The mild local weather is a big draw and features a four-season climate. Summers are warm and dry but are cooled off at night by Delta breezes. The rainy season is between November and April, with an average precipitation of about 12 inches. Winter temperatures usually range from about 43 to 58 degrees. Residents are surrounded by many natural local attractions including the Laguna Creek Parkway, which is a 13-mile waterway featuring with open space, wetlands, biking and walking trails and bird watching and fishing. The Stone Lakes Refuge is a 3,000 acre National Wildlife Refuge on the Pacific Flyway along the west side of Elk Grove. To the south lies a riparian habitat called the Cosumnes River Preserve.

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Elk Grove, CA is a city of more than 160,000 diverse people that still retains its youthful, small town feel. A variety of nice housing is available, from big ranch estates to starter homes. Home values have risen 5.1% in the last year, and the median home price is $340,400. Elk Grove has doubled in size since 2001 and has experienced a major growth of new businesses, and with them, new employment opportunities.

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