About Elk Grove Real Estate and Elk Grove Communities
Elk Grove real estate consists of mostly single family homes, with some condominiums, some multi family properties and some country properties. Elk Grove real estate has been popular for the past decade or so, partly due to the proximity to Sacramento and to the Bay Area, along with our highly praised Elk Grove School District.
Elk Grove is a city just about 15 minutes south of Downtown Sacramento. The second-largest city in Sacramento County, Elk Grove earned the title of the fastest growing city in the U.S between July 1, 2004 and July 1, 2005. From Wikipedia – Elk Grove was founded in 1850 as a stage stop. It is located about 15 miles (24 km) south of historic Sutter’s Fort and thus became a crossroads for business, entertainment, mail service and agriculture, and acted as home base for gold miners in nearby communities. Initially, the town developed around a stage stop on the Monterey Trail, though after the railroad passed by east of town, Elk Grove’s center shifted to its present location. “Old Town” Elk Grove is located about a mile east of State Route 99 (formerly U.S. Route 99, the north-south artery of the California Central Valley). Although the town developed around agriculture, it would eventually become a residential suburb of Sacramento. Most newer housing developments in Elk Grove lie west between Highway 99 and Interstate 5, the major north-south highway for the U.S. West Coast, in two areas locally called “Laguna Creek” and “Laguna West”.
Elk Grove consists of 3 zip code areas. The oldest is 95624 and is located east of Highway 99. In this area you will find not only single family residential homes, but also the largest percentage of country properties in the Elk Grove area. Also in the 95624 zip code area is Old Town Elk Grove. You will hear “Laguna” referred to as the 95758 and 95757 zip code areas. Both of these zip code areas are located between Highway 99 and Interstate 5. The 95758 zip code area is located north of Elk Grove Boulevard and is the older of the two areas. 95757 zip code area is south of Elk Grove Boulevard and it consists of newer homes along with new construction currently being developed.
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