Located in the Central Valley, Sacramento may not have the glamorous reputation of the coastal cities but it is developing a scene all its own. One of its big draws is affordability. Cost of living is still high compared to the national average, but comparatively low to other parts of the state. As the state capital, government is the largest employer. Technology and healthcare are growing industries, and tourism relies on conventions and sports. The area has an abundance of breweries and wineries, and local farms play a big role in the restaurant scene. It also has 255 parks, history, art, car and railroad museums, and the American River Bike Trail. Sacramento has 31 high schools recognized as top schools. The violent crime rate has decreased recently due to police intervention in troubled areas.