Consider Roseville CA for shopping, entertainment and museums

Roseville CA archRoseville, California is located in Placer County along the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley at the base of the Sierra Valley foothills. A progressive city with an eye on the future, rooted in the historical railroad tradition, the town was developed by disappointed miners from the Gold Rush and has blossomed into a fully developed and independent city with an estimated population of over 120,000 residents.

The settlement was originally a stage coach station called Griders. When the railroad arrived the name was changed to Junction and then to Roseville. The Roseville post office opened in 1864 and the city incorporated in 1909.

Typical of Northern California, Roseville has a Mediterranean climate characterized by cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers. The “wet season” is generally October through April.

The top 10 employers in Roseville are; Kaiser Permanente, Hewlett Packard, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Roseville Joint Union High School District, City of Roseville, Union Pacific Railroad, Roseville City School District, Walmart, Telefunken Semiconductors USA, and Pride Industries.

Shopping plays a vital role in the economy of Roseville, which has the eleventh highest retail sales of all California cities as of 2008. Roseville is considered a regional shopping destination, with the Westfield Galleria and the Fountains at Roseville being the two main shopping centers in the city. In addition, Roseville has many shopping plazas surrounding the Galleria and the Douglas Boulevard financial corridor.

Roseville also has a wide variety of cultural and entertainment venues, in and around the city, providing residents and visitors a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.s

Music lovers can enjoy Music in the Park and Downtown Tuesday Nights, and for the live theater enthusiasts there is the Civic Theater West.  Families can enjoy Denio’s Farmers Market and Swap Meet, and Roseville’s museums, and if you prefer fine wineries, Roseville is close to Placer County and the Napa Valley.

Roseville is an amazing place to raise a family with an abundance of recreational programs, numerous neighborhood parks, state of the art fitness centers, wonderful golf courses and thousands of acres of open space.

Several of Roseville’s schools have received the ‘California Distinguished School Awards” from the California Department of  Education and Roseville is within driving distance of Sierra Community College, California State University, Sacramento and University of California, Davis.

If you are considering living in Northern California, Roseville is a great place to live. Contact a local Century 21 M&M agent at (800) 350-1548 get started finding the home of your dreams.

Decks and Patios; California Living at it’s Best

decks and patios; the best of Northern California LivingThe climate in Northern California is similar to the Mediterranean area; Warm to hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters. And, like the Mediterranean area, here in Northern California we love to extend our living areas to outside decks and patios.

Century 21 M&M Realtors understand the importance of finding just the right home for their clients, so if you ask them to find you a home with a deck or patio – you can rest assured that they will find exactly what you are looking for.

With this in mind, we thought it might be a good idea to describe deck and patio options. The difference between a deck and patio is:

“In architecture, a deck is a flat surface capable of supporting weight, similar to a floor, but typically constructed outdoors, often elevated from the ground, and usually connected to a building.” From Wikipedia

And, “A patio (from the Spanish: patio meaning ‘back garden’ or ‘backyard’) is an outdoor space generally used for dining or recreation that often adjoins a residence and is typically paved.” From Wikipedia

Decks are the predominate outdoor living areas used on hillside locations. Some hillside homes have several levels of decks; a lower level structure to enter the home from, an mid-level structure off of the living area for outdoor living (sometimes known as a terrace) and upper level structures often used as an outdoor retreats off the bedrooms.

Sometimes a flat roof is used as an outdoor living area, especially in areas where you need to get up high to enjoy the view, like at the beach!

Usually the materials used to construct a deck are wood, or wood like, such as a composite or vinyl.

In multi-story buildings, decks are often used as walkways from one suite to another. Often in commercial applications, these structures are constructed of lightweight concrete.

Covered or not, a deck is a versatile structure that provides a level surface for convenient outdoor living in extreme elevations and tight spaces.

Patios are paved areas outside of a home or business, at ground level. Patios are often used for dining and recreation. Concrete, stone slabs, pavers and bricks are typical of the products used for this type of structure. The base is often formed of a compacted hard core (sometimes stone chips), then a layer of sand, and finally the construction material (sometimes set with mortar).

The firmness and stability of the base is essential to the sturdiness of the top layer of construction material. Patios that hold a lot of weight (such as a spa) require stronger foundations than those that are designed for light use (such as a dining area).

Whatever your budget, decks or patios are outdoor living ideas that expand your living space. Whether we are dining, entertaining or just relaxing, most of us appreciate outdoor living spaces.

Contact a Century 21 M&M Realtor at (800)350-1548 today, and ask for help to find the deck or patio of your dreams. And, start living the California lifestyle, enjoying the mild winters and warm summers.

7th Annual Century 21 M&M Charity Golf Classic on May 14, 2012

7th Annual Century 21 M&M Charity Golf Tournament, Turlock CAAnnouncing the 7th Annual Century 21 M&M and Associates Charity Golf Classic on Monday May 14th, 2012 at the Turlock Golf & Country Club, 10532 North Golf Link Road, Turlock, CA. All proceeds benefiting the Turlock Salvation Army.

Check-In starts at 9am for Registration, Tee Gift and Golf Contest. At 11am a BBQ lunch is provided before the tournament, with appetizers and beverages provided on the course. Join in the fun for a hole-in-one & longest drive contest, a photo session and Hors D’Oeuvres served at 5pm during the Auction/Raffle.

The Registration Fee is $500.00 for a foursome, or $125.00 per person with Super Tickets available for $25.00 (includes  Mulligan, Putting Contest and 15 Raffle Tickets). For more information and a player registration form, Contact Rhonda Sweet at (209) 303-9632, or email at rsweet@c21mm.com.

Levels of Sponsorship start at $150.00 for a Tee Sponsorship, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Golf Cart and Foursome Photo Sponsors for $300 each… all the way up to the $1500 for a Gold and $2000 for a Platinum Sponsor. So even if you cannot play you can still donate to the 7th Annual Century 21 M&M and Associates Golf Classic.