"SacRT's Bus Service Backbone."
J street was part of my commute from the Amtrak station downtown to the Sac State campus on the 30 or 31 bus. I regularly got my hair cut at Eddy's Deluxe Haircuts and got back on the bus to finish my commute. I liked walking down J street due to the amount of people walking, shopping, living, and hanging out on or near J street. If I had the chance to live in Sacramento again, I would like to live in an apartment on J street in Midtown. The community life on J street is evident as there are local shops that cater to the varying micro-social climates as you travel along. You will see the upper middle class houses near the 40's, the working class apartments in the 30's, and the hipster/gay community in the 20's. Those are references to the cross street numbers as they get lower and closer to downtown Sacramento.
I recommend visiting J street and walking down it's length to get a feeling for the diversity in Sacramento.
"Main busy street with so much to do."
Check out J street for shopping, great places to eat and that funky downtown vibe. It's always busy and full of people. There's a farmers market at the park on J st and 10th from 11 to 2 every Wednesday. A lot of people come out to buy fresh produce and there is a great community vibe. I stayed at the Sheraton on this street and never ran out of things to see or do.
- Families with kids
"Downtown Eateries and Urban Vibe"
In my time in Sacramento, I came to understand J Street was a popular downtown hangout. It is not the busiest place, but there are a lot of nice shops and especially restaurants along the strip. It's not limited to American eating however. There is a PF Changs China Bistro and an excellent Thai place called Gaesorn Thai Cuisine. An imposing and modern looking building, the Sacramento Convention Center, also dominates the seen there. The scene along this street is largely dominated by a younger crowd looking for food. Yet, its a nice place for anyone to visit, from looking at the downtown skyscrapers to visiting the endpoint of the original pony express at the northern end.
"laid back street"
J st is a main street in downtown Sacramento. There's a lot of laid back things to do out there. The main thing would be McKinnley park. Its a huge park with a library, ponds, ducks, basket ball court, rose garden, tennis, playground, a running track out linning the park and a ton of shade. J st has a lot of shops, whole in the wall restraunts, and even businesses. Its perfect for somebody to live and work. My favorite part is all the tree's, great for the hot summer days.
- Families with kids