8.2 out of 10

Colonial Heights

38.5333867373953 -121.442493715031
Great for
  • Parking
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • LGBT+


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Apr 29, 2020

"My Little Paradise"

The neighborhood of Colonial Heights is not a very well known one, whenever I mention it to a new friend, they have no clue what I'm talking about until I say, it's near Tahoe Park and then they know exactly what I'm talking about. I love my neighborhood, although we have some bad rep, it is a very friendly place to live, we have a neighborhood association and not gonna lie but we have lots of hipsters.
We are all super accepting people and we are not bad people at all. Our streets have dome like coverings of trees so it's like our own little world and we are getting more places put in, like the restaurant Sac City Brews. Another thing is that, yes it's the suburbs but it's not the cookie cutter homes like in Green Haven or the stuck up snobs of east sac.
We also are trying to make our neighborhood better everyday with new events and gatherings to neighborhood wide garage sale days. Colonial Heights is definitely special and it's a really amazing place to live, I have never felt scared to live here, I have never been afraid that my stuff is going to get stolen and my family and I have been living here for a long time, for me 18 years, for my dad 48.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5

"Lower middle-class no mans land"

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 shape gives it less than a half square mile of tree lined terrain. Consequently, only 2,000 people reside in this neighborhood with a large white and hispanic racial makeup. But the most glaring problem of the district is its high crime rate.

Colonial Heights’s residential quarters suffer from an unpolished aesthetic. Most homes are old, probably built before the 1960’s. They are also short, stubby and condensed within each block. Front yards look a little rough around the edges with simple lawns and untrimmed hedges. On the street, you’ll find plenty of weathered, riggidy cars parked along residences. On San Francisco Boulevard, there are a line of cold-a-sacs, making for a quiet and relatively undisturbed area (perfect for the retired resident). Statistically, household incomes range from $20,000 to $50,000/year while the average priced home is between $150,000 to $300,000. Yet, those that live within the southern limits of Colonial Heights, are a bit more well off.

For all intense and purposes, this neighborhood is a deserted no man’s land. It’s commercial activity takes the form of an auto repair shop, barber shop, thrift store, boutique furnishing store, tire center and a small food market. There are a few notable attractions for locals, which include Colonial Heights Library, Colonial playground, Mark Twain Elementary School and a Kmart that straddles the western border. For other needs, Stockridge Plaza Shopping Center and Tallac Village Shopping Center lie just outside the neighborhood’s limits. Locals can get there by a semi-frequent bus line that traverses Stockton boulevard and 58th Street.
Recommended for
  • Retirees

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