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7 Great Neighborhoods in Sacramento

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Whether you are new to the Sacramento area, starting out, moving on up, or downsizing, one of these seven neighborhoods may be the perfect fit for you and your needs. Many of these Sacramento neighborhoods offer a host of benefits, from excellent schools to affordable housing. It’s always a beautiful day in these California neighborhoods.

Midtown.

Midtown draws in people due to its vibe and energetic feel. It comprises retail and residential areas within a 13×22 block by the state capitol. This is the place where the coolest people hang out. Full of hip cafes, restaurants and wine bars, Midtown is the place to head if you’re looking for fine dining and nightlife.

The area is full of young adults, but retired people also move to Midtown for its walkability, shorter commute to work, and the close proximity to cultural amenities. The area offers a mixture of apartments, condominiums, townhomes and classic Victorians. A notable recent project is the upscale Street Lofts.

This area is desirable, so it doesn’t come cheaply. Multi-family units start at around $300,000 and the prices rise to over a million dollars.

Tahoe Park.

If you’re thinking about moving to the Sacramento area, Tahoe Park is an up and coming community that first-time homebuyer’s love. Near downtown but offering affordable prices, this well-established area was built in the first half of the 20th century, offering a range of architectural styles of homes under the shade of mature trees.

Tahoe Park is near Sac State, the UC Davis Medical Center and the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. Proximity to these locations attracts residents who work at these facilities. Tahoe Park’s name came from the 19-acre park located at the center of the neighborhood, making it a popular hangout for fitness enthusiasts and young families. It features a basketball court, horseshoes, play areas, a swimming and wading pool, volleyball, and more.

Land Park.

Homes in the Land Park area are in high demand due to their proximity to 166-acre William Land Park. Not to mention, the homes in this neighborhood look like they’ve come straight out of a storybook. The large homes are distinctive in their architecture, from the Tudor-style homes and English cottages to Craftsman bungalows. Built primarily between 1930 and 1950, many of the area’s residents are the original homeowners. Some homes are even passed on from one generation to the next.

Land Park is famous for the historic and iconic Tower Theater, which opened in 1938. The Theater is an art deco treasure and a hot spot for independent and foreign films. The close-knit community is a place where everyone takes the time to get to know each other. Families take advantage of the Sacramento zoo and others head to the golf course. People often attend block parties and get a chance to talk to friends, old and new.

The area also is home to great schools, another pro for families. It’s worthy to note, though, that it’s one of the most expensive areas in the Sacramento region. Despite the recent decline in Sacramento home sales, the area has largely retained its value.

Natomas.

This area has been the rage lately. Newer homes in well-designed communities and great school districts are attracting both young professionals and families to Natomas. However, the levees in the area have been downgraded and flood insurance is a state-mandated expense for residents.

River City Commons is full of mid-century modern homes designed by Carter Sparks, a local architect. The homes are available at affordable prices – half-plexes start in the low $100,000s. It’s also great for those who want to stay active. The area has tennis courts and walking trails, where residents can get heart rates up and enjoy the fresh air.

Elk Grove.

Elk Grove has one of the nation’s fasting growing economies, and therefore is a rapidly growing city in California. The old farming town has boomed in the last decade. Homes are newer and modern with similar architecture echoed from one neighborhood to the next.

Culturally diverse families love the area. It’s great for people who don’t want the bustle of downtown Sacramento, but do want to offer their kids the chance to grow up in a nice neighborhood. The schools are good and the community is full of people who have jobs in Sacramento. Even so, Elk Grove residents tend to otherwise stay right in their neighborhood.

Campus Commons.

If you’re seeking turnkey living, Campus Commons is a hot spot. Along the American River near Sacramento State, this community was developed by Robert Powell in the 1970s. The 680-acre neighborhood features two lakes, swimming pools, tennis courts, spas, a clubhouse and around 1,160 single-family homes. People love the area because it’s suburban yet close to downtown. It also offers lush landscaping in the common areas and the residents’ yards, courtesy of the Homeowners Association. People love that there is no yard work to maintain! For those who aspire the low maintenance lifestyle, Campus Commons is the place. You even get night security.

Rocklin.

Ranked in 2017 Niche.com list of best Sacramento-area elementary schools, this area offers a lot for the whole family. Rocklin has lots of family activities going on in Whitney Ranch specifically, from Easter egg hunts to kids’ crafts. There are various parks in the area, trails and other amenities, making the area a perfect place for active families.  People love the seven-storey deep Granite Quarry at Quarry Park. Go during the summer for outdoor concerts and lots of fun!

You want the highest quality and care for your loved ones, and Rocklin has some of the leading healthcare providers. Kaiser Permanente was honored with various accolades such as “Best Health Provider,” American’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics,” and more.

 

Sacramento has many great neighborhoods that offer a lot of incredible features and perks to its residents. Figure out what is most important to you in your future home and city and decide on your budget. You are well on your way to finding a new place to live in the Sacramento area that offers all you could ever need and more.