Sacramento is the State Capitol of California and has grown and prospered from the pioneer and Gold Rush Days to a modern metropolitan city. You can reach the Bay Area or the Sierra Nevada Mountains within two hours and many highways intersect the city for easy access to anywhere. California is an environmentally conscious state encouraging recycling and energy and water conservation. With great schools for K-12 in addition to 3 Junior Colleges, Sacramento State University and University of California at Davis in our midst, educational opportunities are easy to find. Always looking to the future, Sacramento recently completed the Golden One Center in Downtown Sacramento, home of the NBA Sacramento Kings and also an events center, recently hosting Paul McCartney. It has created a revival in the city with new hotels, restaurants and entertainment downtown. We also have the River Cats Minor League Baseball team and Major League Soccer is in the future. There is much to offer families and businesses and the draw of reasonably priced housing lures Bay Area residents to the region. Expanding to the south on Interstate 80 and Hwy 99 is Elk Grove and to the north and east are Roseville and Rocklin and Lincoln. Sacramento has many outstanding neighborhoods to choose from and they each have their own personality and amenities. There is something and someplace for everyone and great weather too. The city works hard to take care of all residents and has many options for senior or retirement living. We take care of our own and work hard to meet the needs of veterans, immigrants and our diverse population. Businesses are attracted to Sacramento because of reasonable prices for start-ups and a ready employment market. Our Light Rail system makes it easy to get around if you want to avoid the traffic and our Amtrak Station offers access to the Bay Area for commuters.
Also known as the Fabulous Forties, homes in this area are made for the upper middle class lifestyle. Grand homes with front porches, neighborhood parks and easy access to downtown make it a popular choice for those wanting a stable area in a safe, beautiful setting. Between Interstate 80 going northeast and US 50 it is close to Sacramento State College and within 15 minutes of downtown. The Pavilions Shopping Center off Fair Oaks and Howe Avenues is close with chic shops, restaurants and shopping. You can take J street right downtown to the State Capitol, Sutter's Fort Historical Museum and the Crocker Art Gallery or Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub for food and entertainment. Median home prices start at $510,000 with an average income of $77,000. Area parks such as McKinley Park are popular for dog walking, jogging and outdoor activities. The Fabulous Forties is a popular place to see beautiful decorations during the Christmas holidays.
Another well established middle class neighborhood is Land Park. Accessible from Interstate 5 and close to the Sacramento Zoo and William Land Park which is a perfect place to take the family and visitors. Comfortable homes built from the 1940's through the 1970's show a median price of $575,000 with the average income at $71,000. These are traditional homes 3-4 bedrooms on tree lined streets, well kept front and back yards and close knit neighborhoods. It's an easy commute to downtown 10-15 minutes for the many state, city or professional workers. Contributing to Sacramento's nearly half a million population are well established middle class families bringing a diverse community together. Its a short drive to Biba's Italian Restaurant on Capitol Avenue or the Firehouse Steakhouse in Old Sacramento. One of the iconic and most popular establishments is the Freeport Bakery known for its delectable desserts, breads and treats, a must visit for anyone or come down to Old Sacramento for a stroll on the waterfront.
Just off the American River and Interstate 80 is River Park. Its still just a 10 to 15 minute commute to downtown and all the amenities, but is also in a highly popular community area with median homes prices at $500,000 and average income of $101,000. It is close to Cal Expo where the California State Fair and many events are held each year. Arden Fair Mall is just up the freeway about 5 minutes away and the Arden area is well known for great restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Traditional 3 and 4 bedroom homes fill the area with access to great schools and parks. The American River Parkway is popular for joggers, hikes and bike rides. The river is a great summer spot for picnics and swimming, but be sure to bring your life jacket. Come to the Cheesecake Factory on Arden Way for great lunch or dinner and of course a piece of their homemade cheesecake. Lots of movie theaters are available or pay a visit to Capitol Confections in Town and Country Village to satisfy your sweet tooth with hand made candy.