Dottleshead Posted April 13, 2019 Share #1 Posted April 13, 2019 From a reader on www.quora.com: Cons: Sacramento is the state capital and depending on where you find yourself it can feel like an overly political town California in general can be an expensive state for cost of living gas prices, housing, groceries .. it all costs more in CA. Example: when gas was $2.50 a gallon in CA I moved to Oklahoma for a year and it was .89 cents a gallon there. Pollution/Allergens: even if you do not currently have allergies you may very well develop them after living here for several years. This is the top end of the 'central valley' which is a farming area and all the industrial waste + all the farming pollens and all the pollution from the bay area blows in and settles down here in the Sacramento Valley as it can't go any farther as the foothills to the mountains begin shortly after. Its nothing compared to the pollution in LA basin but still compared to many other areas in the nation it is a lot to walk in to. Homeless : there are quit a lot of homeless around and pan handlers. The homeless are everywhere downtown and all the suburbs. We aren't dealing with the homelessness very well here and this could be a perceived con. Pan handlers populate many major intersection hanging out in the divide with various signs asking for you money. I feel bad for these people and support using our tax dollars to help them - but that does not appear to be happening so this may be a perceived con to you. Sacramento has started using "Red Light" cameras that are contracted to a company in Arizona over the past few years. One such red light camera is at Fair Oaks and Watt and when they put it in they changed the timing on the yellow light cycle to be much shorter. I got caught even knowing this with a $680 'red light' ticket ; which was really turning on a yellow and getting caught by the superfast red. Do you want to live in a town that can cost you an extra $680 or so every now and then when you miss the timing on a light? Without a police officer even being involved? https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-pros-and-cons-of-living-in-Sacramento-California Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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