Why you'd want to live in Rocklin
Beginning in the 1980s, Rocklin realized the benefits of a lower cost of living and land that drew high technology firms and other industries to the region. This resulted in an expansion of commercial and residential development, including Stanford Ranch, the 3,000 acre master planned community that had also been part of Spring Valley Ranch. A steady period of growth continued in Rocklin with additional master plan areas including Whitney Oaks (1,000 acres) and Whitney Ranch (1,300 acres). As Rocklin has evolved, the City has saved many of the original granite bridges used to cross creeks on the Spring Valley Ranch and has designed parks to include these bridges. Rocklin is now nearing the end of its growth phase. With few remaining large, undeveloped parcels and no opportunities for annexation, City leaders are shifting their focus from one of growth to long-term sustainability. Rocklin must ensure that the City’s high quality of life can be sustained in the years to come. This shift in focus requires new thinking, new ways of doing things but also provides for new opportunities. Part of the City’s long-term model for sustainability is to look back on where it all began: the City’s core. Downtown and Historic Rocklin are ripe with opportunities for redevelopment. Quarries still dot the landscape, providing a unique asset for new community, park and recreational uses.