7.2 out of 10


38.5047753128413 -121.527209262895
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5

"Remote, older neighborhood"

What was once a deserted farmland, Greenhaven is now a firmly middle-class suburban neighborhood. It is within a 10-15 minute drive of Downtown Sacramento and bordered by Florin Road, Interstate 5 and the weaving Sacramento River. Those who know the district, know it because of Lake Greenhaven, a recreational escape for local residents. In a nutshell, Greenhaven is a modest neighborhood, perfect for retired couples.

There is nothing too elegant about the suburban quarters of Greenhaven. Homes are simple, old and plain looking. More specifically, they are long one-story residences plotted on even longer properties. Most homeowners have the luxury of a one or two car garage, although some might not have the electronic garage door opener function. But if it’s one thing to note, it’s that locals take pride in their trimmed hedges and manicured lawns. If you’re looking for upscale housing, you can find a handful of newer two-story homes close to Greenhaven Lake (or in some cases, its backyard).

Like many remote Sacramento neighborhoods, Greenhaven doesn’t have much of a buzzing commercial district. There are only a couple chain restaurants cluster around Riverside Boulevard and Florin Road including a Round Table Pizza, Taco Bell and a Walgreens. For public transit users, a bus system traverse Riverside Boulevard, Greenhaven Drive and Florin Road every once in awhile. It’s perfect for the students attending John F. Kennedy High School which lies within the neighborhood’s borders. It’s most promising attraction is Lake Greenhaven. The man-made lake is mostly for aesthetic purposes among locals, but exercise enthusiasts have used it for rafting, jet skiing and fishing. It also offers a few trails that follow the lake’s three mile perimeter. Other neighborhood parks have enough room for a couple youth soccer and baseball fields coupled with a walking trail. Golfers can head toward Bing Maloney Golf Course, about a five minute drive east of Greenhaven.
Recommended for
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Good area to get excercise."

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 have a boat or jetskis to have a great time. It it cooler than the rest of Sacramento in the summer because of the River. Most of the people are friendly and you are in a good neighborhood as is most of the pocket area. The local high school is JFK and Mcclatchy. Greenhaven is the best outdoor rec neighborhood in Sacramento!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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Astro Ct

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Florin Rd

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