Roseville is the perfect combination of a peaceful suburban environment with the vibrance and activities of a small city. As the largest city in Placer County, Roseville has a variety of communities with lovely homes, plenty of local businesses, and beautiful outdoor spaces.
Below is a complete guide to this incredible city, from activities to do on the weekend to the best restaurants to enjoy!
Roseville offers the benefits of a suburban lifestyle with its quality homes and plenty of activity to go around. Most of the city consists of distinct neighborhoods, shopping centers, local restaurants, natural walking paths, plenty of parks, and so much more.
One of the best perks to living in Roseville is its access. Located along I-80 in Placer County, you’re just a short drive away from shopping, hiking, and road trip destinations. If you’re in the mood for the city or want to take a trip to the snow, Roseville is only a 2-hour drive to Tahoe or San Francisco from its convenient location. It’s also only 10 minutes away from Folsom Lake! You truly get the best of both worlds living in Roseville. You’ll find a small-town, tight-knit community to call home with easy access to the city, nature, and everything in between.
Weather in Roseville
Roseville benefits from the quintessential temperate California weather! Generally, the weather lands in the ’70-’80s with hot summers and cooler, wet, and partly cloudy winters. Temperatures vary throughout the year from 39°F to 96°F, and rarely goes above 104°F or below 32°F.
Communities in Roseville
- Crocker Ranch: Crocker Ranch is an excellent master-planned community that is attractive to the professional who desires to drive less, but has the green-space urban lifestyle that most want to call home. As a whole, all of the Crocker Ranch homes are upscale, elegant, and family-friendly, often with patios and beautiful backyard barbecue facilities.
Neighborhoods in Crocker Ranch include:
- Casa Bella: Mid-ranged prices for homes are around $500k and built in 2007.
- Esquire at Crocker Ranch: Luxury homes priced in the $900k’s and are the ultimate upscale mansions.
- Crocker Ranch Vianza: A gated community with homes priced in the mid $600k's and built in 2004.
- Mira Bella: This neighborhood offers a wider variety and price-point in homes, starting around $500k. These were designed to remind one of the old European villages.
- New homes in the Village at Crocker Ranch: Prices for these new homes range from the mid $300k's to almost $500k, with square footages from just under 1400 to just over 2400 sq ft.
- Del Webb Sun City: This spectacular 55+ adult community is perfect for active adults that want every kind of amenity and planned activities. Sun City is resort living at its finest! It sits on 1200 acres of nature preserves, ponds, creeks, and impeccably maintained golf greens.
Amenities are endless, from pools to tennis to two award-winning golf courses and a country club. A state of the art fitness center, indoor lap pool, aerobics classes, tennis courts, and a beautiful outdoor pool are all part of the package. Over 100 acres of trails, greenery, and open space is ideal for walking, biking, or jogging.
- Fiddyment Farms: Fiddyment Farm, the community, is one of the newest developing areas in Roseville. The master-planned development will delight its residents with parks, trails, and community schools, all with winding creeks and wetlands. Most neighborhoods will have HOA's and private neighborhood amenities.
Fun fact: Fiddyment Farms is perhaps best known for growing and selling some of the best gourmet pistachios in the country.
- Highland Park: Highland Park was first developed early in 2001-2002. There are a variety of home types and floor plans, so the community is a mixture of styles, sizes, and prices. Prices range from the $400,000's to the high $500,000's.
- Johnson Ranch: Johnson Ranch is one of the most interesting communities in Northern California, full of ancient history and a modern-day lifestyle that reflects family living at its finest. Prices range from around $300,000 to $600,000 and consist of mainly single-family homes.
Developed in the mid-'90s, many of the houses are bungalow style, with many wonderful amenities such as pools, outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, 2 and 3 car garages, tile roofs, and large landscaped lots. Homes are divided into neighborhoods such as Courtside, Hampton Village, Emerson Place, Alder Point, and Wellington. Some have HOA's and some do not.
- Morgan Creek: One of the finest gated communities in Roseville is Morgan Creek. Built around the Morgan Creek 18 hole golf course, the development encompasses about 550 acres of lakes, parks, and golf greens. Homes often feature private pools, outdoor cooking, and dining facilities, and exquisitely landscaped yards with patios, spas, waterfalls, and tropical foliage.
Prices range from about $550,000 to over a million for the large golf homes with a pool and a view. It's not unusual to find multiple fireplaces, 3 car garages, and central vacuum systems in all the homes.
- Olympus Pointe: Olympus Pointe is a community made up of several different neighborhoods with prices that range from affordable to very upscale luxury properties. Higher-end luxury homes as well as some apartments and condominiums can also be found in Olympus's Granite Bay Pointe neighborhood.
- Stone Canyon: Stone Canyon is a gated community of executive homes originally developed in 1999 and is one of Roseville's most prestigious neighborhoods. Homes are mostly Meditteranean style, and many have private pools, multiple fireplaces, 3 car garages, and elaborately landscaped backyard entertainment areas. The community has some private walking/bike trails and is located just off Roseville Parkway.
Homes for sale in this very desirable community are sometimes rare, so if you are interested, you need to sign up for our email notifications or call us directly so we can watch for new listings.
- Stoneridge: Stoneridge is a mostly gated, master-planned community of very upscale homes with extra-large lots and elegant two-story or ranch style homes on landscaped streets. Prices start at around $400,000 for smaller homes and range upwards of $600,000 to a million in gated neighborhoods such as Saratoga or Tiburon.
Stoneridge is minutes from the Galleria Mall and The Fountains. There are awesome walking/bike trails that go throughout the neighborhoods and lead to much more extensive trails throughout Roseville.
- WestPark: Homes in Westpark come in all sizes and shapes, with many being energy efficient, solar-powered, and loaded with every state-of-the-art amenity. Many have swimming pools, backyard entertainment settings, and privacy fencing.
Homes range from 3 to 5 bedrooms on average and are priced from $300,000 to $600,000 or more. There is a very wide variety of models and price points - something for everyone.
School Districts in Roseville
There are many highly rated schools throughout the city of Roseville, including Blue Oaks Elementary School, Olympus Junior High School, Oakmont High School, Junction Elementary School, Barbara Chilton Middle School, Woodcreek High School, Excelsior Elementary School, and Silverado Middle School.
Top Restaurants in Roseville
- Sienna Modern American: Owned by a pair of entrepreneurial spirits, Sienna Modern American hopes to bring the wine country to the suburbs. Their menu is absolutely delectable as well!
- The Monk’s Cellar: With a strong love for the local community, incredible food, and great beer, the founder of The Monk’s Cellar was inspired to create a place where these three elements could be a part of everyday life.
- House of Oliver: House of Oliver is a special place in Placer County. As Roseville’s premier wine bar and bistro, this is the perfect place to come relax, sip on some wine, and enjoy live music on the weekend.
- Zocalo: If you’re in the mood for delicious Mexican food, we recommend Zocalo. They are open for lunch and dinner, and although they tend to stay busy, it’s well worth the wait.
- Flame & Fire Brazilian Steakhouse: If you like abundant dining experiences, check out Flame & Fire. Born from an authentic tradition from the South of Brazil, Flame & Fire Brazilian Steakhouse provides guests with an authentic culture of great food and warm hospitality.
- My Thai Kitchen: My Thai Kitchen, or MTK, is located in the Stone Point Shopping Center and makes their food fresh one meal at a time. They also offer hosting services for large parties and special events!
- Bennett’s: If your food preference sounds something like paleo, gluten-free, keto, vegan, and heart-healthy — you’ll want to check out Bennett’s. They offer breakfast on the weekends and serve contemporary food offerings for lunch and dinner throughout the week.
- LazyDog: LazyDog is the perfect kind of place to take family or friends out for a casual meal with a fun and upbeat atmosphere. Their menu features a host of delicious options, from salads to burgers to noodles to delicious desserts.
- Nixtaco: At Nixtaco, you’ll find quality-focused retail specialty taqueria. Located near the “farm to fork” capital, Nixtaco sources and uses the finest ingredients and traditional techniques to create truly remarkable dishes.
- Eureka!: Some days, you just need to enjoy a good burger. When that day comes, check out Eureka! in Roseville. They are open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
Top Activities in Roseville
- Fountains at Roseville: One of the best shopping options in Roseville, the Fountains is an outdoor shopping center with fire pits, seating areas, a variety of stores, and lovely restaurants.
- Westfield Galleria at Roseville: The Galleria is a premier mall in Roseville with hundreds of stores and restaurants to enjoy. If you love shopping, you’re going to love spending your free time here.
- Local Restaurants: The short list of restaurants listed in this blog post is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of dining choices in the area. Enjoy a host of local restaurants in Roseville, or take a short drive to Sacramento, where you will find Sacramento, the “farm to fork” capital of the world!
- Local Coffee Shops: If you love coffee, moving to Roseville is a great choice. You’ll find a host of local and unique coffee shops, such as Four Score Coffee House, Shady Coffee & Tea, World Traveler Coffee Roasters, and Bloom Coffee & Tea.
- Miners Ravine Trail Loop: A great way to stay active and inspired, the Miners Ravine Trail Loop is 8.4 miles of out and back trail near Roseville. This is the perfect trail for hiking, walking, running, road biking, and is good for all skill levels. It is also pet-friendly with a leash.
- Folsom Lake: One way to beat the intense summer heat of Placer County is to take advantage of the rivers and lakes in the area. One of the most accessible options is Folsom Lake. So grab your floaties and enjoy the cool water!
- Day Trips: There are plenty of drive-worthy destinations surrounding Roseville. Take a day trip to Tahoe for snow in the winter or lakes in the summer! San Francisco has plenty of food, activities, and cultures for you to explore for a day. You won't have to drive far to find a beach either, so you can enjoy any type of climate you're in the mood for.
- TopGolf Roseville: TopGolf is one of the most entertaining destinations in Roseville! Ideal for birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, corporate events, a night out with friends, or a simple date night, you are sure to enjoy the upbeat environment, fun snack foods, and have fun practicing your swing.
- 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!
- Roseville Golfland Sunsplash: The perfect all-day activity for the whole family! Golfland Sunsplash has an award-winning mini-golf course, a water park with water slides, an arcade, go-kart racing, and over 30 rides and attractions!
Parks in Roseville
Roseville has over 65 parks! So you will not be missing out on outdoor spaces if you live in Roseville. Below is a list of the top 15 parks:
- Royer Park: This neighborhood park not only has the Children’s Art Center, but it has picnic areas, play areas, a soccer field, a baseball and softball field, horseshoe pits, basketball and tennis courts, and bike trail connections.
- Mahany Park: This large park features an all-weather field, a baseball and softball field, a multi-use field, open turf areas, picnic areas, playgrounds, tennis courts, water play area, and walking trails are close by.
- Maidu Regional Park: Looking for a park in East Roseville? You can’t miss the 152 acres that make up Maidu Regional Park. The area also includes a community center, library, veteran’s memorial rose garden, and a museum and historic site. The features also include a softball complex, soccer complex, covered soccer arena, skate park, basketball court, walking and biking paths, several picnic areas, and a playground.
- Diamond Oaks Park: This small neighborhood park is perfect for a quick evening playtime with the family. Features include a play area, baseball field, two picnic areas, and a multi-purpose hard court.
- Hillsborough Park: Another small neighborhood park has picnic and play areas, swings, two baseball and softball fields, a soccer field, and a basketball court.
- Misty Wood Park: If you live near Pleasant Grove Blvd Misty Wood Dr in Roseville, check out Misty Wood Park. A very small park that features picnic tables, a cute play area, and a half-court basketball court.
- Bear Dog Park: Dog lovers will enjoy this all-inclusive dog park in Roseville. It includes an off-leash area for exercise for large dogs and another one for small dogs, each with an agility play area, a walking trail, and benches.
- Sculpture Park: This unique park is one of the trailheads for the Miner’s Ravine bike trail. Featuring a large sculpture called “Cosmos,” it was dedicated to the people of Roseville by a local developer.
- Lincoln Estates Park: This neighborhood park has a children’s play area, a basketball court, picnic areas, and a baseball field.
- Pineschi Park: Pineschi Park is a neighborhood park that has a play area with swings, a soccer field, half-court for basketball, and covered picnic areas.
- Saugstad Park: A simple neighborhood park that comes with two picnic areas, two baseball or softball fields, a bike trail connection, and a play area.
- Marco Dog Park: Another lovely dog park in Roseville is Marco Dog Park. Although small, it features trees, open turf areas, fire hydrants, and a water fountain.
- Kaseberg Park: Kaseberg Park features play areas with swings, two baseball/softball fields, a soccer field, two picnic areas, two horseshoe pits, and sand volleyball.
- Lockridge Park: This small park has a playground, multiple picnic areas, swings, a soccer field, and a baseball field.
- Wanish Park: Another charming neighborhood park located off of Junction Blvd and Americana Way in Roseville. Locals enjoy its picnic area, baseball field, and play areas for children.