If you’ve been dreaming about finding your ideal location for your next special education job, imagine yourself in beautiful Sacramento. Whether you’re an occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, special education teacher, school psychologist, school counselor, or school nurse, Sacramento, California, has a world of opportunity waiting for you.
Who wouldn’t want to live in a place dubbed Sunny Sacramento, The River City, The City of Trees, or The Big Tomato? Sacramento, the capital of California, boasts a rich history – from ancient native cultures to the American Gold Rush to the modern cosmopolitan era. Today, over 500,000 people contribute to the vibrant, exciting culture of the city – and all of the arts, eats, and adventures it offers.
The capital of California has much more than a sunny reputation, it has plenty of beautiful areas to live in as well. The tree lined streets and craftsman style homes make Boulevard Park our first neighborhood suggestion. Another locale with a similar feel is Marshall School. However, if you’re looking for a neighborhood that blends a small town feel with the taller buildings of the city then Midtown is a wonderful option. It even offers a popular farmer’s market! If you’d like a more urban option than the aptly named Downtown is the place you may want call your own. Lastly, if you’d like a quieter area with detached houses than East Sacramento will be your speed.
Sacramento is a delight for foodies. It has a Grilled Cheese, Beer and Wine Tasting Festival, a Farm-to-Fork Festival, and even a Chocolate Salon! And there are nine international food festivals, including Greek, Serbian, Lebanese, Russian, Armenian, and Filipino cuisine fests all in the month of October alone. With a diverse population of food-lovers, the culinary celebrations never end. There’s a dish to please every palate.
As for adult beverage lovers, you can sample craft beers on the Sacramento Beer Train or try out wines at the Underground Tasting Room in Historic Old Sacramento. If tea is more your style, order a cup of Respect, Peace, and Love at the Classy Hippy Tea Company, a tearoom that features local artists, supports the environment, and offers yoga classes. Or if you’re into coffee, stop in to the little pink café on R Street and sip an espresso at Camellia Coffee Roasters.
For those who are into the art world, there’s the Crocker Art Museum featuring California art, European masterworks, and international ceramics. And the Sacramento Arts Festival won’t disappoint – it’s a three-day celebration offering more than 15,000 original works by nearly 250 of America's craftspeople and fine artists.
If you’re into the live music scene, The Torch Club has been around since 1934 and brings in the best in local and national blues six days a week. Also, every Friday during summer, there are Concerts in the Park at Cesar Chavez Plaza. Fun!
Don’t forget the touristy stuff! See the animals at the Sacramento Zoo, take a trip back in time and learn about the Gold Rush at the Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, or cool off with friends at Raging Waters family waterpark. You can even join the more than one million visitors who have taken a train ride on the Sacramento Southern Railroad led by the Califoria Railroad Museum.
This is just a glimpse at all there is to do in this wonderful city. Imagine all the fun you’d have if you lived there! Explore our exciting Sacramento teaching jobs and school support positions today and start your journey toward a life in Sunny Sacramento.