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I do love living in¬†Roseville CA. It’s a great town to live in, work in, play in, and more! Y’all probably already knew I felt like that based on past articles. ūüôā But it seemed appropriate to share it yet again as I reveal, drumroll please…My latest video about Roseville 2016¬†Joys:

Would you believe, these are photos from JUST Roseville 2016 pix – late winter 2016 – early summer 2016 to be specific. And that’s NOT all the photos in my phone. In fact, later tonight I REALLY must delete a ton because I’m running out of room. ūüôā

In case you are wondering what each photo represents, here’s a “cheat sheet:”

  1. The flowers are pretty much self-explanatory РI do love flowers so there are several real AND faux, like these from a fave garden spot РGreen Acres Nursery. Roseville CA real estate agent blogger Kaye Swain sharing Roseville 2016 joys like Green Acres Nursery
  2. The blue pix #3 is the new downtown restaurant Cheese Louise‘s community “bulletin board” window. I love that they are sharing many fun things to do in Roseville there.
  3. Tomato Joys – my senior mom had such a good time caring for her precious tomato plants. She keeps them in her garden wagons and moves them in and out of sun and heavy wind, watering them as needed. And with the exception of one particular plant that I wish I knew the name of (so I won’t buy it again), they were ALL delish!
  4. Roseville Cyclery – they have the no-pedal bikes that are often easier for kids to learn to ride on. I had a lovely chat with one of the staff about those since my grandson had fun with one of those types of bikes.
  5. Living in Roseville CA means getting to enjoy many¬†tall trees, Oaks and more! They provide such great shade when I’m walking, enabling me to walk even on hot days in many areas. (Especially if there’s a Delta Breeze! Not sure what the Delta Breeze is? Per Wikipedia, it “comes in from the Bay area, brings cooler temperatures and higher humidity.”)James-Hall-Park-West-Roseville-CA-95747-via-real-estate-agent-blogger-Kaye-Swain
  6. Palm trees may not give off a lot of shade, but they do make me think of California and I love them as well!
  7. Music in the Park, Movies in the Park, Santa in the Park…. So many fun things to do in Roseville thanks to the City of Roseville Parks and Recreation department, RCONA (Roseville Coalition of Neighborhood Associations), and many MANY volunteers! Thank you one and all! ūüôā
  8. Golfing and turkeys¬†now go together forever in my heart – they’re so much fun to see all around our sweet town of Roseville 2016 and beyond. ūüôā
  9. You’ll see several photos of our GREAT police officers. I am blessed to get to know many through volunteering with neighborhood associations and RCONA and they are all terrific! And my friends and family and I are so grateful for ALL that they do, including volunteering many extra hours for special things like RPAL, helping raise funds for the Special Olympics, and more! HOORAY!
  10. One of the many beautiful old (and in this case, historic) homes in the original areas of Roseville with lovely porches all round.
  11. You will spot a couple of photos representing our Roseville libraries including the new mobile library that also pops up in the Town Square at times. Very cool ideas!
  12. Roseville parks are near and dear to my heart as I often took my kids to them, and now my grandkids! What a blessing they are to so many. And did you know that we have OVER 70 parks in Roseville 2016 (I’m dating it since by 2020 etc. there may be more ūüėČ )! Awesome!
  13. Our schools are well-rated here in Roseville, and we have many talented students of all ages and abilities doing a variety of fun and interesting things including SPORTS such as at Woodcreek High School. Very fun to hear about and see. ūüôā
  14. My sweet senior mom is enthralled with the birds, squirrels, lizards, and other cute critters she thoroughly enjoys in our yard and in our neighborhood!
  15. You’ll also spy¬†lots of 4th of July photos including one of me – many of us had a great time running, or helping the runners (that was me), early on Independence Day, followed by a grand parade that included several people I know. THAT makes a parade especially great in my eyes. How about yours?¬†Kaye-Swain-Roseville-CA-REALTOR-blogger-shares-sprayground-kids-fun
  16. The sprayground is running and every time I pop over to the Civic Center I see plenty of kids, big and little, enjoying it thoroughly.
  17. Have you heard about the brand new Farmers Market on Saturdays in the Roseville Downtown Square? I’ve heard great things about it! That’s in addition to our other terrific Farmers Markets including: Whole Foods Parking Lot, Kaiser Medical Center Parking Lot, and Denio’s every weekend. Very tasty and healthy eating!!!
  18. You might see me out and about¬†knocking on doors in our local neighborhoods. Sometimes for work (real estate ūüėČ ), other¬†times for volunteer duty (usually delivering neighborhood association newsletters), etc. I see so many¬†cute home decor ideas, like the adorable green frog, sweet home door mat, golf door knocker, and more!
  19. Did you know that Vernon Street is part of the historic Route 40? Very cool!
  20. We are blessed with many great churches in our area and I love to share those of friends and family.
  21. So many great options for healthy eating in our area, as well, including the natural food sections at various grocery stores including Raley’s and Safeway.
  22. As you might guess, Neighborhood Watch is near and dear to my heart and I’m always thrilled to see a NW sign posted when I’m walking around the neighborhood.
  23. Things have eased for us drought-wise, hopefully for good. But many homes have converted to water-wise, drought-proof ground covers and one of my fave ideas is the faux rivers! So pretty and no water needed.
  24. I appreciate the many ways Roseville CA provides for us to find out what’s going on, from email updates to Facebook info to ALERTS¬†for emergencies!
  25. Gotta love the many ways kids and adults can stay cool in the summertime, from sprayground to aquatics centers to Sunsplash and more!
  26. Don’t you¬†appreciate the great job Roseville does overall, including handling our trash so responsibly? From¬†cheerful drivers collecting refuse and green waste as well as working at the dump to e-waste options to shredding and medication collections days periodically to recycling, they do a grand job indeed!
  27. ūüôā I remember the first time I heard the homecoming fireworks at Woodcreek Oaks. In this day and age, I was concerned it was a bomb. But when I went outside to check, lo and behold it was beauty in the sky. I still enjoy them each homecoming and June and I also do my best to share the news of the upcoming fireworks at ūüôā
  28. So many adorable cute critters in and around Roseville with a special hug for my sweet granddogs Рnear and far.
  29. Roseville and California are both so good at getting info out to us to help us to vote responsibly, whether it’s local elections such as city council all the way up to the Presidential race. And FYI, come September in Roseville 2016, there will be a City Council Forum hosted by RCONA to help us meet and learn more about the City Council candidates in case we haven’t decided who to vote for. (I have – at least for one ūüėČ but it will help for the other two seats.)
  30. Yup, open houses¬†are¬†another important part of my life in Roseville 2016. It’s so much fun to show off the various homes we are helping to sell and get to know others from around Roseville.
  31. With a husband who was a major train fan, Roseville has been a railroader fan‘s delight. And the trains are a vital part of Roseville’s history as well. Very cool!
  32. Crafts are an important part of my life – with kids, then with grandkids. It’s so much fun getting creative crafting ideas¬†with the various talented people I’ve met in Roseville including neighbors who are ¬†wonderful quilters, one who makes¬†awesome planes out of plastic bottles, and other sweet delights. My grandkids thought those were cool as well!¬†Kaye Swain REALTOR West Roseville 95747 sharing green model planes grandkids love
  33. Westfield Galleria at Roseville is one of the gorgeous malls in the area. I don’t go often, but I always enjoy the trip when I do – including fun things like these people sized chess pieces I spotted around the holidays. The kids playing with them were having a blast! I really appreciate how several of the shopping centers including the Galleria and the Fountains at Roseville have a variety of fun things going on throughout the year, and not just shopping and sales (though they are fun too!).
  34. Other fun things to do in Roseville 2016 included going to see live performances Рplays, musicals, concerts, and more. I thoroughly enjoyed Mary Poppins live last year and HMS Pinafore was a hit as well. I enjoy sharing many of them at Facebook as well as Pinterest.
  35. Denios Farmers Market and Swapmeet is a vital part of Roseville’s history AND current day lifestyle!
  36. Another important component in Roseville includes the various active senior retirement communities including Sun City and The Club at Westpark by Del Webb, Eskaton facilities, and more. Many wonderful options for a variety of needs, from aging in place to assisted living and more.
  37. Even my grandkids got in the spirit of celebrating Roseville 2016 with me as we created these cool chalkboard-style signs about some of the fun things to do in Roseville.
  38. Have you ever heard of Hands-Only CPR? I have learned about it every other year when I get re-certified for CPR and First Aid. I was quite proud of our Roseville Fire Department as they are also teaching it on YouTube and in classes around the city. Very cool!
  39. We enjoy so many great places to eat in Roseville including a family favorite, El Pollo Loco! Not to mention Olive Garden, El Azteca, Chick-fil-a, Mimi’s, Paul Martin, Fats Asia Bistro Roseville, PF Chang’s, Sizzler, Roseville Mongolian BBQ, In-N-Out, A Slice of Goodness, Cheesecake Factory, Round Robin, and so many MANY more (these are just some of my favorites ūüėČ ).
  40. With a good variety of¬†local stores in Roseville from the Bridal Box to Sparrow 5 to Antique Trove and more, you can have¬†fun¬†visiting¬†and discovering¬†sweet surprises no one else may have. It’s¬†a great way to support local area businesses and neighbors. Of course, we also have an excellent variety of national chains like Michael’s Crafts and Hobby Lobby (my go-to places to buy craft materials and projects to enjoy with the grandkids), Walmart, Home Depot and Lowes, and more. Not to mention my own company, Keller Williams. ūüôā
  41. We also have two major medical centers in Roseville – Kaiser and Sutter – along with many doctors, dentists, veterinarians, and other medical professionals who work hard to help us stay healthy! And I am so grateful to them!
  42. One of the photos at the end isn’t in Roseville. BUT the Sacramento International Airport is only a short drive from Roseville and a great place to head when visiting family and friends, or traveling on business. And boy, do I appreciate that we have a couple of ways of getting there from Roseville. Very handy to be able to head up Baseline to the 99 if the 80 is jammed, or vice versa!

Fun Memories in Roseville 2016

There’s a lot of fun memories in all these photos of Roseville 2016. I had such a delightful¬†time making this video and hope y’all enjoy it as well – while also maybe learning something new about this great town of ours. Living in Roseville CA is indeed a sweet joy! Got comments or questions? We’d love to hear them – here or at ūüėČ


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360 Photo Fun At Elliott Park and Santucci Park in West Roseville

While stopping by to take more photos of a house for sale in the Junction West Neighborhood of West Roseville in preparation for placing more ads and an upcoming open house, I also enjoyed¬†visiting¬†H.C. Elliott Park and Bill¬†Santucci Park, both of which are¬†delightful places to enjoy fun outings with friends and family. Here’s a 360 photo of HC Elliott Park – though it’s my first time working with a 360 photo so I think it stays flat here. To see the full 360 photo, you SHOULD be able to go to my Facebook page – Roseville California Joys – and it will be converted to 360 photo. At the time I’m writing this, that hasn’t happened…yet…we shall see…gotta love new technology, right?….

Kaye Swain real estate agent Roseville CA shares 360 photo view of West Roseville Elliott Park

But for sure, fairly sure anyway, (They’ve let me down before), you should be able to see it on Google – click here. And here at Roseville California Joys, you can see the way the park would look if it was one long park – so just imagine it in a circle. :).

Anyhoo, I’ve written about both these parks before before (click each of their names above to see the posts), but I have a bit more¬†info that I thought y’all might like.

H. C. Elliott Park in Roseville CA

H.C. Elliott Park is a popular spot for Neighborhood Association get-togethers like the upcoming National Night Out (NNO). In fact, H.C. Elliott Park, in Woodcreek Oaks Neighborhood Association, will be “host” to the Woodcreek Oaks Neighborhood Association’s NNO this year.¬†Movies in the Park have been held there in the past. Elliott Park, as it’s more commonly called, is located off Junction Blvd. and Cushendall Drive at 1421 Cushendall Drive, Roseville CA 95747. It has 8.7 acres and was completed in 1999. It features 2 picnic areas including covering and barbecues, along with play areas with swings (both belt and bucket) for preschool and school aged kids and grandkids, a full basketball court, soccer field, and baseball/softball field. Plus you can enjoy grass volleyball at Elliott. There are electrical outlets. And very importantly, it does have a restroom. This park is available for reserving – click here for those details.

Here’s another 360 pix – this starts in the ball field. Click the photo and it will take you to google. Click here – and you’ll see it at Roseville California Joys on Facebook. ūüôā

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Bill Santucci Park in Roseville CA

Bill Santucci Park, more commonly known as Santucci Park, is at Fiddyment Road and Morningstar Drive – 1831 Morningstar Drive, Roseville CA 95747. Located in the Junction West neighborhood association area, it’s 12 acres and was finished in October 2005. I covered most of what it offers¬†in¬†‚ÄúHidden‚ÄĚ Park In East Roseville, Bill Santucci Park and Mahaney Park in West Roseville CA.¬†But three extra points of great interest include – it does NOT have electrical outlets and is NOT¬†on the list for reservations but it DOES have a restroom. It is adjacent to Coyote Ridge Elementary School and very close to St Clare Catholic Church Roseville CA

as well as the apartments, Carmel At Woodcreek West.

Walking Trails

I love that both of these parks are also near the various walking trails that grace our lovely city of Roseville CA, including one that stretches along Park Regency and beyond, just a block or two away from Elliott Park.

Handy Shopping Near Both Parks

If you’re at the park and realized you’ve forgotten something, help¬†is easily accessible at the Brickyard Shopping Center with Bel Air, El Azteca and more stores and restaurants. It’s located at Foothills and Baseline. You’re also near the Raleys Shopping Center at Woodcreek Oaks and Pleasant Grove which also includes Subway and Coldstone. For gas stations, there’s one on Foothills and Baseline across the street from the Brickyard, as well as one in the Safeway at Blue Oaks and Woodcreek Oaks. (Always handy to know ūüôā ).

Not only that! They’ll be very close to the (hopefully) soon-to-come shopping center planned for Baseline and Fiddyment! Very nice!

How About You?

Have you ever been to either of these parks? Have a fave? We’d love to know. ūüôā

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Service Dogs, Therapy Animals, and More

One of my neighbors asked me if I knew of any therapy or service dog agencies or trainers in our Roseville Sacramento area.


I didn’t. So, of course, I dug in and did some research. In case you ever have that question for yourself or someone you care about, here’s what I found out.

As you may already know, there is a wide variety of therapy/service dogs.¬†Generally,¬†therapy dogs go to hospitals and homes and visit sick patients including hospice patients. These are just short visits to encourage them. They even have therapy dogs at the Sacramento International Airport. (I had fun getting to meet one there. ūüėČ )

Therapy Animals

Roseville Real Estate Agent Kaye Swain shares hospital therapy dog love

There are several of therapy animal groups in our area. Some of these may be for you to volunteer for taking your dog out. Others to request a visit.

Local Area Resources for Therapy Dogs

National Resources for Therapy Dogs

Service Dogs

There are also, of course, service therapy dogs who live with the person who needs them. These range from guide dogs for the blind to epilepsy dogs to therapy dogs for PTSD and more.

Roseville REALTOR Kaye Swain shares seeing eye guide service dog information

Here are trainers/providers I found in our area, in our state, or further afield for those able to travel to them for training.

Local Area Service Dogs

Northern California Service Dog Resources

Service Dog Resources Further Away

National Service Dog Resources

Assistance Dogs International

Horse Therapy

Horseback riding can have therapeutic benefits for many dealing with a variety of special needs. We’ve had two special people in our lives blessed by organizations such as these!


More Service Animal Resources?

If you know of other useful resources that can work for people here in the Roseville Sacramento area, we’d love to hear about them. Just leave a comment below or at our Facebook page – Roseville California Joys. ūüôā And have a great day!


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