2.1 out of 10

Ben Ali

38.6152241328781 -121.425452779352
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5

"Lowly ranch land"

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 neighborhood. After his death, the district was later subdivided into these streets. However, the area is still one of the poorest neighborhoods in Sacramento. Put simply, its ugly and not worth your time.

The district is a skinny strip of land located between Interstate 80 and the train tracks that run along Auburn Boulevard. Its .2 square miles of terrain make it the smallest neighborhood in all of Sacramento paralleling its small population. According to the 2010 Census, there are less than 1,000 people who reside in this neighborhood, most of whom are either white or hispanic.

The lowly ranch land doesn’t have much to offer its inhabitants. In essence, you get what you pay for in this lower middle-class district. Houses are mostly one story, but nonetheless old and dilapidated. Grungy cars sit in ugly gravel driveways, while chain linked fencing surrounds its property. Moreover, dead grass, dusty roads and empty dirt lots are all too common. The average household income in this area is $23,0000/year, while housing prices range from a mere $100,000 to $200,000.

For your shopping needs, there is a small strip of commercial real estate that lies on El Camino Avenue. Its mostly made up of a sporting equipment store, a cluster of auto repair shops and that’s about it. For recreation, Haggin Oaks Municipal Golf Course lies just outside the northern border.
Recommended for
  • Retirees

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