Rocklin is a city in Placer County with a population of 56,974. Its proximity to Sacramento and its gorgeous panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Sutter-Butte mountain range make it a pleasant and convenient place to live. Want to find local movers in Rocklin? View the list of local Atlas® Agents here.
Rocklin was established as a city relatively late in U.S. history. After thousands of years of occupation by the native Ninesan Maidu people, the area was occupied by American fur trappers, led by explorer Jedediah Smith, in 1827. The city was officially incorporated in 1893 when, after the Gold Rush, miners moved from gold to granite. Miners opened 22 quarries in Rocklin by 1910, and 2,000 train carloads of the granite they removed now make up part of the state capitol building and some buildings in San Francisco.
The climate in Rocklin is sunny, warm, and comfortable almost year-round. The average high temperature in July is a toasty 95 degrees, while the average low temperature in January is only a chilly 38 degrees. There are 50 more sunny days in Rocklin than the United States average, and nearly 60 fewer days of precipitation.
Rocklin is a bicycle-friendly city with plenty of bike trails and corridors. Public transportation is managed by the Placer County Transit Agency, which provides bus service to Sacramento and has connections with Regional Transit, the Sacramento Metro Area rail system. The Sacramento International Airport is only 27 miles away via Interstate Highway 80.
Cost of Living in Rocklin
Like many cities in this region of California, the tradeoff for beautiful weather and a prime location is a higher cost of living. Residents of Rocklin pay more than average for groceries, healthcare, utilities, transportation, and especially housing. However, the local economy is strong, with future job growth predicted to be nearly 40 percent over the next ten years. Are you considering relocating to Rocklin? Want to know how far your salary can go in the Sacramento area? Use the resources below to find out.
The city is served by the Rocklin Unified School District, which consists of eleven public elementary schools, two middle schools, and three high schools, as well as the Rocklin Independent Charter Academy and the Rocklin Preschool. Brandman University in Roseville offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees online and on-campus.
The Sutter Roseville Medical Center, located only minutes south of Rocklin, is a 328-bed facility with a campus that occupies almost 800,000 square feet. Established in 1952, the vision for this medical facility originally came from a group of citizens seeking to improve the quality of life in their own communities.
Rocklin Real Estate
The median home price in Rocklin is $414,600, about $230,000 more than the United States average. Renting an apartment in Rocklin is more affordable. The typical rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,255, only about $200 more than the national average.
Marriott, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, and Hyatt make up some of the more familiar names in Rocklin lodging. Holiday Inn Express Rocklin is conveniently located near shopping and dining next to State Route 65, also known as the Roseville Bypass. For the ultimate in cabin luxury, visit Eden Vale Inn only 30 miles east via Green Valley Road. This cozy bed and breakfast has country-style rooms with working fireplaces and spa services.
Rocklin has a handful of local eateries that reliably serve delicious plates of American, Mexican, and Asian food. One of them is Granite Rock Grill, which claims to have the best breakfast in the Sacramento and Placer County area. Everything from hollandaise sauce and hamburger buns to chicken fried steak and giant cinnamon rolls is made from scratch. Adalberto’s Mexican Food is a regional chain, serving up classic Mexican dishes that taste home-cooked through a drive through window every day of the week.
Things to Do in Rocklin
Rocklin offers plenty of opportunities for nightlife and family fun. Celebrate America is a free, family-friendly music show held annually at Twin Oaks Park. The show includes fireworks, food vendors, and a Kidzone with inflatables and carnival rides. Love movies but don’t care for popcorn? Studio Movie Grill is a combination bar, restaurant, and move theater. Enjoy the latest movie releases while eating a burger and fries and drinking a margarita without having to sneak anything in.