7.1 out of 10

Mansion Flats

38.5833155533996 -121.486402154027
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students


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

"Affordable Downtown Residential Area"

One of the things people appreciate about Sac in relation to the Bay Area is that you can actually find affordable housing here. I mean where in the Bay Area could your find a five-bedroom home for rent for $1250 or a studio for $650. And to buy? The homes and apartments in Mansion Flats rarely rise above $500K (most are more in the $250K range).

As you might guess this is one of the poorer neighborhoods in Sacramento. Despite this the homes here are actually pretty big and though they are older homes they are not unattractive. They are basically large wooden block like homes of the kind that often populate the bad parts of cities, but they are relatively nicely kept.

In terms of crime, here is the deal as far as I can tell. The Sacramento Police depart doesn’t report any murders here in the last six months (though there is one in the surrounding neighborhoods). Sac overall is considered to be relatively more dangerous than the overall average city in the US, but despite the cheap rents and low incomes reported for the area,

Mansion Flats doesn’t seem like a particularly dangerous neighborhood. When you are walking down the streets, things seem relatively pleasant—leafy streets and bushy front yards, with people walking outside. (Public transportation, including light rail is plentiful here. You also have some attractive European style roundabouts.)

Down at the southern end of the neighborhood where Mansion Flats borders Downtown, you have the Sacramento Convention Center which is a really nice facility and which has attracted several restaurants to the area, including the Ella Dining Room, Momjii Sushi and Thirteen—all very nice upscale restaurants. My personal favorite in the area is the Melting Pot—a Fondue restaurant.

The Sacramento Community Theater is also in this neighborhood and there is an Imax Theater, so you will not be at loss for artistic and cultural events to attend if you live in Mansion Flats. You can also find some dance and live music places as well, Dream Ultra Lounge being an okay version of the first and the Torch Club being an example of the second. (Torch Club is actually a really cool place to chill to live music, I would highly recommend it.)

So overall, a pretty singles friendly neighborhood, great for college students and artistic types.
  • Cool Downtown Areas
  • Affordable Homes
  • Nice Restaurants and Nightlife
  • A Bit of Crime
  • Old Buildings
  • A Bit Crowded
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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