Thinking about making the move to Rocklin? A suburban town that has plenty to offer its residents, anyone can find a home in this wonderful area. If you still need some convincing, check out our complete guide to Rocklin below.
If you’re considering Rocklin as your next place of residence, you won’t be disappointed! Rocklin is the best of suburban living burgeoning with restaurants, coffee shops, and parks to enjoy. You’ll find that many families and young professionals live in this area, thanks to all that this town has to offer.
There are many shops and places to visit, so you won’t find a shortage of activities to engage in. It’s a great place to raise a family with their highly-rated public schools and kid-friendly activities throughout the area. You’ll find gorgeous views of greenery woven throughout the city and plenty of walking trails where you can decompress and enjoy nature. They are also home to the highly-rated community college, Sierra College.
Weather in Rocklin
One of the best parts about living in California is the agreeable weather. Rocklin certainly does not disappoint in this area! It has temperate weather throughout the year with hot summers and chilly winters. The temperatures range from 39°F to 95°F but are rarely under 32°F or higher than 103°F.
Communities in Rocklin
- Parkview Rocklin: This community by D.R. Horton has 115 one- and two-story "Built for Better Living" home designs, (energy-efficient, comfortable, and durable), ranging from around 2000 sq ft to 3000 sq ft. Homes are Spanish, Craftsman, and Italian style architecture, built among rolling hills with panoramic views. The community is near some of the finest schools, shopping complexes, and freeway access. Prices average from the low to high $400,000's.
- Springfield at Whitney Oaks (Active Adult 55+): Of all the gated developments within Whitney Oaks, Springfield at Whitney Oaks is the finest group of award-winning active adult neighborhoods for the 55+ seniors. Many homes have incredible views of the mountains or the Sacramento skyline. A private pool, lighted tennis courts, bocce ball court, and 2 clubhouses offer a place to gather for special events as well as an excellent fitness center with weight training, aerobic classes, and swimming events. Homes come in many designs with sizes varying from 1200 to 3400 sq ft. All homes have either a 2 or 3 car garage. Prices of homes for sale in Springfield at Whitney Oaks range from $300-$400,000, depending on the floor plan and size.
- Stanford Ranch: The largest master-planned multi-use subdivision in the area, Stanford Ranch consists of almost 3450 acres of Rocklin's valley, bordered by steep outcroppings and wooded areas on three sides with Pleasant Grove Creek running through it. Most homes are 3-4 bedroom, custom-built, 1 and 2 story family residences, priced in the $300-400,000 range. Neighborhoods include The Springs, San Marin, The Estates, and Hillcrest. Built into the plan are areas of parks, open space, and plans for schools to service the residents. The development flows into Roseville's commercial district as well, with shopping, dining and offers endless possibilities for entertainment.
- Whitney Oaks: Whitney Oaks is a large, beautiful, and master-planned community surrounding the Whitney Oaks Golf Club. Built in the 2000s, prices range from the mid $300,000's in neighborhoods like Sunset, all the way to about $1.5 million in the Clubhouse community. You'll find everything from 3 to 5 bedroom upscale homes with private pools to luxurious mansions with bathhouses, saunas, formal dining rooms, and elaborate outdoor spas, cooking and entertainment facilities. There are parks, walking and biking trails, recreation centers, playgrounds, and the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area nearby. The Homeowner's Association is professionally managed and hands-on to proactively protect the natural setting and beauty of the community.
The villages within Whitney Oaks include:
- Springfield Active Adult
- The Enclave
- The Shires
- The Reserve
- Granite Ridge
- Granite Park
- Rock Ridge
- The Seasons
- Silver Peak
- Sunset @ Whitney Oaks
- Whitney Ranch: A family-oriented, outdoor-loving community, Whitney Ranch offers 3 beautiful parks and five miles of walking trails, sports fields, playgrounds, and a pool/waterpark in the summer months. All homes are upscale, energy-efficient, and beautifully landscaped. Prices range around $600-700,000. Neighborhoods include elegant Wisteria estate homes, and the beautiful condos at Vicara at Whitney Ranch, with more to come. Condos are under $200,000 in most cases. It's close to great schools, shopping, employment, and all kinds of entertainment. One of the best amenities offered is the 10,000 square foot Ranch House; a clubhouse, cabana, gathering place, and banquet hall. They offer fitness classes, free WIFI, a kitchen, lounge, fireplace, and big screen tv for entertainment at its finest.
School Districts in Rocklin
There are many highly rated schools throughout the city of Rocklin, including Valley View Elementary School, Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Granite Oaks Middle School, Rocklin Academy, Whitney High School, Sierra Elementary School, Rocklin High School, Twin Oaks Elementary School, and Spring View Middle School.
Top Restaurants in Rocklin
- Via Roma Pizzeria Con Cucina: If you’re looking for the kind of place where the owner greets you with a hug and glass of wine, Via Roma is perfect for you. With delicious Italian food and an incredibly welcoming atmosphere, you’ll enjoy any time spent dining here.
- Kathrin’s Biergarten: This family-run Biergarten offers micro-brewed beers, authentic German-style home-cooked meals, and carries the spirit of “Gemuetlichkeit” - a German word used to express the state or feeling of good cheer, friendliness, and warmth.
- Eureka!: This burger joint has locations all across the country, but they carry a welcoming and fun spirit wherever they go.
- Koja Kitchen: This Korean-Japanese fusion restaurant offers a unique and special menu item, the “koja.” A fusion style sandwich that is created using freshly made crispy garlic rice buns.
- Wally’s Cafe: If you’re in the mood for authentic Greek cuisine, Wally’s Cafe is the place for you. They offer quality consistent food and are thankful for all of their clients.
- The Chef’s Table: Enjoy a delicious dinner at The Chef’s Table. They use carefully handcrafted local ingredients that are beautifully prepared in an entertaining environment.
- Pho Cali: Pho Cali serves heartwarming and authentic Vietnamese soup in the Rocklin area. It’s perfect for a rainy day or chilly fall evening.
- Mezcalito Oaxacan Cuisine: If you’re in the mood for a delicious mole sauce, check out Mezcalito Oaxacan Cuisine. They treat everyone like family at this local Oaxacan restaurant.
- Granite Rock Grill: This is the best diner in the area! Serving huge portions of traditional American breakfast and lunch foods, you’ll want to come back here again and again.
- Ramen 101: In the mood for ramen? Check out Ramen 101! Customers rave about the smell of delicious broths when you walk in the restaurant and quick service.
Top Activities in Rocklin
- Studio Movie Grill: If you love dining out and watching movies, combine the two at Studio Movie Grill! You can order food or snacks from your seat while watching your movie of choice!
- Quarry Park Adventures: Quarry Park Adventures is a one-of-a-kind experience! Built into and around what was once the largest working granite quarries in California, they offer a variety of adventure activities for the entire family. Activities include an aerial adventure, rock climbing, free fall, a kid's cove, paddle boats, rappel, via Ferrata, and zip lines.
- Whitney Oaks Golf Club: One of Northern California’s most spectacular golf destinations, this challenging 6,800-yard course brings water or wetlands into play on every hole.
- Coffee Shops: Coffee shops are great places to work remotely, meet a friend to catch up, or take the kids to get out of the house.
Here are our top recommendations in Rocklin:
- Pause Coffee
- Edwin’s Coffee
- The Human Bean
- Destiny Cafe
- Peet’s Coffee
- Parks galore: Rocklin has a park for every style and need. Just check out the extensive list below! It’s definitely one of the best activities you can do to get outside and enjoy nature.
- Beat the Room: Have you ever tried an escape room? You can in Rocklin! It’s a great activity for a large group or family fun night.
- Library: Public libraries are such a great resource! The Rocklin Branch Library has a gorgeous fountain and plenty of space for reading and research.
- Walking trails: A great way to stay active and inspired, there are plenty of walking trails throughout Rocklin to enjoy.
- Shopping: Not only are there plenty of wonderful shopping choices in Rocklin itself, but there is also The Fountains and The Galleria in Roseville. These are just a short drive away and have the best shopping options in the area.
Parks in Rocklin
Rocklin has an impressive amount of parks. Check out the list of each park with its features below:
- Johnson-Springview Park: located in central Rocklin with baseball and softball fields, pickleball, football field, tennis courts, 18-hole disc golf course, and restrooms.
- Kathy Lund Park: located in northwest Rocklin with soccer fields, seasonal water playground, five youth softball fields, restroom and concession building, and open turf.
- Margaret Azevedo Park: located in the Whitney Ranch area of northwest Rocklin with soccer fields, a regulation-size baseball and softball field, playgrounds, restrooms, and off-street parking.
- Twin Oaks Park: hosts many sports organizations and has lighted sports fields for baseball and softball, basketball courts, tennis courts, soccer fields, and restrooms.
- Whitney Park: fields for soccer, baseball, and softball, water sprayground, playgrounds, picnic areas, and restrooms.
- Bolton Park: two playgrounds, half-court basketball court, open turn, covered picnic areas.
- Boulder Ridge Park: located at one of the highest points in Rocklin with views of the Sierras, Mt. Diablo, the Sutter Buttes, and downtown Sacramento with a basketball court, small covered picnic area, and playgrounds.
- Breen Park: large school-aged playground, preschool-aged playground, and two open-turf fields, and over 75 oak trees.
- Brigham & Hawes Park: views of the Sutter Buttes, two playgrounds, two half-court basketball courts, and covered picnic areas.
- Christine Anderson Park: a neighborhood park with a play structure, covered picnic tables, barbecues, and a butterfly garden.
- Clarke Dominguez Park: playground, picnic tables, benches, walking pathways, and two half-court basketball courts.
- Clover Valley Park: a neighborhood park with a historic granite bridge, large play area for kids, picnic tables, and barbecues.
- Corral-Alva Park: playground, covered picnic area, pathways, and open turf.
- Deer Creek Park: a neighborhood park that is a passive nature area.
- Gayaldo Park: located in the Yankee Hills subdivision with 2-acres, a covered picnic area, playground, pathways, and open turf area.
- Joe Hernandez Park: great for evening strolls with gorgeous views, playgrounds, small covered picnic area, benches, pathways, and a basketball court.
- Mansion Oaks Park: designed within the oak trees with two playgrounds, open-turf field, pathways, and one of the original granite bridges that went through the Whitney property.
- Monte Verde Park: a neighborhood park with a preschool-aged playground, small turf field, picnic tables, and benches.
- Monument Park: a neighborhood park with plenty of oak trees, small covered picnic area, picnic tables, barbecues, benches, a playground, and pathways that wind through the park and over a wooden bridge.
- Night Ridge Park: neighborhood park with barbecue areas, picnic tables, turf field, basketball court, drinking fountains, school-aged playgrounds, and preschool-aged playgrounds.
- Pebble Creek Park: a park tucked within a neighborhood adjacent to Cobblestone Elementary School with a playground, picnic tables, large oak trees, barbecue areas, and plenty of open space.
- Pernu Park: neighborhood park with a basketball court, swings, and covered picnic area.
- Peter Hill Heritage Park: located in historic downtown with the roundhouse monument, reconstructed “old firehouse”, old St. Mary’s Church, and a public fruit tree orchard.
- Pleasant Valley Creek Park: nestled along a seasonal creek full of heritage oak trees with a basketball court, youth playgrounds, picnic tables, barbecues, and a small open turf field.
- Quarry Park: the best park for community events, concerts, quiet nature walks, and play! This park has an amphitheater, playgrounds, trails, open space, and wildlife.
- Ruhkala Park: neighborhood park with a large turf field, picnic tables, preschool-aged playground, school-aged playground, barbecues, pathways, sand volleyball court, and a basketball court.
- Sasaki Park: half-court basketball court is the feature of this small neighborhood park.
- Sierra Meadows Park: basketball court, open turf field, playground, barbecue areas, and benches.
- Sonora Park: located next to Rock Creek Elementary School with a preschool-aged playground, school-aged playground, small covered picnic area, half-court basketball court, and a large turf field.
- Sunset East Park: a neighborhood park that is next to Antelope Creek with a half-court basketball court, play area, picnic tables, and barbecues.
- Sunset Whitney Recreation Area: the city of Rocklin is working on transforming 184 acres into gorgeous parkland for community gatherings and nature appreciation. Currently, the West Trails section of the park is open with a variety of walking paths.
- Vista Grande Park: a neighborhood park that is multi-functional with a half-court basketball court, multi-level play areas, picnic tables, a small turf field, barbecue areas, and benches.
- Wesley Park: two playgrounds, an open turf field, two half-court basketball courts, a small covered picnic area, and plenty of pathways.
- Wickman Park: neighborhood park with a play structure, turf field, walking path, benches, and a covered picnic area.
- Willard Park: a brand new park with a rubberized play surface, ramped access, musical and sensory features, a sandbox, little free library, hard-top seating BBQ area, grassy play areas, and more for children of all abilities.
- Woodside Park: neighborhood park with a basketball court, two play areas, picnic tables, barbecues, and decomposed granite pathways winding through a grove of oak trees.