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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 24th 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 $1,075 and the average home price is $269,450.

Rental info for The Cathedral Building in the Sacramento area
from $1,395
Studio
Walk Score 95
Rental info for Park Terrace Apartments in the Sacramento area
from $795
1 bed
Walk Score 54
Rental info for Terrace Gardens Apartments in the Sacramento area
from $925
2 bed
Walk Score 66
Rental info for Harbor Oaks Apartment Homes in the Sacramento area
from $1,195
1 bed
Walk Score 34
Rental info for The Homes at McClellan Park in the Sacramento area
from $1,000
2 bed
Walk Score 56
Rental info for The Falls at Arden in the Sacramento area
from $791
Studio
Walk Score 58
Rental info for Pheasant Pointe Apartments in the Sacramento area
from $885
1 bed
Walk Score 56
Rental info for Riverbridge Apartments in the Sacramento area
from $825
1 bed
Walk Score 26

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

Sacramento Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 91 66 98 6,512
2 Midtown 90 52 100 8,586
3 Old North Sacramento 76 46 89 4,508
4 North Oak Park 75 42 95 4,388
5 Hollywood Park 70 37 77 2,376
6 Curtis Park 68 46 84 5,238
7 Med Center 68 46 93 986
8 Central Oak Park 67 39 84 5,338
9 East Sacramento 65 38 86 17,090
10 Lawrence Park 65 37 60 1,847
11 North City Farms 62 41 65 3,355
12 Land Park 60 42 86 7,361
13 Colonial Heights 60 36 80 1,760
14 Mangan Park 59 38 69 1,342
15 Fruitridge Manor 59 38 66 3,537
16 Noralto 58 41 87 3,203
17 South City Farms 57 40 63 1,884
18 Freeport Manor 56 29 67 1,220
19 South Oak Park 54 35 64 4,543
20 Tahoe Park 54 35 76 3,948
21 Elmhurst 54 45 84 3,333
22 Colonial Village 53 27 83 2,924
23 Gardenland 50 32 86 3,752
24 Avondale 50 24 77 3,297
25 Tallac Village 50 37 73 2,121
26 Upper Land Park 50 33 85 3,993
27 Northgate 49 28 81 4,097
28 Metro Center 48 29 69 1,031
29 Natomas Corporate Center 46 34 81 774
30 South Hagginwood 46 38 74 4,770
31 Woodbine 46 43 58 3,415
32 Tahoe South Park 45 34 75 2,015
33 East Del Paso Heights 45 31 53 3,952
34 Fairgrounds 44 40 78 807
35 Glen Elder 43 9 64 3,041
36 Richardson Village 43 31 79 962
37 Tahoe Park East 43 42 78 1,064
38 Parkway 42 39 54 18,297
39 Natomas Crossing 42 25 61 3,116
40 South Natomas 42 30 69 22,657
41 Golf Course Terrace 41 31 60 4,066
42 California State University-Sacramento 39 31 75 5,067
43 Riverlake 37 33 63 3,137
44 South Land Park Terrace 36 27 73 2,433
45 South East 36 30 64 5,293
46 Colonial Village North 36 30 80 2,783
47 Del Paso Heights 34 22 59 4,360
48 Hagginwood 34 36 63 5,045
49 Meadowview 33 31 57 26,747
50 Valley Hi - North Laguna 32 27 59 40,484
51 RP Sports Compex 31 21 62 1,154
52 College-Glen 31 36 72 8,712
53 Willis Acres 30 28 65 1,439
54 Creekside 30 16 66 3,093
55 Brentwood 29 40 59 1,890
56 Robla 29 18 51 7,857
57 Campus Commons 29 36 76 2,062
58 Northpointe Park 28 19 61 9,922
59 Oak Knoll 25 31 66 4,236
60 Frates Ranch 23 29 62 2,682
61 Westlake 22 5 56 3,182
62 Sundance Lake 21 12 57 4,868
63 Northpointe 20 15 38 1,571
64 Little Pocket 19 23 52 1,054
65 Gateway West 18 14 54 7,912
66 Ralley Industrial Park 17 4 39 1,151
67 Willow Creek 16 13 53 4,113
68 Strawberry Manor 14 29 61 2,744
69 Natomas Creek 8 13 52 3,511

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,415 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

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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)

Photo of Garcia Bend Park in Sacramento

Garcia Bend Park

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

RUSH RIVER DR & GLORIA DR (SB)

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)

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1042 Florin Road

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#Pocket Levee Trails

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Sunday Farmers Market

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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South Side Park

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South Side Park

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Relchmuth Regional 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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