The gently rolling plains of what would become Citrus Heights were a welcome blessing to 19th-century pioneers crossing the Sierra Nevada. Today the city retains that pioneer spirit as a thriving community that welcomes families and small businesses.
Citrus Heights remained a rural agricultural hub into the 1960s, then quickly transformed into a collection of neighborhoods and retail centers with the opening of the Sunrise Mall and Birdcage Walk shopping centers.
Though the city has grown, fresh produce is still as close as the Farmer's Market at Sunrise Mall or the bounty of the Sylvan Ranch Community Garden. The farming legacy is also evident in the small-town vibe of the community.
When it's time to relax, Citrus Heights offers restaurants for every variety of palate. One of the top-rated places for authentic Mexican food is Felipe's, founded in 1983 by a local brother and sister who believed the city needed a good Mexican restaurant. If you're hankering for a local greasy spoon, Charlie's Cafe deserves mention.
With such an accommodating outdoor climate, Citrus Heights has a high participation rate in youth sports. There are also many offerings for adult sports leagues and well-managed facilities. Pickleball has become a town favorite with programs to improve your game. Also, the city provides over two dozen parks and preserves for recreation and hiking.
Regarding the arts, Citrus Heights has its own bonafide celebrity. Christine Stein created a portrait of Prince with a giant flowering bush serving as Prince's hair. The mural went viral resulting in news stories around the globe featuring the artwork.
The local arts community is supported by the Citrus Heights History and Arts Commission. Each year the commission hosts a show at Sunrise Mall to showcase local artists. The theme of this year's event was "Hidden Treasures."
For your inner musician, this sunny city boasts the only free, all-ages community marching band in the country. There is even a Color Guard with no experience necessary. The Citrus Heights Community Marching Band performs year-round at city and regional events.
When the holidays come around, there is, of course, songs of the season performed by the marching band. In addition, all residents are welcome to participate in a community sing-a-long at the center of town. The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is one of the highlights of the year, bringing together families and city officials with free refreshments and lots of cheer.
While the community and events play a vital role for residents, the heart of Citrus Heights is the city's 11 neighborhood areas. These are not traditional HOAs requiring dues, but grassroots organizations that welcome anyone who lives, works or owns property in Citrus Heights. Each neighborhood organization meets regularly to discuss projects and improvements.
Naturally, at the center of the neighborhood areas are homes that capitalize on outdoor living and a climate that favors gardens and lawns. Seeing a lush green lawn bordered by flowers and vegetables is a common sight.
With so much to see and enjoy in Citrus Heights, your weekend hours are full of opportunities from which to choose. Thanks to technology and local professional services, mundane yard work can be outsourced while you follow your bliss.
One option is to delegate your rote lawn and garden chores to Lawn Love, a provider of yard services that is making a splash in Citrus Heights. We tackle everything from lawn care to flower care and can accommodate special projects. Pursue those tasks in the garden that you enjoy the most and leave the rest to us.
Citrus Heights has a legacy of bringing good things from the soil, from the days of pioneers and farms up to the present neighborhoods enhanced with private gardens and landscaping. Take time to enjoy the fruits of your hard work without getting bogged down by a growing list of lawn and yard chores. Contact Lawn Love today and see our technology and professional services make your landscape bloom. Just enter your address to receive a customized quote for your Citrus Heights property. Next, choose the schedule and services that best fit your needs. Once you confirm your choices, we'll be heading over to make your yard shine.