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Living in Sacramento

The state capitol of California, Sacramento, is in the sunny Central Valley where much of California’s farming takes place. Old Town Sacramento is a tourist attraction with historic buildings, working steam trains, and converted paddle wheelers moored on the banks of the Sacramento River. Cal State Sacramento is here and nearby, there’s the University of California, Davis.

Sacramento’s light rail line has made commuting into downtown from some of the outer neighborhoods a lot easier, though the mild weather, mostly flat topography, and dedicated bike paths make Sacramento a great biking city. The city has a diverse population, a lively arts and music scene, and thousands of acres of parks.

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Walk Score of Sacramento, CA

Sacramento is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Underground Books

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Dixieland Park

Sacramento is the 24th most walkable large city in the US with 466,488 residents.

Sacramento has some public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Find apartments in Sacramento's most walkable neighborhoods: Boulevard Park, Downtown and Midtown / Winn Park Capital Avenue.

Sacramento Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Boulevard Park 92 49 99 2,892
2 Downtown 92 65 99 6,570
3 Midtown / Winn Park Capital Avenue 90 55 100 6,267
4 Marshall School 88 42 100 2,216
5 Mansion Flats 87 61 99 1,796
6 Richmond Grove 87 59 99 1,986
7 Alkali Flat 83 64 99 1,075
8 Southside Park 79 60 98 2,325
9 Newton Booth 76 55 100 2,750
10 New Era Park 76 43 99 1,673
11 North Oak Park 76 43 95 4,201
12 Old North Sacramento 75 45 89 4,744
13 Hollywood Park 72 38 77 2,356
14 Carelton Tract 67 39 78 1,281
15 South American River Industrial Park 66 44 95 790
16 Central Oak Park 66 39 84 5,256
17 Curtis Park 65 47 84 5,354
18 East Sacramento 65 38 86 16,719
19 Medical Center 64 45 92 1,299
20 Lawrence Park 63 37 64 1,682
21 North City Farms 62 40 65 3,434
22 Dos Rios Triangle 61 45 94 696
23 Colonial Heights 60 36 80 2,014
24 Land Park 60 42 86 7,195
25 Noralto 60 41 87 3,144
26 West Tahoe Park 58 37 81 1,372
27 Mangan Park 58 38 69 1,204
28 Swanston Estates 58 42 61 2,802
29 South Oak Park 55 35 64 4,861
30 South City Farms 55 40 63 1,863
31 Fruitridge Manor 54 37 65 4,849
32 Tahoe Park 54 39 76 3,901
33 Northgate 54 29 81 3,874
34 Elmhurst 53 45 88 1,961
35 Woodlake 52 47 76 1,558
36 Freeport Manor 52 29 67 1,266
37 Gardenland 51 32 86 3,829
38 Tallac Village 50 37 73 2,245
39 Colonial Village 50 28 82 3,472
40 East Del Paso Heights 48 33 53 4,122
41 River Park 48 28 73 3,449
42 Point West 47 40 74 1,315
43 Upper Land Park 47 35 85 4,028
44 Fairgrounds 47 42 77 821
45 South Hagginwood 46 38 74 4,634
46 Avondale 46 27 75 4,220
47 CSUS 45 42 82 1,171
48 South Land Park 45 30 71 13,185
49 Z'berg Park 45 35 71 1,787
50 Natomas Corporate Center 44 33 81 1,005
51 Tahoe Park South 44 34 75 2,026
52 Woodbine 44 42 58 3,416
53 Del Paso Park 43 42 61 1,097
54 Golf Course Terrace 43 33 61 4,235
55 Village 5 43 24 68 2,286
56 River Gardens 43 31 83 2,095
57 Richardson Village 43 31 78 1,147
58 Sierra Oaks 42 29 74 1,741
59 Parkway 42 39 55 17,984
60 Natomas Crossing 41 26 61 3,149
61 Metro Center 39 28 69 977
62 Glen Elder 39 21 64 2,930
63 South Natomas 39 30 69 24,766
64 Tahoe Park East 39 40 78 1,079
65 Glenwood Meadows 39 21 48 4,635
66 Pocket 38 33 65 25,901
67 Del Paso Heights 38 31 59 4,263
68 Gateway Center 37 29 69 2,298
69 Hagginwood 36 37 63 5,166
70 Colonial Manor 36 29 80 3,034
71 Campus Commons 35 36 77 3,023
72 RP Sports Complex 34 23 61 1,425
73 Cannon Industrial Park 33 45 62 527
74 Airport 33 31 48 1,084
75 Greenhaven 33 32 64 8,336
76 College/Glen 33 37 72 8,631
77 Ben Ali 33 45 62 1,307
78 Wills Acres 32 30 66 1,851
79 Robla 32 23 51 8,078
80 Meadowview 32 34 57 26,771
81 Valley High/North Laguna 32 29 59 40,691
82 Brentwood 32 40 59 1,845
83 Southeast Village 32 35 64 5,324
84 Village 12 32 20 62 3,615
85 Westlake 30 11 55 3,219
86 Natomas Park 28 22 63 8,601
87 Oak Knoll 28 29 59 1,215
88 West Del Paso Heights 27 32 69 2,973
89 Creekside 23 20 65 3,242
90 Johnson Heights 22 30 58 533
91 Village 11 20 16 52 4,383
92 Village 2 19 12 57 4,748
93 Little Pocket 19 24 53 1,183
94 Gateway West 18 14 54 8,052
95 North Pointe 17 17 38 1,436
96 Village 9 16 22 59 4,493
97 Willowcreek 16 18 54 4,329
98 Raley Industrial Park 15 23 38 839
99 Strawberry Manor 14 29 62 2,798
100 Natomas Creek 8 14 52 3,274
101 Village 7 5 20 52 3,437

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,473 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Sacramento.

People in Sacramento can walk to an average of 0.9 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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#Old Sacramento O' Malley's

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Tower Cafe

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thumbnail for Enter a locationHistoric picture palace. In 1995, the Crest received a one million dollar restoration bringing Sacramento's last picture palace back to it's glittery 1940's appearance. The Crest boasts one of the most elegant settings Sacramento has to offer, featuring a fabulous gold leaf art deco interior. 1997 saw the addition of two additional theatres where the Crest runs a 7 day a week film program of art, documentary and indie films.

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Transit Score of Sacramento, CA

Sacramento has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Sacramento apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Sacramento has some public transportation and about 57 bus and 3 light rail lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Sacramento on public transit.

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Sacramento has about 35 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

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Sunday Farmers Market

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Tower Cafe

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Magpie

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Bike Score of Sacramento, CA

Sacramento is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Crime in Sacramento

Each year in Sacramento, 23 violent crimes and 46 property crimes occur per 1,000 people.

Use our crime maps to find an apartment for rent in a safe Sacramento neighborhood.

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Greenfair Park

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SAN JUAN RD & TRUXEL RD (EB)

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J ST & 43RD ST (EB)

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FRANKLIN BLVD & 5TH AVE (SB)

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Noahs Bagels

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Garcia Bend Park

thumbnail for #Greenhaven Welcome SignThis neighborhood institution welcomes you with open arms. A quaint little area with beautiful homes, lots of parks and a lovely trail around the river.

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RUSH RIVER DR & GLORIA DR (SB)

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RUSH RIVER DR & GLORIA DR (SB)

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1042 Florin Road

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#Pocket Levee Trails

thumbnail for Reichmuth ParkSouth land park is another neighborhood in south sacramento. Here in reichmuth park holds a large park with a half pipe.

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on Reichmuth Park

Sacramento is Talking About...

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Sunday Farmers Market

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South Side Park

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South Side Park

thumbnail for Underground BooksThe book store next to the guild advertises upcoming events for the theater

Richard B Sharke
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