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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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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: Downtown, Midtown and Old North Sacramento.

Sacramento Apartments for Rent

View all Sacramento apartments on a map. The average rent is $1,276 and the average home price is $304,975.

Rental info for Pheasant Pointe Apartments in the Sacramento area
from $1,090
1 bed
Walk Score 61
Rental info for The Crossing at Riverlake in the Sacramento area
from $1,325
1 bed
Walk Score 48
Rental info for Homecoming at Creekside Apartments in the Sacramento area
from $1,455
Rental info for Capitol Yards in the Sacramento area
from $1,325
Studio
Walk Score 74
Rental info for California Place Apartments in the Sacramento area
from $982
1 bed
Walk Score 62
Rental info for Ashford Park in the Sacramento area
from $1,295
1 bed
Walk Score 30
Rental info for Carmel Pointe in the Sacramento area
from $900
1 bed
Walk Score 63
Rental info for Fremont Mews Apartment Homes in the Sacramento area
from $1,500
Studio
Walk Score 89

To view Sacramento homes for sale sorted by Walk Score, visit Trulia.com.

Sacramento Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 92 66 98 6,512
2 Midtown 91 52 100 8,586
3 Old North Sacramento 78 46 90 4,508
4 North Oak Park 76 42 95 4,388
5 Curtis Park 70 46 84 5,238
6 Hollywood Park 70 38 78 2,376
7 Med Center 69 46 94 986
8 Lawrence Park 66 35 60 1,847
9 East Sacramento 66 38 86 17,090
10 Central Oak Park 66 39 84 5,338
11 North City Farms 65 41 68 3,355
12 Mangan Park 64 38 70 1,342
13 Land Park 62 42 87 7,361
14 Noralto 62 41 87 3,203
15 Colonial Heights 60 36 79 1,760
16 Fruitridge Manor 60 38 66 3,537
17 South City Farms 59 40 66 1,884
18 South Oak Park 59 35 65 4,543
19 Colonial Village 57 29 84 2,924
20 Freeport Manor 57 29 69 1,220
21 Natomas Corporate Center 57 34 75 774
22 Elmhurst 56 46 84 3,333
23 Gardenland 56 32 87 3,752
24 Tahoe Park 56 36 75 3,948
25 Avondale 53 28 78 3,297
26 Northgate 53 28 81 4,097
27 Upper Land Park 53 33 89 3,993
28 Tallac Village 52 37 72 2,121
29 Woodbine 52 42 59 3,415
30 Natomas Crossing 50 25 64 3,116
31 Richardson Village 50 31 80 962
32 Metro Center 50 29 70 1,031
33 Tahoe Park East 49 43 77 1,064
34 Fairgrounds 48 42 78 807
35 East Del Paso Heights 47 32 56 3,952
36 South Hagginwood 47 38 75 4,770
37 Tahoe South Park 47 35 76 2,015
38 Glen Elder 45 25 67 3,041
39 South Natomas 45 30 69 22,657
40 California State University-Sacramento 45 32 77 5,067
41 Creekside 44 19 66 3,093
42 Parkway 43 39 57 18,297
43 Golf Course Terrace 43 31 62 4,066
44 Del Paso Heights 39 31 59 4,360
45 Colonial Village North 39 32 80 2,783
46 Riverlake 38 33 64 3,137
47 South East 38 36 63 5,293
48 South Land Park Terrace 37 27 76 2,433
49 Willis Acres 36 28 66 1,439
50 Meadowview 35 33 58 26,747
51 Valley Hi - North Laguna 35 35 60 40,484
52 Hagginwood 35 36 63 5,045
53 Brentwood 34 40 58 1,890
54 RP Sports Compex 34 21 61 1,154
55 College-Glen 34 36 70 8,712
56 Northpointe Park 32 20 64 9,922
57 Campus Commons 32 36 74 2,062
58 Robla 31 21 50 7,857
59 Oak Knoll 29 31 65 4,236
60 Frates Ranch 28 30 63 2,682
61 Westlake 27 11 57 3,182
62 Gateway West 23 14 57 7,912
63 Sundance Lake 21 13 58 4,868
64 Northpointe 20 16 38 1,571
65 Ralley Industrial Park 19 16 39 1,151
66 Willow Creek 19 17 55 4,113
67 Strawberry Manor 17 29 59 2,744
68 Little Pocket 16 23 57 1,054
69 Natomas Creek 8 14 49 3,511

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,534 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Sacramento.

People in Sacramento can walk to an average of 1 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

Bike Score of Sacramento, CA

Sacramento is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Crime in Sacramento

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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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Reichmuth Park

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Underground Books

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Dixieland Park

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Greenfair Park

Photo of SAN JUAN RD & TRUXEL RD (EB) in Sacramento

SAN JUAN RD & TRUXEL RD (EB)

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J ST & 43RD ST (EB)

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

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FRANKLIN BLVD & 5TH AVE (SB)

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Tahoe Park

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Garcia Bend Park

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RUSH RIVER DR & GLORIA DR (SB)

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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RUSH RIVER DR & GLORIA DR (SB)

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1042 Florin Road

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#Pocket Levee Trails

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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