With a city that ranks No. 15 on WalletHub’s list of best cities for recreation, it’s no surprise ~520,000 people call it home. With a population like that, where do all of these Sacramentans eat, drink, play, and live?
We are setting out to answer that with SACtoday’s Neighborhood Guides — an ongoing series that will take you on an exploration of the communities that make Sacramento feel like home. We’ll dive into history, things to do and discover, places to park, where to live, and more to showcase some of the best qualities our unique neighborhoods have to offer.
So, what do we define as a “neighborhood”?
While we love suburbs like Citrus Heights + Folsom, these guides will focus on small communities within our city (think: Meadowview and Rosemont). These small but mighty parts of Sac typically feature restaurants, parks, living spaces, festivals, events, and more, and span one to a handful of blocks.
How will we choose what neighborhoods to cover?
This is where you come in. We are asking you to rave about all of your favorite neighborhood communities in the City of Trees — whether it’s one you call home, always stop by with out-of-town visitors, or daydream about moving to.
Are you intrigued by Fair Oaks’ history? Do you love being able to walk from an East Sac coffee shop to a clothing store in a matter of minutes? Ever wonder why Oak Park gained popularity so quickly? We want to hear all about it + share the inside scoop with our readers.
Click the link above to point us in the direction of some of the best neighborhoods around town — from areas with rich history and unique architecture to the best places to retire or purchase your first home.