Laguna West-Lakeside, CA
Laguna West formally became a part of the city of Elk Grove, December 15th of 2003. Laguna West-Lakeside residents are now able to experience the many added benefits of belonging to the largest city in the county of Sacramento. The uniqueness of Laguna West-Lakeside continues to attract homeowners looking for the beauty and many specialties offered by this community.
Laguna West-Lakeside is situated in the historic gold field area that first brought miners to the state in 1849. Elk Grove was a hotel and stage stop in 1850. Only 15 miles south of Sutter's Fort, the area became a center for business, entertainment, mail service and agricultural ventures. The community today remains a business and entertainment center that is independent of nearby Sacramento.
Recreation and Attractions
The 120-acre Elk Grove Park draws teams from around the county for softball tournaments. The park also hosts the annual Strauss Festival, which recreates 18th century Vienna in four open-air performances each July. Other nearby areas of interest include the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Lake Tahoe for camping, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and other seasonal sports. San Francisco and many Pacific Ocean coastal attractions are equally accessible.
Californiaís state capital, Sacramento, is a short 20 minute drive from Laguna West. Residents and visitors have plenty of areas of interest to visit here in Sacramento, including the State Capitol building, the Governorís Mansion State Historic Park, the State Library, and Old Sacramento, which is a four-block area that served as the commercial center during the Gold Rush. Many museum, restaurants and shops are located here in Old Sacramento.
The Sacramento River offers paddleboat tours, houseboat trips on the Delta, water-skiing, jet skiing, fishing, canoeing and sailing. The American River also has boating and fishing. For fans of professional sports, the Sacramento Kings tip off at Arco Arena. Other popular attractions are the Sacramento Zoo, the California Military Museum and the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
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