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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 23rd 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: Midtown, Downtown and Old North Sacramento.

Sacramento Apartments for Rent

Sacramento Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Midtown 93 53 98 8,586
2 Downtown 92 67 97 6,512
3 Old North Sacramento 81 46 73 4,508
4 North Oak Park 78 42 96 4,388
5 Curtis Park 72 47 89 5,238
6 Hollywood Park 71 38 69 2,376
7 Med Center 71 46 91 986
8 Lawrence Park 69 36 58 1,847
9 Central Oak Park 69 38 80 5,338
10 East Sacramento 68 38 85 17,090
11 Mangan Park 68 38 64 1,342
12 North City Farms 67 41 64 3,355
13 Noralto 67 41 76 3,203
14 Colonial Heights 65 36 73 1,760
15 Fruitridge Manor 64 37 71 3,537
16 South Oak Park 62 35 59 4,543
17 Tahoe Park 61 36 68 3,948
18 Land Park 61 43 89 7,361
19 South City Farms 60 40 58 1,884
20 Elmhurst 60 46 84 3,333
21 Natomas Corporate Center 58 34 72 774
22 Colonial Village 57 29 68 2,924
23 Fairgrounds 57 42 81 807
24 Gardenland 57 32 72 3,752
25 Freeport Manor 57 29 69 1,220
26 Tallac Village 55 36 64 2,121
27 Northgate 55 28 68 4,097
28 Avondale 52 28 60 3,297
29 South Hagginwood 52 38 56 4,770
30 Woodbine 51 42 70 3,415
31 Richardson Village 51 31 69 962
32 Natomas Crossing 50 25 67 3,116
33 Metro Center 49 29 72 1,031
34 Tahoe South Park 49 35 61 2,015
35 Tahoe Park East 49 45 67 1,064
36 East Del Paso Heights 48 32 47 3,952
37 California State University-Sacramento 47 32 78 5,067
38 Upper Land Park 47 35 90 3,993
39 South Natomas 46 30 63 22,657
40 Glen Elder 46 25 48 3,041
41 Parkway 44 39 56 18,297
42 Creekside 42 19 65 3,093
43 Golf Course Terrace 42 31 65 4,066
44 Del Paso Heights 42 31 70 4,360
45 Willis Acres 40 28 48 1,439
46 South East 39 36 51 5,293
47 Meadowview 38 33 51 26,747
48 Brentwood 38 40 61 1,890
49 Hagginwood 38 36 51 5,045
50 Colonial Village North 37 32 61 2,783
51 Valley Hi - North Laguna 35 32 59 40,484
52 Oak Knoll 35 31 53 4,236
53 South Land Park Terrace 34 27 65 2,433
54 College-Glen 34 37 73 8,712
55 Riverlake 34 33 62 3,137
56 Northpointe Park 33 20 55 9,922
57 Robla 33 21 50 7,857
58 RP Sports Compex 32 21 55 1,154
59 Campus Commons 32 37 80 2,062
60 Gateway West 30 14 60 7,912
61 Frates Ranch 26 30 61 2,682
62 Westlake 25 11 55 3,182
63 Ralley Industrial Park 23 16 46 1,151
64 Sundance Lake 23 13 58 4,868
65 Northpointe 22 16 46 1,571
66 Strawberry Manor 22 29 39 2,744
67 Willow Creek 18 17 63 4,113
68 Little Pocket 12 23 58 1,054
69 Natomas Creek 8 15 48 3,511

Average Home Features

According to HomeAdvisor Data, these characteristics make up the average home in Sacramento

Average square footage 2000
Homeowners have 3.3 bedrooms
Homeowners have 2.3 bathrooms
Age of home 45 years
Average time living in home 12 years

Check out HomeAdvisor’s Sacramento Home Happiness Survey.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,735 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Sacramento.

People in Sacramento can walk to an average of 2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Noahs Bagels

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#Old Sacramento O' Malley's

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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.

Edward Donaghy
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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 56 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 34 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Sacramento? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

Wolfie

I enjoy walking and visiting my neighbors in Tahoe Park. I enjoy running, biking and traveling. Tahoe Park has major traffic issues and speeding but over all is a wonderful neighborhood. TPA- Tahoe Park Association is the local neighborhood association here you can join this community organization by emailing them tpacomm@gmail.com

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John Paul Ii School

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Tahoe Elementary School

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Momo's Meat Market

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Sunday Farmers Market

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Tower Cafe

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Magpie Café

Bike Score of Sacramento, CA

Sacramento is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Crime in Sacramento

= Lowest Crime

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.

Pick a neighborhood to see crime maps or type an address to see the Crime Grade for that location.

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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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Tahoe Park

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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.

Adam Edro
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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.

Richard B Sharke
on Reichmuth Park

Sacramento is Talking About...

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Sunday Farmers Market

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South Side Park

Photo of South Side Park in Sacramento

South Side Park

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

Richard B Sharke
on Underground Books

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