3.7 out of 10


Ranked 7th best neighborhood in Sacramento
38.4908979104651 -121.52869293126
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Medical Facilities
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles


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

"Reclusive, lower-class urban anonymity"

Formerly a rural parkland, Pocket is a middle-of-the-road suburban community located just off Interstate 5. Locals know it as the neighborhood next to Sacramento Executive Airport and nothing else. It is predominately residential, with plain one-story homes, quiet cold-a-sacs and perfectly landscaped front yards. Here, it seems people care more about their grass then the actually aesthetic appeal of their house fronts.

Nestled in the pocket (or bend) of Sacramento River, the neighborhood is home to a plethora of low middle-class families. It doesn’t offer much for the prospective resident, except a bit of old, urban anonymity. Those that live in the area are predominately mixed, but nonetheless a wide range of diverse backgrounds. Incomes typically range from a measly $30,000 to $60,000. Considering the case, you get what you pay for in this suburban wasteland.

Pocket’s commercial district is small, but it still exists. The neighborhood hosts a few scattered restaurants and local businesses (i.e. neighborhood cafes and quaint store fronts), but there doesn’t seem to be any main source of shopping area here. Those that know the neighborhood use it as a gas station stop or quick food source considering the array of fast food joints located right off the interstate. Locals typically venture out of the neighborhood for their commercial needs. However, the local watering hole, Moore Karaoke Bar, has become a hit with the community.

Pocket is largely family-friendly and provides a handful of grassy neighborhood parks. Bing Maloney Golf Course is a popular destination among locals, but only registers mild reviews on golfing websites. The biggest redeeming quality about the neighborhood is Lake Greenhaven. The area is a popular recreational spot with serene natural views and miles of hiking trails for the outdoor enthusiast.
Recommended for
  • Retirees

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"Some areas are nice, others aren't"
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"Nice street in the area"
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