All you need to know about Sacramento

Sacramento is the capital of California and the government centre for Sacramento County. The city is located 90 miles north-east of San Francisco and lies at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River. With a population of over 500,000, it’s the sixth most populated city in California and remains a sought-after destination for business travellers. SilverDoor serviced apartments offer more space, flexibility, and privacy for business travel and corporate housing in the area situates guests close to international and national businesses. The main language spoken here is English and the currency used is the US dollar, making relocating and business travel easier.

Sacramento has a somewhat Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and damp, mild winters. The wet season is generally from October through to April. Corporate housing in Sacramento offers cooling accommodation during the hot summer climates, with a cosy contrast in winter.

Sacramento has a rich history dating back to the 19th century when John Sutter arrived at the confluence and established a fort with the intention of developing the area into an agricultural community. At the discovery of gold in 1848, Sacramento was transformed into a trading and mining town with an increased population. This discovery was known as the ‘Gold Rush’. The area continued to grow and became the city it is today. Such developments in Sacramento attracted business travellers looking for new opportunities and corporate accommodation made an increase within the city

Sacramento is known for its government and real estate-related industries. Other important sectors include health care, agriculture, technology and education. The top employers in Sacramento are the State of California, UC Davis Health and Intel. The city’s central business district is Downtown Sacramento – which is generally defined as the area south of the American River and east of the Sacramento River. The central business district is a prime spot for corporate housing and all serviced apartments in Sacramento situate guests in prime locations and within close proximity to these dominant industries in the area.

There are many things to do and see in Sacramento including visiting the California State Capitol museum where there is a range of great exhibits. The California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento Historic District are also interesting places to visit. There is also a zoo in the city which houses many native and endangered species. Business travellers can take full advantage of these attractions; take time out and explore Sacramento.

Sacramento is an easily accessible city with three airports just outside the city centre: Mather Airport, Sacramento McClellan Airport and Sacramento International Airport. It’s served by several highways and freeways including Interstate 80, which connects San Francisco and Reno. Interstate 5 also runs through Sacramento and heads north to Redding and south towards the California Central Valley and Los Angeles. The main train station in Sacramento is Valley Rail Station, which serves all the many cities in the area. Corporate housing provides accommodation close to transport links throughout the city.

Sacramento's corporate housing is of a high standard and serves as an excellent accommodation option. Choose SilverDoor Apartment to help you find your perfect corporate housing and serviced apartment in Sacramento.