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Buckhorn Grill got its start serving delicious tri-tip sandwiches at farmers markets in Napa in the late 1990s.

It’s been a major success since. And now residents of Rocklin can enjoy what expertly prepared California BBQ is all about at the new restaurant, which opened at the end of January on Crossing Drive.

For now, the restaurant has temporary operating hours, open 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday and 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Rocklin Crossings shopping center.

Serving certified angus beef tri-tip, Buckhorn also makes char-broiled chicken, pulled pork, ribs, salmon and sausage. You can buy the meats by the pound or include your preferred protein in a salad. Dressings include honey lime, ranch, honey basil, Caesar and sesame. The roadhouse salad is a favorite and is made with mixed greens, string beans, tomatoes, sweet walnuts, onions, blue cheese crumbles and honey basil vinaigrette.

Buckhorn sandwiches are hefty, packed with tri-tip, crispy chicken, salmon or pulled pork. The classic tri-tip sandwich is layered with caramelized onion and comes with au jus dipping sauce. Other sandwiches are assembled with bacon, cheese, chipotle sauce, avocado and other irresistible pairings that go well with the charbroiled meats.

Burgers are another option. The Buckhorn burger comes with roadhouse onions, cheddar cheese and sweet fire BBQ sauce. If you crave the best of both worlds, try tri-tip meat in your burger.

For a complete dinner experience, Buckhorn serves its meats on platters with exquisite sides, such as red mashers and gravy, mac and cheese, beans, roasted vegetables, broccoli salad and more.

For starters, visitors enjoy the pulled pork tacos, burnt ends, wings, fried pickles and other finger-licking good appetizers.

For a fun dinner date, don’t forget to take advantage of happy hour. Check the website for details on when to get special deals.

When you visit Buckhorn in Rocklin, like so many other eateries in the area, you will not be disappointed. Buckhorn joins a fantastic lineup of restaurants fit for any occasion. From quick eats to sit down and dine, Rocklin is home to many incredible places that please every appetite.

Buckhorn creates a special dining experience for the entire family not only with top-quality food, but also with its excellent customer service. Food comes out fast and is always fresh and delicious.


The popular neighborhood grocer just opened its doors for business in Rocklin.

Located off Rocklin Commons Drive, the new Trader Joe’s will occupy more than 10,000 square feet.

There’s great anticipation for Trader Joe’s. It may come to a surprise, but the store’s opening represents the region’s first new store in nearly a decade.

Residents can look forward to what they already love about Trader Joe’s at the new store, including colorful artwork that’s inspired by what makes Rocklin unique. Watch out for art showcasing Sierra College, Quarry Park and other Rocklin landmarks.

The national chain of neighborhood stores is committed to providing shoppers with great value and presenting them with unique food products that are of the highest quality.

Crew members are always happy to help and can recommend brands unique to Trader Joe’s. Shoppers can discover new foods they love and also stock up on everyday basics.

The store held a ribbon cutting event on Oct. 22.


What makes Rocklin such a special place to live?

Is it the excellent schools? Maybe the city’s diverse population and affordable cost of living are two big reasons.

According to a recent report by Money Magazine, there are plenty more reasons why residents and visitors alike gravitate toward everything Rocklin has to offer.

In its rankings, the magazine noted a little history. Over the last 10 years, Rocklin’s population has grown by leaps and bounds.

The fast growth is not hard to believe given the makeup of this incredible place.

As a suburb of the capital city, Rocklin has plenty to offer. From great schools, historical sites, shopping and dining opportunities to outdoor recreation, Rocklin is a standalone city that has it all.

Quarry Park drew plenty of praise from the ranking report. With adrenalin-inducing attractions, including rock climbing and ziplining, the park has established a reputation for a fun day out for the entire family. The park also offers paddle boating and an amphitheater.

Whitney Oaks Golf Club also received plenty of praise in the report, which uses a wide range of categories to rank cities.

Cost of living, economic opportunity, health, safety, housing market, quality of life and personal finance are some of the metrics used to derive the list, which puts Rocklin as No. 43.

Rocklin joins only one other California city to make the top-50 list.

Low crime rate was also a notable characteristic.

The community’s mix of first-class business, retail and recreation reminds residents and visitors of a bigger city setting. At the same time, the close-knit communities that make up Rocklin embrace a small-town energy and sense of community every day.

Residents also enjoy proximity to parks. There’s one less than half a mile from almost every door across the region.

Add in the city’s top employers, health care providers, entertainment, excellent schools and two thriving colleges, and you can truly see why Rocklin is one of the top cities in the nation.


In a cul-de-sac community north of Whitney Ranch Parkway on the Lincoln city line, the city of Rocklin added four new roadways and 83 properties this week.

Sunset Ranchos Investors’ final map for Whitney Ranch Phase II Units 62 and 69 was authorized by the Rocklin City Council at its regular bimonthly meeting on Aug. 10. Near Lincoln, the project is situated north of Whitney Ranch Parkway, east of Ranch View Drive and west of Whitney Oaks Drive.

Peter’s Way and Creek Bank Way are two new street entries off Whitney Ranch Parkway in the cul-de-sac community. Peter’s Court and Creek Bank Court are the dead ends of the two streets. The north rear walls of the community run parallel to the Lincoln border, where new residences are now being erected.

The Rocklin City Council authorized the initial preliminary subdivision map for the Whitney Ranch Phase II “Small Lot” development in 2008. According to a city of Rocklin staff study, this property represents a merger and resubdivision of the remainder of Whitney Ranch Phase II. A portion of lot “D” is designated as “open space” in the agreement.

The approval of final maps is routine, according to Rocklin authorities. If a final map is in considerable agreement with the prior map, a legislative body cannot refuse to approve it. With all costs paid and requirements satisfied, the city judged the revised map to be technically accurate.

The construction of the upgrades, such as sidewalks, gutters and lighting, is partially completed, and the developer has promised the outstanding work. However, the vacant properties on Peter’s Way have yet to be developed.

The city will retain Landscape Lots A, B and C as well as Open Space Lot D, which are available for “dedication in the fee.”

According to authorities, Community Facilities District No. 5 will cover the costs of maintaining the landscaping lots and the open space lot.

Contact us today if you are looking for real estate in Placer County!


On September 5th, Rocklin’s Quarry Park Amphitheater will host Rocking the Quarry, a one-day music festival that will include tribute bands.

These bands will perform covers of some of the best pop music from the 1970s and 1980s. Fans can look forward to an afternoon of chilled beer and musical tributes to Pat Benatar, ZZ Top, Bebop rock n’ roll, The Eagles, Journey and John Cougar Mellencamp.

It’s time to let your hair down and have some fun with a tribute to older music, eccentric fashions and the era that brought us big hair!

Tickets range in price from $25 to $150 and may be purchased online.

Rocklin has many great community events in the area year-round, which is yet another reason why people like to live here.

Contact us today if you or a loved one wants to move to the wonderful Rocklin community.


Today, the region is evolving, with a population of about 260,000 people that is expanding and becoming more diverse. Roseville consistently ranks at the top of best places to live and best places to retire lists, thanks to a growing economy, an educated workforce and a network of safe neighborhoods. Roseville is the 43rd biggest city in California and Placer County has also been named first in California for Quality of Life.

Residential Influx

Placer County continues to progress into the contemporary era as the number of new people increases. With the publication of the 2020 Census, it looks that the migration into South Placer is not slowing down.

Roseville’s population has increased by 18% or more in the last decade to over 147,000 people. Rocklin, a neighboring city, has witnessed a population increase of more than 20% to over 71,000 people.

According to current U.S. census data, foreign-born people account for roughly 13% of the population, which is close to the national average.

Roseville is a fantastic mid-sized city for individuals searching for a less congested and more inexpensive location to call home. Mid-sized cities are the ideal balance between a big metropolis and a small village. When it comes to relocating, we all have different qualities we seek in a neighborhood, and it can be tough to find a place that fulfills all of our requirements.

Roseville is the city for you if you or a loved one are seeking a reasonable place to call home. If you’re considering relocating to Placer County, give us a call today.


A bike pump track at Whitney Community Park is closer to becoming a reality after the City Council authorized a request for a bid to construct the complex to be submitted. The track design and supporting infrastructure will help the City Council better comprehend the project’s costs and identify potential construction roadblocks.

Bike pump tracks are becoming increasingly popular in the greater Sacramento area. These tracks are usually made of dirt but can also be paved. The track is set up in a closed loop with varying-sized mounds for riders to navigate.

Rather than learning on more challenging terrain such as mountain biking trails, a bike pump track allows cyclists of all ages to practice off-road bicycling. Riders can navigate the track in numerous ways thanks to a combination of routes, intersections and bends in the park’s design.

The track will provide a safe environment for everyone to experience the benefits of off-road riding in a small, supervised area. Riders will have access to an area where they can work on cardiovascular fitness as well as personal empowerment navigation obstacles. In addition, the bike pump track is expected to boost local economic growth and improve off-road cycling tourism earnings.

The project was spearheaded by the Rocklin Bike Coalition, which aims to develop inclusive recreational amenities that will benefit families and visitors of Rocklin.


Get ready for Rocklin Brewfest 2021! This year’s event will take place on October 2 at Johnson-Springview Park. 

More than 35 brewers will be on hand offering samples of their best brews. This year, we will also highlight seven wineries for wine enthusiasts.

  • Tickets are $45 if purchased in advance and $55 if purchased on the day of the event.
  • Doors open at 1 p.m.; pouring begins at 1:30 p.m. and stops at 4:30 p.m.
  • Must be 21 and older to attend.
  • With the exception of support animals, animals are not permitted inside the event.
  • Outside ice chests or containers are not permitted.

Visit for more information!


The Rocklin Planning Commission is reviewing a proposal for a major national farm supply retailer to be the centerpiece of a new retail center.

Tractor Supply Co., the nation’s largest retailer of its kind, serves the needs of recreational farmers, ranchers and people who thrive on rural living. It’s been at it for more than 80 years and when it opens, the store will offer over 12,000 square feet of outdoor sales floor for larger products, in addition to a 4,445-square-foot greenhouse.

Products at Tractor Supply include goods for the home, surrounding land, pets and animals. The company customizes the customer experience through its varied product offerings, exclusive brands and large staff to answer all customer questions.

Other products include clothing, equine supplies, tractors (of course), fencing, irrigation parts, power tools and so much more.

The new Rocklin store will cover 22,000 square feet and will be next to space for future retail.

The city and the company are working on details about its outdoor sales space, which requires additional fencing and walling.

Tractor Supply Co. showed intentions of bringing a store to the area several years ago, receiving city approval for the project before it ultimately held off. Now, it’s on the verge of finding a new home in Rocklin along Lonetree Boulevard.


The Rocklin City Council is exploring whether to build a bike pump track. Pump tracks stand out from other riding parks because they have banked turns, hills, berms and other rolling features that allow riders to maximize their momentum to ride, twist and turn.

In some ways, a bike pumping track is like a rollercoaster. The ups and downs build riders’ handling skills and let them progress through the course with an assist from gravity. The track is designed with accessibility in mind too. You don’t have to be an expert. Riders of all levels can take something away from the track.

The concept tracks are gaining steam in other communities, where they are popping up near trails, skill parks and community parks. Nearby cities such as Elk Grove and Auburn have moved ahead with plans of their own.

Several sites in Rocklin are under consideration for the new recreation track including Margaret Azevedo, Johnson-Springview, Twins Oaks and Whitney parks.

Community members and the Rocklin Bike Coalition have expressed interest in bringing a high-thrill course to Rocklin. Supporters envision a free park for everyone to enjoy.

Rocklin’s Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission supports researching the feasibility of bringing a bike pump tracking park to Rocklin.


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