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The city of Galt, population 24,000, is located approximately 20 miles south of Sacramento and sits at the southern end of the Sacramento Valley just minutes from the Northern California Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta Recreation Area and the Cosumnes River Preserve. In relation to the broader Central Valley region, Galt is bounded by the Coastal Mountain Range to the west, the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range to the east and enjoys a climate of mild winters and warm to hot summers that are cooled by the soft evening winds of the Delta. Galt offers boundless recreational opportunities in town, on the Delta and is less than two hours to the San Francisco Bay Area as well as Reno and Tahoe.
Growth has created both commercial and industrial opportunities for new business with the addition of major shopping centers and a reinvigorated downtown revitalization program. The city of Galt supports a sustainable lifestyle and in 2012 built the Galt Solar Project generating approximately 1MW of power as the city's commitment to energy independence. In 2012, the new Central Galt Interchange was constructed replacing an interchange first built in 1956. The new interchange is a significant transportation improvement that compliments the community's needs in serving more than 30,000 weekly guests at the city-owned and operated Galt Market where new, used and wholesale goods can be purchased in a year-round, open air marketplace that earns more than $2 million in income for community recreation programs.
Galt is home to one of the finest park systems in the Valley and offers a wide array of recreation programs that encourage an active lifestyle in support of good health. The new Walker Community Park is a great place for regional sporting events, family picnics or for the kids to just play at the park. The city's pride in its programs and services is evident throughout the entire community.