7.1 out of 10

Richmond Grove

38.5628853424072 -121.47850550185
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
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Who lives here?
  • Hipsters
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

Reviews

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

"Affordable, close to everything, big trees"

Affordable, just a short walk or bike ride to hundreds of restaurants, bars and clubs. Summer afternoons the streets are filled with midtown residents biking around, heading out to the river, out to catch live music at one of the many midtown venues.
Pros
  • Affordable Rents
  • Good Bars
  • Good Transportation
Cons
  • Old Home Problems
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A Little Divey But Not Too Cool"

So this area of the city is one of the more dangerous areas in Sac in terms of crime, which makes it sound pretty bad, until you compare areas like this in Sac to Oakland or San Francisco which are both far more dangerous. You do get some assaults in this area—which is what you would expect for any place whose dive bars boast that they open their doors at 6 am.

Which brings me to the bars in Richmond Grove. It isn’t packed with bars, but there are definitely a couple of them—both fine representatives of the dive bar category. My favorite is the Flame Bar which is totally packed on the weekends with a cool college aged crowded, but is far more chill on the weeknights. If you prefer the kind of dive bar that might be a just the first stop on a trip to the hospital the Monte Carlo is your kind of place. It’s like being at a Raiders’ game. (And it opens at 6 am so you can start getting your drunk on with a true ‘early bird special’.)

In terms of restaurants, there are some pretty good sushi places and Chinese joints here. They are not amazing but they are good places if you don’t happen to go during lunch hour when they fill with government workers grabbing a bite to eat.

As far as living in the area, it is definitely affordable. You can rent a studio for around $650 here and you can outright buy most of the older homes in this neighborhood for under $300K.

I don’t know if I would rent here. There are just so many offices around here that in some ways it feels like more of a commercial area than anything else. Overall not that great an area unless you are heading for one of the bars.
Pros
  • Affordable Rents
  • Good Bars
  • Good Transportation
Cons
  • A Little Dangerous
  • A Bit Bland
  • Old Home Problems
Recommended for
  • Hipsters

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