3.4 out of 10

Colonial Heights

38.5333867373953 -121.442493715031
Great for
  • Parking
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Safe & Sound
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids


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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