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History of Elk Grove
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Elk Grove is a city in Sacramento County California situated just south of the state capital of Sacramento. It is part of the Sacramento Arden Arcade Roseville City Area. The second biggest city in Sacramento County, Elk Grove was once the fastest growing city in the United States.

Elk Grove was founded in 1850 as a phase stop for travelers originating from Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Location, when the Elk Grove Hotel and Stage Stop was founded by James Hall and the town was subsequently called after the hotel.

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Elk Grove neighborhoods include Pleasant Grove Estates, Sheldon Heights, Bradshaw Ranch Estates, The Shires, Sheldon Woods, Sunburst Solar Ranchette, River Oak Estates, Laguna and many more.

The Elk Grove Unified School District is the 5th biggest school area in California and one of the fastest growing school districts in the country. It is located in southern Sacramento County. Those students participate in 38 elementary schools, eight intermediate schools, eight high schools and four alternative high schools.

There are likewise numerous independent schools in town. A local neighborhood college, Cosumnes River College, offers both occupation training and a transfer program to 4 year universities. Located neighboring are California State University, Sacramento and the University of California, Davis, as well as St. Mary’s College. Elk Grove is likewise the home of the private six-year Universalist religious college Mission Academy. California Northstate University College of Pharmacy transferred to Elk Grove close to Interstate 5.

The brand-new Elk Grove Public Library lies at 8900 Elk Grove Blvd in a modern-day two story structure. It relocated to this location from simply a block East. The library becomes part of the broader Sacramento Public Library system. The Elk Grove Library likewise serves neighboring neighborhoods such as Vineyard, Wilton, Sloughhouse, and Rancho Murieta. Extra public libraries supplement areas, such as the public Franklin High Library.

Elk Grove is serviced by a fared bus system called e-Tran that incorporates much of the city’s primary thoroughfares.

The Elk Grove Regional Park is the biggest park in the region with it’s well-known Pirates Island. Smaller sized parks include Morse Park and Camden Park.

Companies located in the Elk Grove area consist of ALLDATA, Citizens Telecommunications Company of California, and Frontier Communications of the Southwest.

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