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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

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Rental info for Harbor Oaks in the Sacramento area
from $1,445
1 bed
Walk Score 32
Rental info for Carmel Pointe in the Sacramento area
from $1,015
1 bed
Walk Score 52
Rental info for Selby Ranch Apartment Homes in the Sacramento area
from $1,360
1 bed
Walk Score 41
Rental info for Avanti in the Sacramento area
from $1,329
1 bed
Walk Score 29
Rental info for Granite Point Apartments in the Sacramento area
from $1,447
1 bed
Walk Score 31
Rental info for Homecoming At Creekside in the Sacramento area
from $1,471
1 bed
Walk Score 66
Rental info for Montecito Villas Apartment Homes in the Sacramento area
from $1,640
Rental info for Adagio in the Sacramento area
from $1,425
1 bed
Walk Score 52

Sacramento Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Midtown 93 52 100 8,586
2 Downtown 92 66 98 6,512
3 Old North Sacramento 81 46 90 4,508
4 North Oak Park 78 42 95 4,388
5 Curtis Park 72 46 84 5,238
6 Hollywood Park 71 38 78 2,376
7 Med Center 71 46 94 986
8 Lawrence Park 69 35 60 1,847
9 Central Oak Park 69 39 84 5,338
10 East Sacramento 68 38 86 17,090
11 Mangan Park 68 38 70 1,342
12 North City Farms 67 41 68 3,355
13 Noralto 67 41 87 3,203
14 Colonial Heights 65 36 79 1,760
15 Fruitridge Manor 64 38 66 3,537
16 South Oak Park 62 35 65 4,543
17 Tahoe Park 61 36 75 3,948
18 Land Park 61 42 87 7,361
19 South City Farms 60 40 66 1,884
20 Elmhurst 60 46 84 3,333
21 Natomas Corporate Center 58 34 75 774
22 Colonial Village 57 29 84 2,924
23 Fairgrounds 57 42 78 807
24 Gardenland 57 32 87 3,752
25 Freeport Manor 57 29 69 1,220
26 Tallac Village 55 37 72 2,121
27 Northgate 55 28 81 4,097
28 Avondale 52 28 78 3,297
29 South Hagginwood 52 38 75 4,770
30 Woodbine 51 42 59 3,415
31 Richardson Village 51 31 80 962
32 Natomas Crossing 50 25 64 3,116
33 Metro Center 49 29 70 1,031
34 Tahoe South Park 49 35 76 2,015
35 Tahoe Park East 49 43 77 1,064
36 East Del Paso Heights 48 32 56 3,952
37 California State University-Sacramento 47 32 77 5,067
38 Upper Land Park 47 33 89 3,993
39 South Natomas 46 30 69 22,657
40 Glen Elder 46 25 67 3,041
41 Parkway 44 39 57 18,297
42 Creekside 42 19 66 3,093
43 Golf Course Terrace 42 31 62 4,066
44 Del Paso Heights 42 31 59 4,360
45 Willis Acres 40 28 66 1,439
46 South East 39 36 63 5,293
47 Meadowview 38 33 58 26,747
48 Brentwood 38 40 58 1,890
49 Hagginwood 38 36 63 5,045
50 Colonial Village North 37 32 80 2,783
51 Valley Hi - North Laguna 35 35 60 40,484
52 Oak Knoll 35 31 65 4,236
53 South Land Park Terrace 34 27 76 2,433
54 College-Glen 34 36 70 8,712
55 Riverlake 34 33 64 3,137
56 Northpointe Park 33 20 64 9,922
57 Robla 33 21 50 7,857
58 RP Sports Compex 32 21 61 1,154
59 Campus Commons 32 36 74 2,062
60 Gateway West 30 14 57 7,912
61 Frates Ranch 26 30 63 2,682
62 Westlake 25 11 57 3,182
63 Ralley Industrial Park 23 16 39 1,151
64 Sundance Lake 23 13 58 4,868
65 Northpointe 22 16 38 1,571
66 Strawberry Manor 22 29 59 2,744
67 Willow Creek 18 17 55 4,113
68 Little Pocket 12 23 57 1,054
69 Natomas Creek 8 14 49 3,511

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,642 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

= 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

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

SAN JUAN RD & TRUXEL RD (EB)

Photo of J ST & 43RD ST (EB) in Sacramento

J ST & 43RD ST (EB)

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

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

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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