Sacramento, California’s capital city, is home to nearly a half million people, with nearly two million residents in the greater Sacramento region. Still, the area somehow manages to combine the desirable traits of a metropolitan city with the charm of a rural community. Mercy General Hospital is located in the heart of downtown – a central location that provides our physicians with the option of living within the city or choosing one of the many family-friendly suburbs within an easy drive.
Housing prices vary throughout the greater Sacramento area, but median costs remain around $300,000 making this one of the most affordable regions in the state. Sacramento residents enjoy mild winters with moderate rainfall and hot summers with minimal humidity and a cool delta breeze in the evenings. Spring and fall are temperate and comfortable and are the ideal times to enjoy the numerous outdoor activities the region offers.
With a living history dating back to California’s Gold Rush days and a future bright with
technology and sophistication, Sacramento offers virtually unlimited cultural and recreational opportunities.
Area residents can enjoy a blend of fine dining, theatre, community events, recreational and professional sports. Plus, ideally located in Northern California, day trips to San Francisco, visits to the Gold country, snowboarding and skiing in the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains and wine tasting in Napa Valley are all within a two-hour drive. In addition, the Sacramento International Airport is just minutes from downtown, providing easy access for long-distance travel to and from the city.