3.7 out of 10

River Gardens

38.6106942446162 -121.485316522219
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Retirees


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Cheap Houses, Boring Neighborhood"

River Gardens is located on the south eastern end of South Natomas, and like the other parts of the South Natomas neighborhood, it is made up of older style ranch homes and has the feel of the kind of neighborhood your grandparents might live in rather than the kind of neighborhood where young couples would choose to live.

Homes here are on the lower range of prices with most of these older homes being currently priced under $200K. As with the nearby areas, River Gardens has been hit hard by the foreclosure crisis, which in large part explains the rock bottom prices in the neighborhood.

The neighborhood does have a rundown 70’s era strip mall with a drug store, a 99 cent store and giant parking lot.

River Gardens also borders Discovery Park on its southern end, so there is lots to do in terms of outdoor recreation.

The other thing that makes this neighborhood a little bit different is the presence of the Jehovah’s Witness Temple.

Other than that though, there is nothing else to write home about when it comes to River Gardens.
  • inexpensive housing
  • next to Discovery Park
  • Relatively Quiet
  • Ugly Old Stores
  • No Nightlife
  • Sleepy Looking
Recommended for
  • Retirees

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