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A home buyer’s guide to Galt, CA

Are you thinking of moving to Galt, CA? If yes, finding the right neighborhood might be an overwhelming task, especially for first-time home buyers with a strict budget. Fortunately, there are affordable housing options like Galt Mobile Estates which are close to shopping malls, restaurants, parks and other facilities.

The city of Galt is part of the expansive Sacramento metropolitan area, which is the fifth-largest in the state. It’s also one of the fastest-growing areas in the region in terms of labor opportunities and economy, attracting new residents and businesses.  

To help you better understand what Galt has to offer to its new residents, we have created this “quick” guide that includes its history and economic growth over the years, as well as information about the current living cost and the housing situation opportunity.


Why the name?

Founded by Chism Cooper Fugitt in the early 1850s, Galt started as a settlement that was initially named Liberty. In the early days, it was a rest stop for horse-drawn freight haulers who picked up supplies from Sun Franciso’s dock and delivered them to Thornton (formerly called New Hope Landing).

Then in 1861, while Galt was still part of a federal land grant called Chabolla Grant, it was used as a stagecoach stop for a train route that brought people from Stockton to Sacramento. 

Later on, John McFarland, a wealthy rancher and builder renamed the city and called it Galt, after a town in Ontario, Canada. He also built some of the first brick buildings in the area, including the one at 4th and B streets that’s still used today.



As a small but vibrant city dotted with suburban areas and green spaces, Galt now offers a wide range of housing options, including single-family homes, condos, and apartments. 

And as a city that offers excellent opportunities to working class and young families, there is also an uptick in the number of mobile home communities.

If you are looking for an affordable housing option that matches your lifestyle and is near downtown and major thoroughfares, check out  Galt Mobile Estates. This quaint and well-maintained neighborhood is located just off Highway 99 and is nestled in the Greenwood neighborhood of Galt, California, making this a great choice if you’re working in the Sacramento or Bay Area (and the surrounding communities). Plus, it’s near shopping centers, schools, and nightlife and entertainment.


Cost of Living

The cost of living in the Galt area is slightly less expensive compared to  California’s but a bit higher than the US average. But in terms of the housing cost, the city is notably more affordable than the rest of the state. The median home value is $356,700 which is slightly higher than the national average.


Things to do

As a vibrant city with a rich history that dates back to the mid-1800s, Galt is home to historical buildings and landmarks, nature reserves, museums, zoos, community parks, water attractions and farms.

These are some of the most popular attractions in the city: the Cosumnes River Preserve, The Rae House Museum, and Oak Farm Vineyards. But if you want something that will give you a unique experience, why not visit Galt’s farmer and Galt Market, which over the years has become the favorite place for bargain hunters who are looking for cheap but unique crafts?


Bottom line

Galt is a great place to raise a family with its access to good schools, shopping centers, public transportation and major thoroughfares. But over the years, it has also been attracting seniors who want to settle in a quiet neighborhood and young people who want to take advantage of its proximity to nature reserves and attractions that offer outdoor and sports activities. 

Looking for a mobile home community in the Southern Sacramento Valley that matches your lifestyle and is close enough to grocery stores and other facilities? If yes, check out Galt Mobile Estates, which is an all-ages, family-friendly community in the Greenwood neighborhood of Galt, California. 

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