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    Beale AFB, CA Local Information

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Yuba-Sutter Counties area ranges from $610 to $1070 per month, with an average of about $840 per month.

    Yuba City and Sutter County Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Yuba City is about $194,000, compared to $384,000 for California. The average price for a house in Sutter County is about $199,000.

    Marysville and Yuba County Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Marysville is about $158,000, compared to $384,000 for California. The average price for a house in Yuba County is about $180,000.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a Mediterranean climate, with cool, wet winters with temperatures of 37-55 (record low 18) and summer temperatures in the 59-91 range (record high 113). Summers are hot and dry with heat waves from late June through early September. Winters are wet and cool, with fog. Spring is subject to flooding if the winter has been very wet or the snowpack was heavy. Overall, the area is generally fairly pleasant, with a yearly mean temperature range of 60-74 degrees.

    Short Description of the Area: The Yuba-Sutter counties area is an agricultural region of northern California, at the north end of the greater Sacramento, and just south of traditional Northern California Gold Country. The area has a combined population of about 167,000 people, mostly in the two major cities, Yuba City and Marysville, which keep about 77,000 between them. Generally Yuba-Sutter is a farmed river valley giving way to wooded hills. Local farms grow various fruits and grain, especially grapes and rice, and ranches raise cattle. Winter fog can persist, and at times is a driving hazard.

    The closest major communities to Beale AFB are Yuba City, Marysville, Linda, Oliveville, and Wheatland. Beale is in Yuba County, which has a population of about 72,000 people.

    Marysville is a small city of about 12,000 people, and is the county seat of Yuba County. It is about 19 miles from Beale, about a 28 minute drive.

    Linda is a community of 18,000 people, living mostly in houses, not apartments. It is about 13 miles away from Beale, and roughly a 20 minute drive.

    Wheatland is a small city of about 3,400 people. It is 11 miles from Beale, a commute of about 16 minutes. Wheatland is most famous for its Sleep Train Amphitheater, an 18,000 seat facility.

    Olivehurst is a small community of about 14,000 people, about 16 miles and 24 minutes away from Beale.

    Yuba City is the county city of Sutter County (not Yuba County, oddly enough) and has about 65,000 people. Sutter County has a population of about 95,000 people. Yuba City is about 22 miles away from Beale, and a commute of about 30 minutes.

    Other nearby small communities include Smartsville (really), Sheridan, and Lincoln.

    Major local employers are Fremont-Rideout Health Systems, the Yuba City School District, the County, Sunsweet Growers, and Sutter North Medical Group.

    Trivia: Yuba City is the birthplace of John J. Montgomery (b. 1858), the inventor and pilot of the first confirmed controlled glider of the United States (achieved 1884).