About Rio Linda, California
Rio Linda is located in Sacramento County, California, approximately 15 miles north of Sacramento. It was named after the Rio Linda Rancho, which was established in the mid-19th century. The community was initially founded as an agricultural area, known for its dairy farms and poultry ranches. Rio Linda has a total area of 9.3 square miles and is predominantly rural. It has a semi-arid climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. The population of Rio Linda as of the 2024 census is around 17,181. The community is known for its tight-knit and friendly atmosphere, with residents often participating in local events and activities. Rio Linda is home to several parks and recreational areas, including Dry Creek Regional Park and Gibson Ranch Park. Dry Creek Regional Park offers opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, and picnicking, as well as access to the Dry Creek Parkway. Gibson Ranch Park is a popular venue for weddings, concerts, and other outdoor events, featuring a lake, picnic areas, and horseback riding facilities. The Rio Linda Farmers Market, held on Sundays, showcases local produce, crafts, and food vendors. The area is known for its abundance of walnut trees, with many residents being involved in walnut farming. Rio Linda is home to the Rio Linda Knights, a youth sports organization that offers various athletic programs for children and teens. The annual Rio Linda Elverta Country Faire is a popular event that celebrates the community’s rural heritage, featuring live music, food, and local vendors.