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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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49 Walk Score of Sacramento, CA

Sacramento is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Crest Theatre

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#Greenhaven Welcome Sign

Sacramento is the 21st 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 Hollywood Park.

Sacramento Apartments for Rent

Sacramento Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Midtown 94 53 99 8,586
2 Downtown 93 65 98 6,512
3 Hollywood Park 82 41 78 2,376
4 Old North Sacramento 82 47 76 4,508
5 North Oak Park 80 45 97 4,388
6 Curtis Park 78 48 91 5,238
7 North City Farms 74 43 68 3,355
8 Mangan Park 74 40 64 1,342
9 Lawrence Park 74 39 58 1,847
10 Central Oak Park 73 40 80 5,338
11 East Sacramento 72 36 88 17,090
12 Fruitridge Manor 69 40 72 3,537
13 Med Center 69 49 95 986
14 South City Farms 69 42 60 1,884
15 Land Park 68 43 90 7,361
16 Colonial Heights 67 37 77 1,760
17 Gardenland 66 34 76 3,752
18 Noralto 65 43 74 3,203
19 South Oak Park 64 37 59 4,543
20 Northgate 64 31 68 4,097
21 Natomas Corporate Center 62 35 68 774
22 South Hagginwood 60 39 58 4,770
23 Freeport Manor 60 30 62 1,220
24 Colonial Village 59 31 70 2,924
25 Tallac Village 59 38 68 2,121
26 Elmhurst 58 48 86 3,333
27 Tahoe Park 58 37 73 3,948
28 Avondale 57 29 60 3,297
29 Upper Land Park 54 32 89 3,993
30 Woodbine 53 42 70 3,415
31 Fairgrounds 53 44 83 807
32 Del Paso Heights 52 32 70 4,360
33 Richardson Village 50 31 61 962
34 South Natomas 50 33 61 22,657
35 Metro Center 50 29 71 1,031
36 Tahoe South Park 49 35 68 2,015
37 East Del Paso Heights 49 32 45 3,952
38 Parkway 48 39 61 18,297
39 California State University-Sacramento 48 29 78 5,067
40 Brentwood 46 41 61 1,890
41 Golf Course Terrace 46 31 57 4,066
42 Natomas Crossing 45 28 63 3,116
43 Hagginwood 45 37 53 5,045
44 RP Sports Compex 44 26 58 1,154
45 Creekside 44 23 63 3,093
46 South East 42 37 64 5,293
47 South Land Park Terrace 41 28 62 2,433
48 Oak Knoll 40 32 51 4,236
49 Tahoe Park East 40 43 74 1,064
50 College-Glen 39 36 75 8,712
51 Glen Elder 39 30 56 3,041
52 Campus Commons 37 36 73 2,062
53 Valley Hi - North Laguna 37 30 61 40,484
54 Riverlake 37 33 63 3,137
55 Colonial Village North 37 30 65 2,783
56 Meadowview 36 33 53 26,747
57 Northpointe Park 34 17 52 9,922
58 Willis Acres 33 29 45 1,439
59 Robla 30 21 52 7,857
60 Ralley Industrial Park 26 6 45 1,151
61 Frates Ranch 24 31 60 2,682
62 Northpointe 24 16 44 1,571
63 Strawberry Manor 22 31 41 2,744
64 Little Pocket 21 21 54 1,054
65 Sundance Lake 20 19 57 4,868
66 Gateway West 18 6 57 7,912
67 Willow Creek 18 17 61 4,113
68 Westlake 13 18 52 3,182
69 Natomas Creek 2 8 45 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 1,500 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.

Photo of Noahs Bagels in Sacramento

Noahs Bagels

Photo of #Old Sacramento O' Malley's in Sacramento

#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 on Redfin.

Public Transit Routes

Sacramento has some public transportation and about 41 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.

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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Photo of John Paul Ii School in Sacramento

John Paul Ii School

Photo of Tahoe Elementary School in Sacramento

Tahoe Elementary School

Photo of Momo's Meat Market in Sacramento

Momo's Meat Market

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Sunday Farmers Market

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Tower Cafe

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Magpie Café

67 Bike Score of Sacramento, CA

Sacramento is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Photo of Reichmuth Park in Sacramento

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

Photo of FRANKLIN BLVD & 5TH AVE (SB) in Sacramento

FRANKLIN BLVD & 5TH AVE (SB)

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Tahoe Park

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Garcia Bend Park

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

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

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

Richard B Sharke
on Underground Books

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