Best neighborhoods in Sacramento

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Land Park

4.5/5
Land Park
Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Sacramento

"A Towering Neighborhood"

- FlowerGirl
Okay, so this is the home of the Sac Zoo, which is--compared to every zoo I have ever been to-- SMALL! How small? I have a Vet friend who has more exhibits in her house than this place does. Okay, so...
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Downtown

3.5/5
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...
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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...
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Ranked 4th 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...
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Pocket

2/5
Ranked 5th 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....
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Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Sacramento

"Like a Tom Waits Song"

- ValleyGirlTori
Old North Sacramento is one of those older Sacramento neighborhoods that is definitely showing signs of age. Especially on the western end where there are some ramshackle shacks with cracked, oil sta...
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Unranked Neighborhoods

Ben Ali

1/5

"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...
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"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...
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"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...
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College Glen

2.5/5

"Overall great neighborhood"

- calife
LaRiviera is a great street to live on. While I was driving down it today I noticed how nice all the houses are and how nice everybody's lawn was kept. It's not one of the overly rich communities just...
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"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...
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"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...
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"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...
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"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,...
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Elmhurst

3/5

"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...
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"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...
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"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...
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Greenhaven

3.5/5

"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...
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Hagginwood

2.5/5

"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,...
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"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...
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