Originally Posted by theredofshaw
What he said...my dad still lives near that "base" and works there at Mclellan still...I recommend commuting. Folsom, Elverta, Elk Grove and Fair Oaks are all fairly nice places to live. Rocklin and certain parts of roseville arent too bad either. Stay away from Rio Linda, North Sac, West Sac, and North Highlands
Yes, North Highlands is a shithole, so is South Sac. Sheriffs don't go without backup.
Downtown, Midtown and East Sac are awesome. There are tons of good bars and music and restaurants and other stuff going on down there, but it might not be convenient to Mc C (although your commute would be opposite the main flow). All along the north side of the American River is nice (Fair Oaks Blvd runs from Sac State to Fair Oaks), and the American River Parkway is an outstanding recreation area. South of American River ain't so hot (Rancho Cordova). Citrus Heights and Carmichael are fairly benign, and closer to Mc C.
New West Sac isn't bad, but it is mostly just suburban tract homes and a long way from Mc C. Anywhere near college campuses seems to be prone to car theft/break-ins. Like anywhere, don't tempt them by leaving anything visible inside...
As far as being pulled over, hell, I never even see the CHP. It's not like they actually enforce the traffic laws. People drive like flipping third-world lunatics on crack down here.