 2015, and a 2017 article in the San Francisco Chronicle said that our city’s diverse selection of cultural fare makes for “a transcontinental culinary safari.” The downtown grid, where our Sacramento office is located, is the epicenter of Sacramento’s food and entertainment scenes, hosting trendy restaurants and dynamic nightlife. Throughout the year, festivals highlight the local food, wine, craft beer, and artisans, as well as the diverse cultures and communities that make our city unique.
The Greater Sacramento area is an ideal place to raise a family. Quality schools, relative affordability, and safe neighborhoods have marked several of its constituent cities—from Folsom and Roseville to Davis and Elk Grove—as among the most family-friendly in the state. The region also boasts a cost of living well below those of its major-market competitors, including Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City.
Year after year, Sacramento continues to grow, transform, and prosper—all while remaining accessible, unassuming, and highly livable.
A Great Place to Work
The capital of California, Sacramento is the operational hub of the sixth-largest economy in the world. Its unmatched proximity to the legislative process generates unique opportunities for legal work that touches upon a broad spectrum of industries. Well-educated and diverse, the city increasingly is attracting young businesses and technology start-ups seeking a home base with ample political access, highly trained talent, and lower costs than the congested Bay Area region. Several established technology companies, including Apple and Intel, have campuses in the Greater Sacramento region, and strong universities in the area produce thousands of highly-skilled graduates each year. As Sacramento expands and transforms, becoming a center for tech talent and entrepreneurs, the quantity and import of opportunities for extraordinary legal work will continue to grow at a rapid pace.
Sacramento is located in California’s Central Valley, where food, agriculture, and wine are high-tech, multi-billion dollar industries. From family farms to international food corporations (and family farms that have grown into international corporations), agriculture is an important economic driver and requires complex and challenging legal work at every turn.
Featuring easy-access to public transit and Amtrak, a rapidly growing international airport with nonstop service throughout North America, healthy networks of bike lanes, and significantly less traffic than other major California metropolitan areas, Sacramento is easy to traverse, and to escape for a weekend getaway.
For more information about living and working in Sacramento, consider the following sources, many of which are updated regularly:
The Sacramento Downtown Grid/
Downtown Sacramento Partnership
January 2018: Sunset Magazine's article on 20 Game-Changing Places to Live ranked Sacramento number one.
August 2017: American Way Spotlight feature on Sacramento also has a lot of good information on the city's history, business environment, and community.
Read all about it in these fine local publications: