Best neighborhoods in Sacramento

  • Neighborhoods
  • Streets

Land Park

Land Park
Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Sacramento

"Fairytale Land in a Big City"

- RedwoodMountainGirl
I lived nearby Land Park for about four years and my husband and I took our son on frequent picnics to Land Park. We always loved feeding the ducks and geese in the ponds, and SO much appreciated the...
38.5500065956153 -121.498098625362


Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Sacramento

"California State Capitol (but does it look like it?)"

- ntrench
Wedged in between Highway 16 and Highway 99, Downtown Sacramento is the beating heart of the city. It’s most notable for being California’s state capitol, an impressive feat for a less then stellar c...
38.575892622724 -121.49793336098
Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Sacramento

"Think 5th grade class trip"

- ntrench
Old Sacramento is one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions (besides the state Capitol). It gives visitors a snapshot of what it’s like to live in the ol’ west. People here are dressed up in clot...
38.5778524040265 -121.50750489891

College Glen

Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Sacramento

"Why I Chose College Glen over North Natomas"

- MHarding
My wife and I moved to Natomas Park almost a year ago. While North Natomas is certainly the place to move if you want the new house with the high ceilings and small yard, it's also pretty damned isola...
38.5564685740613 -121.394501158578
Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Sacramento

"What a difference!"

- alicias4
Sacramento is changing so quickly from 2015 to 2017 things sure are different! We moved to this neighborhood (from Curtis Park) about 5 months ago and have had nothing but positive experiences....
38.608032327843 -121.451970680726
Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Sacramento

"Local government and quaint apartment complexes"

- ntrench
Alkali Flats is a triangularly shaped, well-groomed neighborhood located a mile north of downtown Sacramento. The district itself is clean and calm, stretching nine square blocks. Residential areas...
38.5855205512406 -121.491465192871


Ranked 7th best neighborhood in Sacramento

"Reclusive, lower-class urban anonymity"

- ntrench
Formerly a rural parkland, Pocket is a middle-of-the-road suburban community located just off Interstate 5. Locals know it as the neighborhood next to Sacramento Executive Airport and nothing else....
38.4908979104651 -121.52869293126

Unranked Neighborhoods

Ben Ali


"Lowly ranch land"

- ntrench
Ben Ali was once an underdeveloped ranch land, but hasn’t come far in its maturation. It is named after James Ben Ali Haggin, a rancher in the mid 1850‘s and presumably the owner of the neighborhoo...
38.6152241328781 -121.425452779352

"Homes and Kitchens"

- FlowerGirl
Okay, so Boulevard Park is little bit of a quaint little residential neighborhood on the northern end but also has a bit of restaurant activity on the southern end where it borders Midtown. So it’s s...
38.5793427875597 -121.478782477016

"Central Gangland"

- FlowerGirl
Just like North Oak Park, Central Oak Park is the beginning of Gangland Sacramento. South Sacramento pretty much has the rap of being a heavy gang area, and despite the recent additions of the UC Dav...
38.5430025611675 -121.4611730785

"Lower middle-class no mans land"

- ntrench
Bounded by Stockton Boulevard to the west, 58th street to the east and 14th street to the north, Colonial heights is among the tens of lower middle-class neighborhoods in Sacramento. It’s triangular...
38.5333867373953 -121.442493715031

"Good Time to Move Here"

- FlowerGirl
Curtis Park is the neighborhood just to the north and east of Sacramento City College. It is mostly a residential neighborhood except on the northern end where there are some offices such as the head...
38.5513500310982 -121.484090030047

"Is this even a neighborhood?"

- FlowerGirl
There is really not much here. This is barely even what anyone would call a neighborhood. It is mostly just some businesses like restaurant supply shops and mechanics stores. The only other thin...
38.5929744106298 -121.483443881928

"Big Enough to Be Its Own Little Town"

- FlowerGirl
East Sacramento is really a pretty big area that could be itself broken down into several different neighborhoods if you were so inclined. Some people break it down according to the parks: McKinley,...
38.5624517746396 -121.453385039152



"Great for Med Center Workers"

- FlowerGirl
Being just to the north of the UC Davis Med Center, Elmhurst, Sacramento is a favorite neighborhood for people who work at the hospital and want a commute so short they could practically do it by foot...
38.555516521358 -121.450983344641

"Warehouses. Loading Docks. Big Rigs."

- ValleyGirlTori
Erickson Industrial Park? Warehouses, Loading Docks and Big Rigs… Warehouses, Loading Docks, and Big Rigs… Warehouses, Loading Docks and Big Rigs.. That’s it. That’s all. Ellis and Ellis...
38.608046617173 -121.423502085394

"Boring but Good"

- FlowerGirl
Up in this newer section of northwestern Sac, you are basically in an area dominated by gated communities where only residents and their visitors can make their way into the surface streets. It is ba...
38.6093921244508 -121.514326560436



"Good area to get excercise."

- Greenhaven92
Greenhaven area is in a great place if you like excercise. Living there for 15 years i know all the different parks you can play sports at! Plus you can head over to the river to cool off and if you h...
38.5047753128413 -121.527209262895



"House flipping appeal"

- Bensdad
Palo Verde is a pretty short street compared to most I guess. It's one of those streets that I think has a lot of opportunity. There's a couple of nice houses there that people have obviously done up,...
38.6282133636659 -121.433103264599

"Decent neighborhood with plenty of different attractions"

- Claypot
Hollywood Park is a decent neighborhood. It is a very typical neighborhood in Sacramento with bungalow styled houses, narrow streets and open parks. There are quite a few businesses in the area that m...
38.5291932780633 -121.490508991081
38.5616205707971 -121.46422775406 5

Best Neighborhoods to Live In

Best Cities to Live In

Tell everyone what you love about your neighborhood!

Leave a Review

Have a question?

How are schools? Is the area safe? What about public transit options?" Why not ask our community of locals!

Ask Now

Selling or Renting Your Home?

Maximize the selling price of your home by sharing what you love about your suburb to increase its appeal...

Leave a Review

Corporate Relocation Manager?

Enable your employees to share local knowledge in a private, trusted environment with those relocating... while building community.

Learn More