What is going on everyone let's talk about the state capital of california sacramento the nickname for sacramento is simply sac town kind of straightforward to the point sacramento is right here in case you don't know it's about an hour and a half to two hours from san francisco and it's about an hour and 13 minutes away from an elephant sanctuary sacramento has about 500,000 residents and hardly any of them know about the elephant sanctuary sac town was incorporated on february 27th 1850 been their wild sacramento is named after the christian right the sacrament of the holy eucharist more commonly known as holy communion if you're not familiar with that whole thing i'll explain it holy communion is a rite that you have to do when you've been forced to go to a catholic school by your parents in my case that was from first grade through seventh grade when the nuns decided they had had enough of your old pal briggs and told my parents no amount of tuition would be worth having me there any longer that was actually written on a letter apparently I drove one nun to do some heavy day drinking but hey back to the communion thing during church services everybody lines up at the front of the church and a priest takes a couple big gulps of wine staggers down the altar and starts ticking bread your mouth that tastes like it was made out of paper and a dash of elmer's glue moving on sacramento is becoming a hot spot for people priced out of the bay area why not it's a great town but like all cities it's not for everyone so why don't you grab a glass of wine kneel down and watch my top ten reasons not to move to sacramento number ten it's the capital sacramento is the state capital which means it's a pain in the nether regions just to live there there's far too much traffic any time of the day in the downtown areas and even outside the downtown area so you're gonna have a hard time finding parking there's often far too many tourists anytime of the year and the
california state capital is usually an ideal place for conventions and protests to break out I was there just this last october only for a day while I was there i noticed they had some kind of convention going on and they were everywhere if these people were ever it was like some weird amway cult from mexico they all dressed the same they all acted like a cult it was weird number nine the roads many residents all over the city complained about the roads here some say they're way too many potholes and now you would think the officials would be on top of this one seeing that it's the capital city and all others complained the wine dienes of the roads in some areas make them sick on a regular basis if you ever visit or actually relocate you'll notice this and stop typing I know the whole place isn't built like a freakin roller coaster i've been there in october like I said and a few other times some years back and a couple of these areas like riverside pocket little pocket and southland park they get a little weird you have to admit and if you're not from there it can get a little confusing i'm sure a lot less now that they have you know navigation devices and everyone's phone in cars but still number eight the heat sacramento's hot temperatures in the winters usually don't dip under the mid-40s well in the summers temperatures can get into the hundreds on a really hot day but usually in the summer they stay around the mid-90s when I was there in october it was like 95 degrees it's not supposed to be 95 degrees in october that's just a fact all those cult members they looked miserable oh so hot number seven urban campers homelessness is a major issue here in sactown it's unfortunate to know that about 4,000 residents in the city have fallen on hard times and are now forced to live on the streets and stop typing I am sure some are just heavy drug users or whatever other way you want to paint them the fact is other citizens are living on the street and some didn't bring it upon themselves now thankfully the city does have a good
amount of shelters however there's still a large population of those homeless residents who aren't taking advantage of the shelters and other state and city programs it's too bad they have a lot when I was there in october they were all over the parks the good news is if you need direction someplace you just ask one of them they know the city real well number six crime crime is pretty rampant here in sacramento for every 100,000 residents there's almost 4000 crimes committed while you're in the city you have a 1 in 28 chance of being involved in a crime and you're only safer here than in 10 percent of other cities in the united states that means there's only 10 percent of the cities in the country are worse than sacramento that's not a good stat the overall crime rate is 32 percent higher than the national average just this last summer in 2018 an uber driver decided oberon wasn't where he wanted to be career wise so while he had three young ladies in the car he decided to become a kidnapper to the girls got out and were safe just a little shaken up and I imagine he's gonna be doing some hard time number five pollution california is notorious for being dirty so it's no surprise that sacramento is one of the dirtier cities within the state according to the pollution index the city's pollution is 205 percent worse than the national average I can tell you it was kind of disappointing when I was there in october when I visited in the early 2000s I don't remember it being that dirty i really wasn't downtown much back then this time I was and it was nasty reminded me of some of the more rundown areas of downtown la it was kind of gross number four it's crowded sacramento is extremely crowded the population of the city is now 500 thousand residents the city has been growing at a rate of 1.4 percent making sacramento the fastest growing city in the state of california if this trend continues the population should hit about 2.5 million people by 2025 that number doesn't shock me at all but i'm
sure it'll slow down at some point probably really soon as home prices start to creep up right now they aren't cheap by most state standards but it's california so you have to add 30 percent right off the bat for sunshine and being able to tell people you live in california and that's honestly two of the reasons I left california I don't feel like paying extra for weather and bragging rights doesn't even make sense number three the golden state killer now rest easy has been captured so you're safe but you'll get asked about the golden state killer fairly often I have a couple friends that have told me this i have one friend keegan she said that people asked her about this all the time she sells real estate near sacramento and said people ask about him and other serial killers like they're asking if there's any parks nearby she said that it's weird it's like people have got do you have any serial killers in the neighborhood like like there's a database telling you where they are and we just don't go pick him up or something anyway unless you've been living under a rock or spent most your time at an elephant sanctuary trying to get the taste of communion bread out of your mouth for the last year or so the golden state killer committed crimes from 1984 to 1986 in sacramento county then later in southern california this individual has now been identified as joseph d'angelo and he's a former police officer he was captured thanks to ancestry dna one of his relatives apparently did one of those dna tests and it pinged their system and so they tracked it down and got his dna and figured out he was the dude he's like 70 years old and he's in prison now i'm sure for the rest of his life number two allergies and sunburns I read an article a couple years ago that I almost talked about in another california video but it got cut for time anyway in the article it went on to say that people relocating to this part of california are just wrecked by allergies which totally makes sense because sacramento is surrounded by nothing but
farms and fields if you didn't have allergies before you probably will when you get to sacramento the other part of the article was about people not realizing how harsh the sun was on their skin when they first moved there this one I can relate to I grew up blocks off the beach in southern california and spent far too many years surfing and laying on beach and nothing but a pair of shorts right now i'm going through some stuff with my skin that I hope works out and it's because of those days my wife's friend is an esthetician i actually talked her about it she said that sunblock moisturizer and wrinkle cream are your best friends in california she recommended a company called murad mu r ad anyway and no they're not paying me to say that i'm just trying to help you guys out wear sunscreen and number one the cost of living do you like overpaying for everything do you have too much money are you the type of person that says things like money's no object if you're that guy pack up some gold bricks into the bentley and head to sacramento california i found your new home the cost of living in sacramento is absolutely horrible and it isn't nearly as bad as san francisco an hour and a half to the east you should expect groceries in sacramento to be 17 percent higher than the national average while transportation and housing are 30 and 20 percent higher than the national average the overall cost of living for the city is roughly 16 percent higher than the national average in other words california treats you like a sucker to use carlock keep that in mind if you're thinking about moving to california it is not cheap that is the worst part about california is cost everything costs more that's why so many people are leaving all right so that's my top ten reasons not to move to sacramento if you're thinking about sacramento you know just be forewarned before you head there it's bad anyway don't forget all the links below if you haven't already subscribed please do so everybody have a great day be nice to each other
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