5.6 out of 10

Curtis Park

38.5513500310982 -121.484090030047
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Good Time to Move Here"

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 headquarters for Golden Credit Union. Broadway on the northern edge of the neighborhood has lots of fast food restaurants and there is also a smaller cemetery up there as well.

The neighborhood gets nicer the farther south you head, with lots of Tudors mixed in with the Ranch Homes on the southern edge. As you might expect the most expensive homes are on the south side of the neighborhood, where they can climb as far as $600K. Typically however, most homes in this neighborhood are in the ~$300K range, with about half all the homes here being sold due to foreclosure.

The proximity to Sacramento City College means there are a fair number of single rooms for rent in homes. One can also imagine that property prices would be higher in this neighborhood with the Bret Hart Elementary were a stronger school, but test scores are below average virtually across the board.

That said, the neighborhood is really leafy and nicely kept and it is clear that, despite being hit hard by the Foreclosure Crisis, this is still a neighborhood where people take good care of their homes and have a strong sense of neighborhood.
Curtis Park is an actual park on the southern end of the neighborhood. It is a long green space with basketball and tennis courts right in its middle section. As I alluded to, restaurant choices in this neighborhood aren’t great, with a lot of fast food dominating Broadway. But there are some better choices along Franklin on the western end of the neighborhood. There some Chinese and Mexican places, as well as a couple of crepe joints—so you definitely won’t starve. Not to mention you are close to Downtown and Midtown, so there are plenty of places there.

You can also find fitness places in the neighborhood, so Curtis Park definitely has a lot to offer.

Overall, this is a very nice, densely packed neighborhood, and right now, the foreclosure crisis has made it a good time to get in.
  • Nice Older Homes
  • Leafy Streets
  • Affordable
  • Mediocre Restaurant Choices
  • Hit Hard By Foreclosures
  • Weak Elementary School
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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