Forums Splitboard Talk Forum SPLITRIPPIN may be moving to Sacramento, CA Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total) Author Posts May 27, 2009 at 5:26 pm #571805 SPLITRIPPIN 709 Posts Who all lives in this area? I’m being flown out for my second interview with the Beareau of Reclamation in Sacramento. I like Middletown, but also wanted to live closer to the Sierras. I’m either looking to rent a loft style apartment, or a house in country. Suggestions? :thumpsup: May 27, 2009 at 8:48 pm #618192 powderjunkie 1669 Posts You like Middletown?? Well it is remote with a small town feel and good mountain biking nearby. But Middletown? Foothills off 50 or 80 would be ideal if you’re working in Sac. May 27, 2009 at 9:10 pm #618188 TEX 2486 Posts You will also want to invest in a used boat for Wakeboarding. Picture your summer evening after work carving up smooooooooth glass. May 27, 2009 at 9:20 pm #618189 Ecobrad 2068 Posts I think he’s talking about mid-town Sacramento–not the meth capital of Lake County. @powderjunkie wrote: You like Middletown?? Well it is remote with a small town feel and good mountain biking nearby. But Middletown? Foothills off 50 or 80 would be ideal if you’re working in Sac. May 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm #618190 powderjunkie 1669 Posts I thought Lakeport was the meth capitol. 😆 That would be long commute anyway. May 28, 2009 at 12:06 am #618191 96avs01 875 Posts If you will be working in downtown, I personally would opt for a mid-town loft vs. a country home in the foothills. You would really be ‘paying’ for that foothill home on your daily commute, while getting to the goods from mid-town isn’t bad at all. YMMV 165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks 163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s 162 Furberg Chris May 28, 2009 at 12:22 pm #618193 SPLITRIPPIN 709 Posts Sweetness, I appreciate the input ya’ll. I think Sac is a nice balance of city action, and being closer to Sierras/San Fran. With the best bonus of being able to get to the Sierras. I hear about all the gang bangers in Sac, is that true? Or, just a bunch O’ crap? How’s the music scene in Sac? Any musicians on here? One of my buddies I use to tour with back in the day lives in San Fran. Now that I delve more into electronics these days with drumming. It will be easier to create “quietly” in a loft apartment. May 28, 2009 at 3:03 pm #618194 Ecobrad 2068 Posts Dude, Sac is not a hippster town. SF, yes. Sac no. There’s several hundred thousand people so there are clubs, tea houses and even an urban downtown with a commuter train but deep down Sac is ghetto. Don’t get me wrong, being that close to the snow and trails is sweet and I live in an even ghettoer area. That said, driving in from the foothills EVERY day would SUCK. As an environmental planner I would always lean toward living as close to your work as possible. @splitrippin wrote: Sweetness, I appreciate the input ya’ll. I think Sac is a nice balance of city action, and being closer to Sierras/San Fran. With the best bonus of being able to get to the Sierras. I hear about all the gang bangers in Sac, is that true? Or, just a bunch O’ crap? How’s the music scene in Sac? Any musicians on here? One of my buddies I use to tour with back in the day lives in San Fran. Now that I delve more into electronics these days with drumming. It will be easier to create “quietly” in a loft apartment. May 28, 2009 at 4:07 pm #618195 dishwasher-dave 460 Posts Sac is cool enough. The Farmer’s market (ironically under the freeway) rocks. Midtown is fun and livable. You can ride a bike everywhere, personally I think the American River parkway is an amazing resource (a 30 some mile bike path). Good climbing gym. The Beat on J street has a quality vinyl selection. It’s actually a diverse city, without as much segregation as many cities. Decent central location for adventuring. Summer does get hot, but that’s a good excuse to gain elevation. Here in Lake Tahoe, I walk by a Norteno gang tag nearly every day. Gangs are everywhere, and certainly there is a presence in Sac, but I wouldn’t sweat it. With the implosion of the CA government, there are probably great deals on housing in Sac. May 28, 2009 at 6:53 pm #618196 SPLITRIPPIN 709 Posts Hipster? Ha yeah.. far from that.. unless blasting Opeth on the way to my cabin by Canada while burnin one, and shooting my guns at the gravel pit is considered hipster. :thumpsup: I’m definately not down with being dependent on my ride, unless it’s to get to zee hills, meng. I’d rather bike to work on the single speed. I do appreciate the input ya’ll… It’s a bit putting the cart before the horse, but it’s always good to be prepared. I fly out next Wednesday for the interview. I may be riding the Sierras with ya’ll next year. :clap: :doobie: May 30, 2009 at 5:50 pm #618197 SchralphMacchio 474 Posts @splitrippin wrote: Sweetness, I appreciate the input ya’ll. I think Sac is a nice balance of city action, and being closer to Sierras/San Fran. With the best bonus of being able to get to the Sierras. Nice thing about Sac is you get to wake up an hour later than all the bay area posers (like me), and then check the weather, make some calls, and have a total variety of routes to get over the best option of the day for the three trans-sierra passes. Gotta learn what conditions & time of day warrant each of the routes. But options a plenty for sure. Sac’s close to the rivers and the delta if you like watersports (fracking awesome birdwatching if you’re into that, especially from a kayak), straight shot up to the Cascades or down to the western slope stuff. Also, you can take the train to the bay area, it’s not cheap ($22 each way) unless you get commuter packs, but it’s a nice ride and you can read and enjoy the scenery etc. I don’t know beans about the local commuter train that connects downtown to Folsom, but you might want to check it out if you want to expand your living base without having to deal with driving. Mainly, it’s hot as balls every day 6 months out of the year, and yes deep down ghetto as people have said. Neighborhoods are nicer closer to the American and the Sacramento though. AND you get to be in the middle of all the CA water issues hullabaloo, which I think is a very exciting place to be at a very exciting time (and also frustrating and mindboggling for me as a hippie-wannabe). Working for USBR they’ll probably comp you to take some Water Education Foundation tours … I highly recommend them. I did the Central Valley Tour in April and we got to visit various irrigators, farmers, check out Pine Flat and Friant, Tulare Lake basin, San Luis Res, Mendota Pool, Cross Valley Canal, etc etc etc. Just curious, what are you aiming to do with USBR? EDIT: A few more quick points: * It’s Sierra (don’t pluralize) * You can get to Sugar Bowl Resort in less than 1.5 hours in the early spring mornings from Sac (very good technical terrain and BC access to some cool stuff) * Good luck on your interview May 31, 2009 at 8:28 am #618198 TEX 2486 Posts And, if you do move,no reason to limit yourself to the sierra. You will be close enough to Lassen and Shasta to do weekend trips June 2, 2009 at 3:01 pm #618199 renoenvy 105 Posts @splitrippin wrote: Hipster? Ha yeah.. far from that… …I’d rather bike to work on the single speed. well, I guess you did say ‘work’ June 22, 2009 at 5:46 pm #618200 SPLITRIPPIN 709 Posts Well looks like Sac isn’t in the cards. I didn’t get the job… Being mid 30’s may have been too young to be an IT supervisor. Who knows… A bit of a damper, but I’m going to propose to work part time next year. (This is actually an option as a Federal employee) That means I’ll be road tripping to Bozeman, FC, and the San Juans next winter. Maybe it was a good sign, because if I would have gotten the job.. I wouldn’t have seen the Bald Eagle 15 ft off my porch @ the cabin, and the wicked awesome Rainbows I caught this weekend. They were ravenous. I laid into a 3 pounder!!!, but was bummed because it took the mepps too deep, and even more bummed when I saw all the eggs in it’s belly. 🙁 Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.