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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Gold River is a suburb of Sacramento with a population of 7,652. Gold River is in Sacramento County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Gold River offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Gold River there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Gold River and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Gold River are above average.
About Gold River...
Population
7,652

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$421,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,618
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$108,448
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Gold River is a great place for families and a great place to spend time. There are many places to eat and quite a bit of things to do, being able to walk to everything is helpful and allows for some good exercise too. The school is very close to all homes as well as Gold River Racquet Club, which isa great place to get to know others, play tennis, swim, workout, and do other club activities. Having everything so close to you like food and entertainment is something many many small suburbs do not offer, but Gold River sets themselves apart from the rest.
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Gold River is a wonderful environment for families with members of all ages. There's a lovely town center that features restaurants, coffee shops, and ice cream shops. The area is surrounded by lively greenery with nature trails that grant easy river access. We're conveniently located within minutes from the freeway. The community is like a family in itself.
I have lived in Gold River all seventeen years of my life. The K-8 school, Gold River Discovery Center, is only about 5 minutes away from my house and the Gold River Town Centre is also about 5 minutes away. In the Centre, there is Bel-Air, Starbucks, Blaze Pizza, Papa Murphy's, Yogurt Monkey, and much more. Lake Natomas is also about 5 minutes away.