Suburbs of Sacramento
Big city living isn’t for everyone–but at the same time, urban areas certainly have their perks. There’s the culture, the food, the arts, the food, the energy, and you know, the food. But there are drawbacks. There’s traffic, expensive parking, expensive housing–pretty much, expensive everything, depending on which big city you’re looking at.
But that’s where the suburbs come in–they have all of the benefits of being near big cities, without actually having to be big cities.
The college town of Davis known for its rich agricultural history, its vibrant livability, sense of innovation and undeniable sophistication. The city is home to University of California, Davis is one of the finest universities in the state. There are 34 community and neighborhood parks in Davis, including Central Park, which is home to an award-winning year-round farmers’ market. The downtown area offers an array of restaurants, boutiques, galleries, bars and bike shops. Residents may easily travel out of town for other attractions as Davis is located about 30 minutes from downtown Sacramento, about 90 minutes from San Francisco, and two hours from Lake Tahoe.
Located northeast of Sacramento, Folsom is defined by its historic charm, lively community, outdoor recreation, top-notch schools and abundance of attractions. The diverse selection of neighborhoods in Folsom offer everything from established homes on tree-lined streets to new construction homes featuring the latest technology. Folsom boasts over 34 miles of paved walking, biking and equestrian trails, and Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma are popular destinations for sailing, boating and swimming, while the American River offers rafting, kayaking and fishing. Folsom is home to the headquarters of Intel Corporation. The city provides a number of job opportunities, and the city’s light rail station starts in Folsom, providing convenient access to downtown Sacramento.
Natomas is a pleasant area just north of Sacramento divided into two distinct communities, South Natomas and North Natomas. South Natomas is located minutes from downtown and is a popular area for city commuters to call home. North Natomas offers luxury living along the Sacramento River and hosts a variety of destinations, including picturesque parks and the Sacramento International Airport. With an abundance of green space, restaurants, shops and other desirable destinations, Natomas is an excellent place to call home — and a great place to spend the day. The community enjoys convenient access to I-80, I-5 and Highway 99, making it a great residential area for commuting professionals. Convenience is the name of the game for Natomas, as there is no shortage of shops, restaurants, and entertainment for all ages. Natomas park and community amenities include playgrounds, ball fields, dog parks, a water park, an amphitheater, a community center, a library, a rose garden and a light rail station.
Midtown— If you want a fast-paced youthful environment, consider the Downtown or Midtown areas. Midtown has an eclectic mix of hippies and hipsters as well as young working professionals. The housing market is equally varied. You might find a single-family house next to an apartment building next to a tattoo parlor. Looking for a highly walkable area? Midtown is your best bet.
East Sacramento — East Sac is an upscale section of town that has high price per sq ft in the city. This area is home to doctors, attorneys, lobbyists, and business owners. The area has McKinley Park, a 32-acre green space full of recreational places to gather.
South Land Park — This neighborhood is composed primarily of 1950’s ranch style homes and is located just four miles south of the state capitol. Homes don’t turn over very often in this area because they tend to stay in the family for generations.
College Greens — This neighborhood is home to Sac State, but it isn’t necessarily just a college town. College Greens offers its residents more home and yard space than you would find in Midtown or East Sac.