Monday, June 26, 2023

Galt, California: History, Real Estate & Fun Facts

Located just 15 miles south of Elk Grove California lies the city of Galt. A growing agricultural town with a long history dating back to it’s inception in 1869. At the time when Galt was formed it had a population of around 100 people. At the time Galt's trading industries consisted of Post office and access to a train. 

The next 20 years of Galt’s development consisted of churches being founded. By 1908 Galt had a population of about 1,000 people and roads had began to replace dirt roads. By 1911 Galt High school was established and by 1912 Galt’s chamber of commerce has been created. As of 2020 Galt boast a population of 25,527 people and that number is set grow exponentially with many housing subdivision being built (Galt Chamber of Commerce). 

I personally have family who have recently purchased a New Construction home in the city of Galt. The city of Galt has nine subdivision being created in the year 2023 alone! Subdivision such as residential homes, condominiums and townhomes. 

Galt’s housing market (median sales price) has increased month over month from $477,743 to $550,000. The city seen a 15% increase month over month with 18 sales total. Although there’s been a 15% in median sales price, the appreciation does not mean every home in every neighborhood appreciated that much. This time last year Galt’s median sales price was $635,539. Year over year the median sales price is down 13% for the city of Galt (Sacramento Association of Realtors). 

Galt is a growing economy that offers eateries such as Brewster's Bar & Grill, El Rodeo and Velvet Grill & Creamery. The city of Galt also has a Brewery that I've yet to check out! The name of this place is called River Rock Brewery. 

Since the inception of Galt high school in 1912, they've added 2 more high schools and an adult school. As far as elementary schools there's seven to choose from (Lake canyon, Marengo Ranch, River Oaks, etc).

If your looking to have some fun in Galt you can look forward to a Saturday market from March-November from 9am-2pm (located at 4th street I’m Downtown Galt). The city also has activities such Movies in the park (Veterans Field) and Concerts (Veterans Field).

Until next time! 

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