Why you'd want to live in Orangevale
Looking to move to Orangevale, CA? Located in Sacramento County, it has a population of over 33,000. The median income in Orangevale is $71,057 and the median home value is $278,900, which should give you a pretty good idea of its affordability. Over 150 years ago, Orangevale’s gentle rolling hills were covered with oak trees and trails made by the Maidu Indians, deer and small animals. Settlers, farmers, and gold seekers from around the world came to this area, attracted by the bountiful agriculture and the Mother Lode. Shortly, land grants were sold and divided. Soon lured were the cattlemen; many arriving on the new transcontinental railroad. Orangevale (originally Orange Vale) was known for the many orange groves existing in the largely agricultural area known as the 1884 Santa Juanita Grant of the Mexican government. The first map filed for the area was dated at the Sacramento Recorder’s Office on May 24, 1888. In 1895 another map was recorded showing a street network with the name “Orange Vale Colony,” named after the colonization company and its orange groves. Twenty children attended the first school, established in 1889, which Villa, circa 1889, was also one of the first buildings in Orange Vale and it overlooked the American River. In 1992, “The Villa” was moved to Oak Avenue, and has been restored to its original state by Serve Our Seniors. It has been designated as a Point of Historical Interest by the California State Historical Resources Commission. Today Orangevale is a community with a mix of quite large and small residential lots, beautiful mature trees, and there are 48 dog friendly activities to boot.