Business Journal: Live Oak Growing
The little city of Live Oak, in Sutter County, is planning to quadruple in size by adding new homes.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Live Oak lies above Yuba City on Highway 99 … about 45 minutes north of sacramento international airport. The small town of 7,500 people is planning to annex 3,000 acres, with county approval … ushering in new subdivisions for 30,000 people or more. Sutter County is emerging as the lower-cost alternative for regional housing. Most of its future new residents likely to commute south on I-5 or other highways to jobs in or near sacramento or placer counties. While the new home market is in a slump around the Sacramento region today, this project wouldn’t have homes being built until several years from now.