A new ranking of America’s best cities to live places Roseville at No. 8.

Noting its history as a former stagecoach stop, Roseville is now a vibrant community and Placer County’s largest city.

With plenty of things to do in and around town, and with its safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, entertainment options and abundance of retail and dining outlets, Roseville was a favorite from the beginning.

Using nine major categories, such as city amenities, housing, health, education and economy, Roseville scored 744 out of 900 possible points.

Livability lives up to its name in compiling and ranking the nation’s best cities.

Each year, the company analyzes troves of data and studies thousands of American cities to find what makes them tick and stand out. Using all types of sources, from the U.S. Census, EPA and other major agencies and groups, the report also relies on data from major private-sector enterprises for a comprehensive look into the country’s best places to live.

In 2021, Livability ranked more than 2,300 cities and scored them based on the major categories.

New this year, given the rise of remote work, Livability accounted for how accommodating or easy it is for residents to work remotely in each city.

Roseville shined in this area. That’s because residents have easy access to broadband and high-speed internet. Roseville also has good population density and a thriving business community.

The survey also asked people about factors that mean the most to them if they’re considering relocation. If they had to move, then the new city must be affordable, diverse, inclusive and have plenty of employment opportunities. And Roseville certainly fits the bill.

Here are some highlights from Roseville’s report:

  • Favorite places to eat: Mikuni Japanese Restaurant
  • Weekend escapes: Woodcreek and TopGolf
  • Favorite drink: Platinum Wine Lounge
  • Top college: Sierra College
  • Employers to work for: Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente and Adventist Health
  • Added perks: Affordable living and proximity to the Bay Area and other Northern California destinations


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