Where are the Great Sacramento Neighborhoods?
First you need to ask yourself what makes a great neighborhood?
The Sacramento Magazine recently published why 10 neighborhoods stood out. Just so you know there are more than 10, in my humble opinion. But, here was the Sacramento Magazine picks and some of the reasons why:
Here are the top Great Sacramento Neighborhoods in and around the area:
- Loomis, was chosen for its rural, slow paced and is actually in Placer County, not Sacramento County. It has a population of 6, 300. This is one of those places where Everybody knows your name. They have a real sense of community and support local businesses. There are gated communities and ranches with home prices from $329,000 to $3 million plus. If you would like to view some of the properties in Loomis, simply click Loomis Homes for Sale.
- Winn Park, in Midtown is an urban neighborhood where traveling on foot is the norm. The City of Trees displays the elegant canopy where bungalows, Victorians, craftsman, four-plexes and apartment buildings all reside with the many local storefronts. Locals here pride themselves on being on a first name basis relationship with local shop owners. There is a little bit of everything and everyone here where tolerance and acceptability are key. Prices in these neighborhoods range depending on renovation of house. Click to see a few of the homes in Midtown for sale.
- Arden Park, in Fair Oaks has been featured several times and takes pride in keeping the trees that envelope the roadways. Few sidewalks and curbs are found here, instead their are generous lot sizes. Click the linkfor a sampling of homes for sale in Arden Park.
- River City Commons in Sacramento does an excellent job with the half-plexes, the quaint cul-de-sacs speckled in the woodsy feel of the South Natomas neighborhood. This is a community with Homeowner Association dues that give the resident on the go more time of other things. Cant beat the 5 minute commute to Downtown Sacramento. For a look at the homes for sale in this area, click here.
- Curtis Park, in Sacramento was one of the first subdivisions, if you can believe that within a 5“10 minute bike ride downtown. Here with all its history and close knit residents, are bungalows, Crafts, Storybook and Spanish Revival style homes, again along mature tree-lined streets. For more on Curtis Park and for a peek at some of the Curtis Park homes for sale, click Curtis Park Homes for sale.
- Phoenix Field, Fair Oaks is an area northeast of Sunset and Hazel Avenue that once was home to the Phoenix Field Airport. That is why the streets in that are are so named. Back in the 1940s to the 80s the residents could taxi their planes from their yards to the runway. Today,the airstrip is gone. Most of the homes in this area now, were built in the 1990s. The neighborhood finds every excuse for partying and walking the dogs is a great way to catch up on whats going on. Click here and look for aviation street names for sale then you know you are in the right place.
- Beamer Park, Woodland is located in Yolo County where the neighborhood took 40 years from start to finish to complete which is why there are so many different styles of homes. You may see a Tudor cottage along side a Western Shingle or Mission Revival. Those that live here tend to stay so there are very few homes that become available.
- Holly Hills Lane in Cameron Park, is not a subdivision but rather a street whose resident owners have a huge heart. They found a way to social network after 9“11 and one of their own neighbors they lost to cancer by joining forces each year and decorating to the hilt for the holidays with a spectacular light display, adopting two needy families and contributing to the local food banks and just plain being good neighbors. Click here to see the homes for sale on Holly Hills Lane in Cameron Park.
- Shelfield Oaks in Carmichael is close to Fair Oaks Blvd and all the bustle but is tucked away in what the resident owners consider a slice of heaven where instead of hearing the bustle of the street they hear the American River below the bluffs. These homes are not showy and built in the 1960s with low-slung roofs and simple lines with plenty of tall windows letting the outside in. Built by Streng, the buyers have mostly been those artists, teachers, psychologists and those wanting to live with nature. Since homes very frequently go on the market.
- Oak Park, which is the oldest suburb in Sacramento has had a rough hill to climb with its decline over the years in ownership and crime. It is said that over the past few years there have only been 8% home ownership but now it is 60% and continuing to grow. Kevin Johnson, former NBA star has rallied major redevelopment dollars and brought back a sense of pride to the neighborhood that he grew up in and helping to make the change. Neighborhood meetings and the revival of this area are strong with up to 100 attending monthly meetings. With that much strength and beautiful Victorian, Highwater Bungalow and Craftsman homes this seems like a win, win. Click here for a look at a few of the Oak Park Homes for sale.
Do YOU have a favorite Neighborhood? What makes YOUR Great Sacramento Neighborhood best?