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Discover the Top 5 Reasons to Move to Rancho Cordova

March 28, 2023

A family enjoying their Elliott home in Rancho Cordova.

After building top-quality homes in desirable communities throughout the Sacramento, Phoenix and Yuma areas for over a centuryElliott Homes fully understands that the area you live in is just as important as the home itself. Because of this, we don’t take the decision of moving into a new city lightly, and we know exactly what to look for to ensure our homeowners will receive a high-quality, incredible lifestyle that aligns with their needs—and the beautiful city of Rancho Cordova, California is sure to check off all of your boxes. Nestled in the heart of Sacramento County, Rancho Cordova is a thriving city with a lot to offer its residents—from its beautiful parks to its thriving business community and everything in between. And, with the addition of Elliott Homes' Rio Del Oro communities—Sutter and Placer—there are even more reasons to consider moving to this dynamic city.

Here are the top 5 reasons to move to Rancho Cordova and make Rio Del Oro your new home:

1. Phenomenal location

The 50 Corridor is a major transportation artery that runs from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe, and Rancho Cordova is located right on this important route. This means that residents of Rio Del Oro have easy access to some of the region's top employers, as well as to other major transportation routes. For those who work in the city, living on the 50 Corridor means a shorter commute and less time spent sitting in traffic. This can be a huge benefit, as commuting can be a major source of stress and can eat up a lot of valuable time. And, for those who work outside of the city, living on the 50 Corridor means easy access to other major job centers, including Folsom, El Dorado Hills and the Sierra foothills. 

But perhaps the biggest advantage of living on the 50 Corridor is the ability to enjoy all that the region has to offer. From the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains to the scenic American River, there are countless outdoor recreation opportunities just a short drive away from Rio Del Oro. With easy access to major transportation routes, residents can explore all that Northern California has to offer, from the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma to the beaches of the Bay Area and everywhere in between. 

2. Breathtaking nature

Speaking of outdoor recreation, Rancho Cordova residents have easy access to some of the most beautiful scenery in Northern California. The city is located along the American River, which offers miles of scenic trails for hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding. It is also surrounded by the beautiful rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains—which offer some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails in the region, with breathtaking views at every turn. And, in the winter, the Sierra Nevada Mountains are home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in Northern California.

On top of these gorgeous outdoor destinations, the area is home to several parks and nature preserves, including the beautiful Stone Creek Park and the popular Nimbus Flat State Park. These parks offer a variety of recreational opportunities, including playgrounds, sports fields and picnic areas. Rancho Cordova is the perfect place for nature lovers who don’t want to have to sacrifice big-city amenities to find the ultimate outdoor getaway. With its prime location along the American River and in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, residents can enjoy endless opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, skiing and more. 

3. Booming economy 

Rancho Cordova has a strong business community with a growing number of companies choosing to locate here. One of the most exciting recent additions is Solidigm, a tech company that is setting up its headquarters in Rancho Cordova. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative approach to research and development, Solidigm is attracting top talent from around the world and is poised to become a major player in the tech industry. In addition, the area is home to a plethora of other high-tech companies, including Intel, Hewlett-Packard and Aerojet Rocketdyne. These companies offer a variety of career opportunities, from research and development to marketing and sales.

But the opportunities for working professionals in Rancho Cordova go beyond just the technological field. The area is home to a number of major employers in industries, ranging from healthcare to finance to education. For example, Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health both have major operations in the area and are known for offering top-quality healthcare services and innovative research programs. And, with Sacramento State University just a short drive away, there are plenty of opportunities for continuing education and professional development.

4. Strong sense of community

Perhaps what stands out the most about Rancho Cordova is its strong sense of community and neighborly atmosphere. Despite having a population of over 80,000 people, this is a city where people look out for each other, and where neighbors come together to support one another. From community events like the Fourth of July parade to local charities and volunteer organizations, there are plenty of ways to get involved and make a difference in Rancho Cordova. And, with Rio Del Oro's tight-knit atmosphere, this community truly fits right in. 

5. Rio Del Oro

The city of Rancho Cordova offers a unique combination of infinite entertainment options, abundant nature and endless opportunities for personal and professional growth. It's no wonder that so many people are choosing to make this city their home—and with over 5,000 lots in Sutter and Placer at Rio Del Oro, everyone can experience the very best of Rancho Cordova living. Our team at Elliott Homes is proud to offer a wide range of home designs across both Rio Del Oro communities that cater to your personal needs and preferences—and we're committed to building high-quality homes that stand the test of time. We're honored to be a part of this vibrant city and look forward to helping you find your dream home in a community that is sure to exceed your expectations—so if you’re ready to start your new home journey in one of our Rio Del Oro communities, feel free to give us a call at (866) 984-1300 or contact us online!


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