6.9 out of 10

Sutter Creek

38.3845878778565 -120.805671514812
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5

"What A Gem!"

Of all the places in Amador county, Sutter Creek is by far my favorite. The locals are very friendly and support the small town businesses, I love the old Victorian era buildings and houses that surround the area, and just about every month there is something going on to keep you entertained, whether it be the music in the park events, sidewalk sales, classic car and chili cook off, farmers market, or even the popular Christmas delights.

There are a few downers for the city of Sutter creek however, like the lack of employment growth and home growth, shopping options are limited so if you need groceries you have to just take a short drive over the hill to Martell or Sutter Hill, and its always been, and hasn't changed, as one of the more expensive places to live (a large population of wealthy retired people). It would be a good area for young adults going to college, since its not to far of a commute to your colleges in Folsom or sacramento.

There really isn't much of a nightlife, making the town a quiet and peaceful place. The crime in the area is low, which is a plus. Over the past few years, Sutter creek has been gaining more popularity since it is ideally located not far from Shenandoah Valley and becoming more of a wine lovers town with stores offering great selections of locally produced wines.

In conclusion, this charming little town is great for people who want to just visit or may be wanting to move into the area. The schools are good, the lifestyle is easy going, there's a great sense of community. So what more can you ask for?
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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