3.4 out of 10

Southern Pacific / Richards

38.5915510196011 -121.492976525578
Great for
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
  • Shopping Options
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"Cops, Strippers and Bikers"

This is not much of a residential area, being known mostly as the home of the sheriff’s office, the highway portal, and a few hotels up on the western end. It is actually fairly empty around here, and not terribly inviting in terms of appearance. This is also where they keep the water treatment plant for Sacramento (or this part of Sacramento).

Part of Discovery Park is at the northern end of this neighborhood. So if you are a biker (of the peddling kind not of the Hell’s Angel variety) or boater you will be quite happy to have such a great place to go during summers.
As far as restaurants and that kind of thing, there is nothing much to write home about. There are a few taquarias and there was a diner called Stonebrooks but I hear they have gone under. The Monterey Cannery also runs a seafood place in the neighborhood but I have not heard good things about its quality. Other than that, it’s MacDonalds and Subway and that kind of thing.

Oh yes, and this area is also home to Club Fantasy—an “adult” club (basically what used to be called a stripper joint).

So, basically, the only reasons to come out here is for Discovery Park or the hotels, unless you happen to be a cop or into strippers (of cop that moonlights as stripper—heck you wouldn’t even have to change between shifts).
  • Outdoor Fun
  • Cheap Hotels
  • Empty
  • The Strip Joint
  • No Good Restaurants or Nightlife

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