If you’re considering Northern California as your next home, be sure to consider the lovely town of Wheatland. Resting at the edge of the spectacular Sacramento Valley, Wheatland offers small-town charm and boasts breathtaking natural landscapes, rich local agriculture, and more. Read on for our top 8 reasons why you should consider calling Wheatland your new home.

 1. Affordability

If you love the idea of urban attractions but not the expense, Wheatland could be an excellent option for you. While the city is located just 36 miles from Sacramento, that short drive makes a big difference in terms of home prices: As of July 2022, Zillow reports that the average home value in Wheatland is about $484k, compared to $511k in nearby Sacramento.

Home Value Wheatland vs. Sacramento - Reasons to Move to Wheatland, California

2. Safety

For families with young children, or anyone who’d like to rest easy in their new home, safety is another of Wheatland’s strong points. According to Sperling’s Best Places, Wheatland’s violent crime ranking of 12.6 (out of 100) is half that of the violent crime ranking for the state of California, and Wheatland’s property crime ranking is 40% less than the California average.  Compared to Sacramento, Wheatland’s violent crime rate is 64% below average, with a property crime rate that’s 52% less than Sacramento’s.

Crime Rates Wheatland vs. Sacramento vs. California - Reasons to Move to Wheatland California

3. Small-town charm

In Wheatland, small-town charm is everywhere you look. Stroll through the historic downtown, drop by the Wheatland History Museum, and explore the town’s rich history in the heart of gold rush country. Pick up all the necessities at neighborhood mom and pop stores, and spend the afternoon browsing thrift stores, vintage markets, and more.  Enjoy a tranquil pace of life with a unique character.

4. Entertainment and Local Cuisine

You don’t have to leave Wheatland for some of the biggest names and events in entertainment, thanks to the glittering Toyota Amphitheatre; unforgettable live music and exciting shows will be just outside your doorstep year-round. 

Have dinner before the show at one of Wheatland’s unique local restaurants, or pick up farm-fresh produce at the Wheatland Fruit Stand.

Better yet — head to Salle Orchards, Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm, or the nearby Marysville Peach Festival to enjoy the best of local agriculture. 

Not to mention a variety of local wine and brew houses nearby.

5. Nature and Recreation

Camping at Folson Lake in Wheatland California - Reasons to Move to Wheatland, CA

Whether you’d rather hike, stargaze, camp, go horseback riding, or all of the above, you’ll have plenty of options in Wheatland. Nestled at the base of the Sierra foothills, the bustling Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, offers all these activities and more.

Or spend the day taking in the natural beauty of Camp Far West Lake recreation area.

If you’d like to practice your backswing, several area golf courses are within easy reach.

6. Proximity to Sacramento

Wheatland residents always have the option for a colorful day trip in Sacramento, less than 40 miles away. Sample Sacramento’s vibrant dining and entertainment options, try your luck at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento, or visit the California Automobile Museum, just to name a few ideas. Families with children will love the Sacramento Children’s Museum, Powerhouse Science Center, or the Sacramento Zoo for an afternoon that’s both educational and fun.

 7. Convenient Commuting and Travel

Sacramento isn’t the only destination within easy reach of Wheatland. The charming towns of Marysville and Roseville are within 25 miles, and Wheatland residents can drive over to Lake Tahoe or San Francisco in less than two hours. For travelers, Sacramento International Airport is only 32 miles away.  You’ll also enjoy simplified commuting options, with easy access to CA-65 and CA-70.

 8. A Vibrant New Community

Aspire at Caliterra Ranch - New Homes in Wheatland CA

Aspire at Caliterra Ranch

Take in everything Wheatland has to offer at Aspire at Caliterra Ranch, our new community of elegant single-family homes. Surrounded by meadows and featuring a neighborhood playground, this community is perfect for first-time homeowners, growing families, or anyone who’s ready to start their next chapter in a high-quality home.  Ranging from 1,711 to 2,548 square feet, these one- and two-story homes are drenched in natural light, featuring open layouts, modern kitchens, relaxing spa baths, and more.

Aspire at Caliterra Ranch also offers Looks – a simplified and transparent way to create a beautiful interior. Choose from three distinct options – Farmhouse, Loft, and Elements – which each offer unique palettes and details, carefully assembled to evoke a specific atmosphere. With Looks, there are no hidden fees or costs – everything is up front and curated to provide you with the best-looking home for the best possible price.

Reach out today to learn even more reasons why Wheatland might be the perfect place for you to call home.

Last Updated on September 29, 2022