Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 32
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    East Coaster
    Posts
    385

    Roseville / Folsom CA Beta Needed

    My current company has an internal opening in either Roseville or Folsom that I am sort of considering checking into.

    looks like they are both fairly close to Tahoe which makes me think it would be a nice spot for a bike and ski bum in search of a real job to live.

    anyone live in the area that has some info to share? is there good riding on the west side of the mountains? over-run by people from Sacremento? good fishing opportunities? nice place to live comfortable?

    much appreciated
    -Tick
    Last edited by Tick; 03-09-2010 at 11:55 AM.
    I like chicks who ride. Especially if they're cyclists.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    bend there live here
    Posts
    721
    My company is a DBA of a Roseville, CA based bank. It's near Sactown... The fishing is good, skiing is close enough and Oregon is only 3 hours away
    "Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is" -Charles DeMar
    Never argue with an idiot..They always drag you down to their level and beat you with experience

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    not close enough
    Posts
    2,520
    My sister lives there, no fuckers, not sharing pics....

    Anyway, its about an hour to Sugarbowl and just another :30 to squaw/alpine. The American River is right there for fishing and epic rafting. Wine country is an hour away, and the towns of Roseville and Folsom seem decent enough. Folsom has a cool historic feel to it, while Roseville seems a bit newer.

    Personally, I don't think I'd have a problem living there (coming from Portland)... Definitely something worth checking out.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Long Beach
    Posts
    1,096
    Roseville absolutely exploded about 10 years ago so it's all pretty new. It's pretty nice but if you want to be completely away from the Sacto crowd you'll want to head a little further up the hill to Loomis or Auburn - both are an easy drive to Roseville. Colfax and Grass Valley are more rustic but the drive is a little far from there (though lots of people do it). It's below snow line - that's good and bad for obvious reasons. North Lake is in easy reach from there. South Lake and Kirkwood - not so much. If you like MTB and river rafting you will not be dissapointed!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    not close enough
    Posts
    2,520
    to add:

    I'm not sure what kind of fishing you're after, but remember Roseville is very close to Clear Lake... where you find the biggest tastiest Basses in the whole wide world (well, US anyway)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Berkeley
    Posts
    1,255
    Quote Originally Posted by boarddad View Post
    If you like MTB and river rafting you will not be dissapointed!
    Easy commute from Coloma. Live on the river...


    I use to live in Grass Valley and commuted into Sacramento for about 6 month. Plus, I lived in Citrus Height for about 2 years (next town west of Roseville).

    If the job is in Roseville, living in the lower foothill (below Colfax) will be a pretty easy commute. Easy enough to get home for evening mtbing during late spring and summer.

    If the job is in Folsom, I would look up HW 50 or live just in Folsom. Drive from Aurburn to Folsom (Folsom-Auburn road) is bit long for a daily commute. Folsom is a bit easier to get to from the Coloma (South of American River) and Cool areas.


    Also, Kirkwood is good option from Folsom.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Ventura Highway in the Sunshine
    Posts
    21,398
    The biggest problem with the area are the 20 million + people who already live in California. There is a reason we live here...it is an awesome state with a shit load of things to do and see. There is great salmon, trout and bass fishing. Paddling -white water, raft, and flat water. Skiing-BC, resort, XC, and water skiing. Climbing-rock, peaks, and ice. All within an hour or two (three or four hours gets you to some of the best of any of the above in the world, i.e. east side corn skiing, Yosemite big walls, North coast steelhead, just to name a few.

    I wouldn't live in Roseville or Folsom, but a few miles up the hills are plenty of small towns (and you get above the fog line...very, very important.)

    The only down side are all the fuckin' people (and the fact the government is run by a bad actor and is nearly bankrupt.)

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    1,744
    Quote Originally Posted by yonskion View Post
    and Oregon is only 3 hours away
    What, by plane? Oregon border is about five hours from Sacramento.

    I like living in Sacramento.
    ((. The joy I get from skiing...
    .))
    ((. That's worth living for.
    .))

  9. #9
    BSS Guest
    What Hutash said. California definitely world-class or near world-class quality of pretty much every activity you can think of, including taxation.

    Kidding aside - if you're gonna work in Roseville, consider Newcastle, Colfax, Auburn, Foresthill, etc. NOT Citrus Heights, Lincoln, Roseville, or points west.

    If it's Folsom you're after, anything east of ElDorado Hills along the US 50 corridor should work Nicely. Anywhere from Camino-ish to Pollock Pines would be pretty nice.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Tahoe
    Posts
    856
    my $ .02

    Roseville is one big brand new strip mall - the definition of urban sprawl. However it is closer to North Lake Tahoe via I80, Squaw, Alpine, Sugar Bowl, Truckee... I would live in Auburn or Grass Valley personally. Cool small town feel, foothills, couple rivers, good riding, golf, weather, etc... I consider Roseville and extension of Sac and personally I don't think I could live in either. But it's all relative...

    Folsom the town has a little more character and is a little higher end but seems more crowded and more like a rat race to me (than Auburn). You are most likely going to south lake tahoe via US50 which means sierra, kirkwood, and heavenly. Not so sure about the riding - I think there is some nearby but North up by Auburn, Grass Valley and Nevada City is definitely better. Folsom also has a lake but unless you have a wakeboard boat I wouldn't even go.

    I think in both Roseville and Folsom there is an over abundance of bored, divorced MILFs so if you want to play that card you are golden

    EDIT: within a 4 hr radius of Sac area there is some of the best trout fishing in the US: truckee river (1.5hr), upper sac (2.5hrs), trinity (3+hrs), pitt, fall, hat creek (all ~3 hrs), e walker, and on and on and on......

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Folsom, CA
    Posts
    536
    I live in Folsom and there are at least a handful of other mags that do too. I think we all like it pretty well but would probably live in tahoe if occupation allowed for it. We do have a great mtb bike community in town with decent trails to be ridden from the house and really good trails w/in about 20-40 minutes. All the standard Tahoe destinations are about 1-2 hours away.

    I'd agree w/ sierraskier that folsom has a bit more character than roseville but it has gone through a bunch of suburban expansion too. Property aint cheap depending on where on the east coast you are coming from.

    Also if you search MTBR there are umpteen threads on life in the foothills east of Sacramento.
    A good friend would come bail you out of jail. A great friend would be sitting next to you saying..."but damn that was FUN"

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Suckramento
    Posts
    19,312
    Tyrone lives near Folsom so you know there's plenty of gay porn available
    Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
    Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.


  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    South Central Spud Land.
    Posts
    2,221
    Quote Originally Posted by QuikR12 View Post
    The American River is right there for fishing and epic rafting.
    I always thought that was kind of class 3 ish but I looked it up, there are many forks of the American. Must check it out sometime.

    Hows runoff looking for this summer? Seems like the Sierra has snow, but my meters are off and need calibrated.
    Quote Originally Posted by skuba View Post
    you can let it free and be as stupid as possible


    Thread Killer
    I would like to see your point of view but I can't get my head that far up your ass.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    not close enough
    Posts
    2,520
    Quote Originally Posted by carvedog View Post
    I always thought that was kind of class 3 ish but I looked it up, there are many forks of the American. Must check it out sometime.

    Hows runoff looking for this summer? Seems like the Sierra has snow, but my meters are off and need calibrated.
    The south fork maxes out at 3+, but the middle and north fork is where it gets good. Mostly IV's and IV+'s

    The runoff for the season looks good, I believe they are at or above average snowpack, but I don't know the area's conditions in that much detail... I'm an Oregon JONG.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Couloirfornia
    Posts
    8,717
    Roseville = live in Auburn or Colfax (depending on how country you want to be). We moved to Colfax from Orange County when I was in high school. Very good move.

    Folsom = live in Folsom itself (because it's not quite as overgrown as Roseville and more tolerable, IMO), or live up in El Dorado Hills/Placerville.

    Both places have their advantages and disadvantages. If you're into climbing, I like the 50 corridor (Sugarloaf, Phantom Spires, and Lovers Leap) much better than 80 (various bouldering, the soon-to-be-reopened Auburn Quarry, and Donner Pass stuff). I think the rafting, trail running, and biking would be better in Auburn than the 50 corridor, but that may be just bias. Better backcountry ski opportunities up 50 than 80.

    An hour to Sugarbowl from Roseville if you're doing 110 at midnight in the summer, maybe. More like 1.5, with dry roads.

    All this advice presumes that you're not looking to go out to bars all the time, by the way. If you are, live in Midtown.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    not close enough
    Posts
    2,520
    Quote Originally Posted by LightRanger View Post

    An hour to Sugarbowl from Roseville if you're doing 110 at midnight in the summer, maybe. More like 1.5, with dry roads.
    It's 75 miles... so by my math, an hour if you're doing uh... carry the 0... 75 MPH

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Ventura Highway in the Sunshine
    Posts
    21,398
    Quote Originally Posted by QuikR12 View Post
    The south fork maxes out at 3+, but the middle and north fork is where it gets good. Mostly IV's and IV+'s
    Not to much the several dozen other rivers up and down the west side with great paddling. It gets are crazy or mellow as anybody could want.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Behind the Potato Curtain
    Posts
    3,364
    Roseville is one big brand new strip mall - the definition of urban sprawl.
    Quoted for truth. Parts of Folsom are nice as are the foothills. The other direction some of the closest outliers to Sac (Carmichael, Fair Oaks) are nice if you don't wan't your house to look like every other one in the neighborhood. The one thing Roseville does have going is with all of the foreclosures in that area house prices should be pretty reasonable.

    Roseville is very close to Clear Lake... where you find the biggest tastiest Basses in the whole wide world (well, US anyway)
    At least a 3 hour drive and you'll end up full of mercury if you eat any of those fish...

    The American, main stem in sac is ok for fishing. Most of the forks don't support to much due to pulse flows which is fine as the boating makes up for it. Luckily the Yuba and Feather aren't far and can be excellent.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    not close enough
    Posts
    2,520
    Quote Originally Posted by snapt View Post

    At least a 3 hour drive and you'll end up full of mercury if you eat any of those fish...
    3 hours to the best bass fishery in North America is pretty close IMO. And no, I don't advocate eating freshwater bass, ever.

    edit: ok, maybe not very close

    edit again: Ok, it's 2 hours. You Californian's grossly overestimate everything, especially property value and housing demand. Jesus, stop driving miss daisy.
    Last edited by QuikR12; 03-10-2010 at 12:04 PM.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    4,139
    i live in nv city and lived a little bit in grass valley. having lived in orange county, fresno, san diego, san francisco, berkeley, and oakland, the foothills are awesome. i love living in the foothills. lots of people do the commute to roseville.

    there's quite a few accidents on i-80 that can really add onto your commute time.

    i once had a job offer in folsom, drove the folsom-auburn road to grass valley during an afternoon commute and quickly declined the job. that commute would suck, imo, on a daily basis.

    personally, i'm not too excited about the idea of living in roseville when compared to the foothills or areas of sacramento or folsom. urban sprawl? meh. i like to call it suburbanation. placer county royally fucked up with roseville and rocklin. it's aweful.

    regarding folsom, did that bridge ever get finished over the river? a few years ago, the bureau of reclamation closed the road over the dam that was used as a major cross town artery during commute times, the action really divided the community and was a pretty big problem. the solution was a new bridge, but bridges take a long time in california from concept to completion.

    the whole valley (and good part of the foothills) can have pretty bad air quality in the summer.

    regarding the drive to sugarbowl, the last several miles on old highway 40 can be fairly slow. there are plenty of speed traps on i-80 and us50. the foothill drive from folsom to kirkwood is spectacular. there's a good amount of backcountry on the west slope, especially during mid-winter.

    the road and trail riding in the foothills is a lot of fun. some areas are fairly uncrowded and there are areas where dirt bikes and mtb riders actually get along.

    cheers

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    East Coaster
    Posts
    385
    this is awesome info maggots! thank you all very much for your time and thoughts.

    I'm interested in mountain biking and fishing in the summer, and backcountry and resort skiing in the winter. AND, i'm not a ski bum so i need a real job that pays a decent wage.

    I like it out in the country and would want to go that route if possible. I don't prioritize bars so thats not an issue. seems like folsom might be the way to go, although i'd want to come out on tour to really check the place out!

    I'll start looking into the opportuniity our company has and see if its a match.

    thanks again
    -Mitch
    I like chicks who ride. Especially if they're cyclists.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    7,595
    Quote Originally Posted by Tick View Post
    My
    looks like they are both fairly close to Tahoe which makes me think it would be a nice spot for a bike and ski bum in search of a real job to live.
    I've lived in Folsom for the past 8 years and your statement above, is exactly why I moved here.

    I used to think I wanted to live in Tahoe year round, but these days, I MTB as much as I ski (if not more lately), and living here (as oppossed to Tahoe) allows me to MTB year round even in the winter.

    There's decent XC riding in town. There are a lot of semi-legal trails that are GREAT that aren't as publicised to the folks who don't live in town. i.e. I live a 5 min. drive from Folsom Lake, and I can hop on my mountain bike and ride 30 miles one way on great singletrack (some of it semi-legal). Pretty soon a new trail is opening up that add a about 20 - 25 miles. Most people say Auburn is the place to be in the area for mountain biking, but Folsom is not that far off and on the trails I'm describing you'll see much less people.

    there are 3 thriving bike shops in town (Bicycle Planet, Folsom Bike & Grind, and Bicycles Plus) + an REI if that is any indication of the type of community it is here.

    For skiing, Kirkwood has been my home mountain for 8 years. Ski 20 - 30 days a year. Sierra-at-Tahoe is small, but only an hour away, and has some great secret stashes to go hit if you are *sick* in the morning, but need to be back in the afternoon.

    As a skier/biker with a professional job, I'm pretty damn happy here.
    Waste your time, read my crap, at:
    One Gear, Two Planks

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    7,595
    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    i


    regarding folsom, did that bridge ever get finished over the river? a few years ago, the bureau of reclamation closed the road over the dam that was used as a major cross town artery during commute times, the action really divided the community and was a pretty big problem. the solution was a new bridge, but bridges take a long time in california from concept to completion.
    yes. The new bridge (Folsom Dam Bridge) opened up about a year ago. (thank god..it was hell when the old one was closed)
    Waste your time, read my crap, at:
    One Gear, Two Planks

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    East Coaster
    Posts
    385
    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    I've lived in Folsom for the past 8 years and your statement above, is exactly why I moved here.

    I used to think I wanted to live in Tahoe year round, but these days, I MTB as much as I ski (if not more lately), and living here (as oppossed to Tahoe) allows me to MTB year round even in the winter.

    There's decent XC riding in town. There are a lot of semi-legal trails that are GREAT that aren't as publicised to the folks who don't live in town. i.e. I live a 5 min. drive from Folsom Lake, and I can hop on my mountain bike and ride 30 miles one way on great singletrack (some of it semi-legal). Pretty soon a new trail is opening up that add a about 20 - 25 miles. Most people say Auburn is the place to be in the area for mountain biking, but Folsom is not that far off and on the trails I'm describing you'll see much less people.

    there are 3 thriving bike shops in town (Bicycle Planet, Folsom Bike & Grind, and Bicycles Plus) + an REI if that is any indication of the type of community it is here.

    For skiing, Kirkwood has been my home mountain for 8 years. Ski 20 - 30 days a year. Sierra-at-Tahoe is small, but only an hour away, and has some great secret stashes to go hit if you are *sick* in the morning, but need to be back in the afternoon.

    As a skier/biker with a professional job, I'm pretty damn happy here.

    you've pretty much nailed it! I'll be calling about that job i think. thanks!
    I like chicks who ride. Especially if they're cyclists.

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    829
    Bumping this. Parents might potentially move out here for a job opportunity (coming from the northeast). Would love some updated beta on the area as I've never been other than driving through the Sacramento area a few times. Sounds like great outdoor rec opportunities (central location). Living costs seem pretty high (average home values here are easily 3-4x our hometown back east). Just from looking at maps, appears like this area is a suburban corridor stretching from Sacramento? Lots of tech people from the bay moving out here, etc.? Parents have never lived outside the northeast so this would be their first time with the west coast. Thanks!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •