6.8 out of 10

Old Sacramento

Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Sacramento
38.5778524040265 -121.50750489891
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Parking 1/5

"Think 5th grade class trip"

Old Sacramento is one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions (besides the state Capitol). It gives visitors a snapshot of what it’s like to live in the ol’ west. People here are dressed up in clothes reminiscent of the early 1800’s, role playing with visitors and offering a quick history lesson for those looking to learn. Others man the workshops, bars and neighborhood shops that define the area so well. However, there are some mixed feelings among the community about its existance. Some believe that the district is overly glamorized while others believe it unjustly profiteers off of an important time in the city’s history. But however way you want to look at it, visitors are taken a step back in time to remember such a thriving time in Central California. So for newly acquainted with Sacramento county, its definitely worth an afternoon of your time.

The neighborhood itself is a thin sliver of land that sits along the Azevedo River. It’s most notable for its quaint restaurants, gift shops, candy stores and neighborhood pubs (some charming, some tacky, some expensive). But for the most part, it offers the commoner a polished gold miner experience. It’s also a cozy, family friendly environment. There’s plenty of space for kids to run around, eat salt water taffy and interact with the many role playing characters situated along the tours. For parents, you have the option of visiting a few favorable museums and historic walking tours. For couples, you can pass the time by watching the ferries float majestically around the river or ride off into the sunset on a horse driven carriage. Tacky maybe, but its something you’ll probably tell your friends about.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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