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Moving to Sacramento for new job

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FullGlass has 1 years experience as a BSN, MSN, NP and specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care.

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Hello all,

I'm moving to Sacramento soon for a new NP job.  The clinic is in South Sacramento, near Elk Grove.  I'm not familiar with Sacramento and would appreciate any tips on living there, best places to live, etc.  I'm thinking of living in Elk Grove.

 

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I have lived in the Sacramento area for about ten years now.  South Sac does not have the safest neighborhoods but Elk Grove is fairly good.  There are good and not-so-good parts of every area of Sacramento.  If you are going to be working in South Sac then Elk Grove is a good choice so your commute will not take too long.  You definitely would not want to commute to your job from anywhere like Roseville (which is nice) or Citrus Heights.  As far as the best places to live, I would have to say that is rather subjective.  Some people like the cleanliness and safety of Rocklin, Granite Bay or Folsom.  I would personally not live in any of those places because the houses are expensive and I am not one to live in suburbia with the chain restaurants and malls.  I like the Land Park neighborhood, East Sacramento, and Midtown areas. 

Sacramento is an excellent choice for nurses.  The pay is high and the cost of living believe it or not is not so bad.  A lot of nurses make more money here than in Los Angeles or New York City - no joke.  A friend's cousin works in NYC with 11 years experience and was bragging about her $60/hour job.  New Grads start out at $55-$60 in Sacramento.  :)

 

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