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History of Citrus Heights and the Surrounding Area
Citrus Heights is a city in Sacramento CA. Citrus Heights becomes part of the Sacramento Arden Arcade Roseville Area and became the fifth city in Sacramento County in January of 1997.

Citrus Heights is located in between the region’s significant freeways and highways. Interstate 80, Interstate 5, U.S. Highway 50 and California State Route 99 are all located from 3 to 11 miles from the city. Business 80 highway otherwise referred to as the Capital City Freeway starts near Citrus Heights and ends in Downtown Sacramento. @list:keywordsversion1 Sacramento International Airport lies around 20 miles from the city, while rail transport supplied by Amtrak is accessible in Roseville. A public bus transport is currently likewise provided by the Sacramento Regional Transit District.

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Citrus Heights is mostly served by the San Juan Unified School District. San Juan is the ninth largest school district in California and serves a 75 square mile location in northeast Sacramento, consisting of Citrus Heights. In the city of Citrus Heights there are ten grade schools, one intermediate school, and 2 high schools. These schools serve over 10,000 children from the city of Citrus Heights. San Juan Unified School District likewise uses other academic schools and programs such as a special education centers, adult schools, adult disabled schools, preschool, and before-and after-school programs. Universities and colleges that serve the area include: University of California, Davis; California State University, Sacramento; American River College; Sierra College; McGeorge School of Law; Lincoln Law School of Sacramento; Golden Gate University; University of Phoenix; and National University.

Citrus Heights is the home of a dynamic retail and service market. Sunrise Shopping mall, recently remodeled with over 100 shops, including significant department and specialty shops such as Macy’s, Sears and JC Penney’s. Dawn Shopping center lies in the center of the city, along with the Sunrise MarketPlace which is a growing retail neighborhood providing a variety of retail, dining, and service facilities such as Barnes & Noble, Target Greatland, Best Buy and Lowe’s Home Improvement. Citrus Heights also features significant discount rate retailers such as Costco, Sam’s Club, and Wal-Mart.

In June of 2006, Citrus Heights formed its own authorities department. The department brought in lateral law enforcement officers from 62 different police firms throughout California. Under the management of Chief of Authorities Christopher Boyd, the freshly formed department took over law enforcement obligation from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in June of 2006. The police department is a complete company, with specialized units such as SWAT, Special Investigations, Traffic and School Resource Officers. @list:keywordsversion1 The department operates its own cutting-edge communications center, which responds to 911 calls and dispatches cops units throughout the city.

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