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Living in Sacramento

The state capital 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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45 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 25th 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: Downtown, Midtown and North Oak Park.

Sacramento Apartments for Rent

Sacramento Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 92 68 97 6,512
2 Midtown 88 53 98 8,586
3 North Oak Park 75 42 96 4,388
4 Old North Sacramento 75 46 80 4,508
5 Hollywood Park 74 38 76 2,376
6 Curtis Park 73 47 90 5,238
7 East Sacramento 68 38 86 17,090
8 Lawrence Park 67 36 58 1,847
9 Fruitridge Manor 67 37 73 3,537
10 Central Oak Park 67 38 80 5,338
11 Med Center 67 46 93 986
12 North City Farms 67 41 68 3,355
13 Mangan Park 65 38 67 1,342
14 Colonial Heights 64 35 76 1,760
15 Land Park 63 43 89 7,361
16 South City Farms 62 41 62 1,884
17 Gardenland 58 32 75 3,752
18 Northgate 58 28 69 4,097
19 Elmhurst 58 46 82 3,333
20 Tahoe Park 58 36 71 3,948
21 Noralto 58 42 76 3,203
22 Colonial Village 57 29 71 2,924
23 Tallac Village 56 36 68 2,121
24 South Oak Park 55 35 60 4,543
25 Fairgrounds 55 42 80 807
26 Avondale 53 28 63 3,297
27 Freeport Manor 51 29 66 1,220
28 Natomas Corporate Center 51 34 73 774
29 Woodbine 50 43 69 3,415
30 Metro Center 49 29 76 1,031
31 Upper Land Park 48 35 88 3,993
32 South Hagginwood 46 39 60 4,770
33 Tahoe South Park 46 35 66 2,015
34 Parkway 46 39 61 18,297
35 Golf Course Terrace 45 32 60 4,066
36 South Natomas 44 30 64 22,657
37 California State University-Sacramento 42 32 77 5,067
38 East Del Paso Heights 42 32 48 3,952
39 Tahoe Park East 42 43 74 1,064
40 Del Paso Heights 42 31 71 4,360
41 Natomas Crossing 41 26 66 3,116
42 Brentwood 39 41 61 1,890
43 Richardson Village 38 31 65 962
44 South East 38 36 64 5,293
45 Creekside 37 19 65 3,093
46 Glen Elder 37 25 58 3,041
47 College-Glen 36 37 75 8,712
48 Valley Hi - North Laguna 35 33 62 40,484
49 Oak Knoll 35 31 56 4,236
50 RP Sports Compex 35 21 59 1,154
51 Campus Commons 35 36 74 2,062
52 Hagginwood 34 37 55 5,045
53 Meadowview 34 34 55 26,747
54 Colonial Village North 33 31 64 2,783
55 Riverlake 32 33 67 3,137
56 South Land Park Terrace 32 27 63 2,433
57 Northpointe Park 31 20 55 9,922
58 Robla 29 21 54 7,857
59 Willis Acres 27 28 49 1,439
60 Frates Ranch 23 30 62 2,682
61 Gateway West 23 14 60 7,912
62 Northpointe 22 16 45 1,571
63 Sundance Lake 22 14 60 4,868
64 Ralley Industrial Park 20 16 47 1,151
65 Strawberry Manor 20 29 44 2,744
66 Willow Creek 19 17 63 4,113
67 Little Pocket 16 23 56 1,054
68 Westlake 16 14 54 3,182
69 Natomas Creek 2 15 46 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 1,427 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 Crest TheatreHistoric 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
on Crest Theatre

34 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 46 bus and 2 light rail lines.

Transit Time

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

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

68 Bike Score of Sacramento, CA

Sacramento is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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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
on #Greenhaven Welcome Sign

Photo of RUSH RIVER DR & GLORIA DR (SB) in Sacramento

RUSH RIVER DR & GLORIA DR (SB)

Photo of RUSH RIVER DR & GLORIA DR (SB) in Sacramento

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

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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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