Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Sacramento, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Sacramento neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Sacramento are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Sacramento for 2018:
- River Park (Homes)
- Pocket (Homes)
- Curtis Park (Homes)
- Metro Center (Homes)
- Boulevard Park (Homes)
- Land Park (Homes)
- Marshall School (Homes)
- Elmhurst (Homes)
- Poverty Ridge (Homes)
- New Era Park (Homes)
Read on to see how we determined the places around Sacramento that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Sacramento.
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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Sacramento for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Sacramento, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 94 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Sacramento.’ We’re lookin’ at you, River Park.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Sacramento has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. River Park
Median Income: $101,171
Median Home Value: $398,133
Median Income: $80,161
Median Home Value: $338,094
3. Curtis Park
Median Income: $73,765
Median Home Value: $372,800
4. Metro Center
Median Income: $81,506
Median Home Value: $289,400
5. Boulevard Park
Median Income: $39,842
Median Home Value: $390,025
6. Land Park
Median Income: $71,205
Median Home Value: $370,725
7. Marshall School
Median Income: $46,217
Median Home Value: $420,425
Median Income: $73,258
Median Home Value: $358,900
9. Poverty Ridge
Median Income: $52,032
Median Home Value: $301,050
10. New Era Park
Median Income: $45,824
Median Home Value: $328,567
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Sacramento
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Sacramento where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Sacramento:
- Wills Acres
- Strawberry Manor
- Ben Ali
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Sacramento
|10||New Era Park||2,122|
|14||South Land Park||12,877|
|19||Del Paso Park||1,271|
|27||Upper Land Park||3,637|
|32||North Oak Park||4,378|
|34||American River Parkway||1,909|
|37||Raley Industrial Park||2,453|
|42||Tahoe Park South||1,718|
|63||West Tahoe Park||2,215|
|65||West Del Paso Heights||2,240|
|69||Tahoe Park East||1,149|
|70||South Oak Park||4,556|
|71||Golf Course Terrace||3,138|
|72||Del Paso Heights||4,056|
|73||East Del Paso Heights||3,693|
|75||Valley High-North Laguna||40,469|
|81||Old North Sacramento||3,561|
|82||Rp Sports Complex||3,440|
|85||North City Farms||4,013|
|86||Pell-Main Industrial Park||1,017|
|87||Central Oak Park||5,479|
|89||Cannon Industrial Park||1,341|