These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Sacramento


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Sacramento are the best of the best.

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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:

  1. River Park
  2. Pocket
  3. Elmhurst
  4. Sierra Oaks
  5. Curtis Park
  6. Land Park
  7. Boulevard Park
  8. Newton Booth
  9. East Sacramento
  10. Marshall School

Read on to see how we determined the places around Sacramento that deserve a little bragging rights.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Sacramento?

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 95 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.

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1. River Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,157
Median Home Price: $406,900
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,212
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%

2. Pocket

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,288
Median Home Price: $357,144
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,731
Unemployment Rate: 5.6%

3. Elmhurst

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,424
Median Home Price: $389,550
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,723
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%

4. Sierra Oaks

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,704
Median Home Price: $508,250
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,495
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%

5. Curtis Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,369
Median Home Price: $393,725
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,549
Unemployment Rate: 5.6%

6. Land Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,076
Median Home Price: $389,008
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,073
Unemployment Rate: 4.7%

7. Boulevard Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,395
Median Home Price: $410,100
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,897
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%

8. Newton Booth

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,025
Median Home Price: $351,300
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,824
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

9. East Sacramento

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,314
Median Home Price: $427,538
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,131
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%

10. Marshall School

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,908
Median Home Price: $444,325
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,931
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%

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:

  1. Cannon Industrial Park
  2. Noralto
  3. Strawberry Manor

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Sacramento

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
River Park 1 3,157 $406,900 2,212 3.0%
Pocket 2 25,288 $357,144 2,731 5.6%
Elmhurst 3 1,424 $389,550 1,723 3.3%
Sierra Oaks 4 1,704 $508,250 1,495 5.4%
Curtis Park 5 5,369 $393,725 2,549 5.6%
Land Park 6 8,076 $389,008 2,073 4.7%
Boulevard Park 7 3,395 $410,100 2,897 5.4%
Newton Booth 8 2,025 $351,300 2,824 4.2%
East Sacramento 9 17,314 $427,538 2,131 6.1%
Marshall School 10 1,908 $444,325 2,931 5.1%
South Land Park 11 13,221 $324,491 3,294 4.9%
Village 9 12 5,126 $292,100 3,208 5.6%
Greenhaven 13 8,819 $347,850 3,272 8.8%
Metro Center 14 1,006 $264,500 3,343 4.7%
Z’Berg Park 15 1,458 $310,700 3,369 2.0%
Downtown 16 4,755 $303,320 3,157 2.4%
Poverty Ridge 17 1,470 $263,250 3,446 4.7%
Willowcreek 18 4,218 $266,333 3,362 6.3%
Natomas Park 19 6,946 $305,560 3,609 5.5%
New Era Park 20 1,883 $334,050 3,534 5.6%
Westlake 21 1,374 $315,100 3,213 6.5%
Village 7 22 3,879 $285,367 3,530 5.9%
Midtown 23 6,620 $369,433 3,196 9.2%
Hollywood Park 24 2,265 $240,433 4,185 5.3%
College Glen 25 6,733 $287,157 3,793 6.0%
Village 12 26 3,510 $289,920 3,944 5.4%
Natomas Creek 27 2,087 $258,700 4,341 5.5%
Tahoe Park South 28 1,644 $203,867 3,310 6.3%
Campus Commons 29 2,402 $348,900 2,985 5.6%
Village 11 30 5,699 $265,075 4,260 6.9%
West Tahoe Park 31 1,858 $251,800 4,501 6.3%
Tahoe Park 32 3,322 $253,880 3,763 8.2%
Alkali Flat 33 1,093 $387,500 3,810 9.9%
Gateway West 34 5,974 $249,780 3,950 6.3%
Village 2 35 2,643 $252,250 3,967 4.1%
Old Sacramento 36 1,416 $305,850 3,811 5.5%
Brentwood 37 1,980 $157,150 4,979 6.5%
Northgate 38 4,051 $150,800 5,366 8.9%
Glenwood Meadows 39 3,809 $165,950 5,452 7.8%
Woodlake 40 1,219 $160,600 3,989 4.5%
Colonial Heights 41 1,887 $214,567 4,334 9.6%
Tallac Village 42 2,149 $168,800 5,278 8.7%
Colonial Manor 43 2,372 $155,833 5,084 7.4%
Csus 44 1,928 $352,800 3,737 13.9%
Upper Land Park 45 3,421 $339,000 4,072 12.8%
Tahoe Park East 46 1,103 $232,150 3,998 8.5%
South Natomas 47 23,917 $169,644 5,005 13.7%
West Del Paso Heights 48 2,214 $159,100 5,605 5.4%
Gateway Center 49 1,799 $262,500 3,870 12.3%
Carelton Tract 50 1,261 $214,833 4,588 9.3%
Mansion Flats 51 1,393 $222,900 4,195 5.1%
Valley High-North Laguna 52 39,604 $178,835 5,257 9.4%
Mangan Park 53 1,234 $151,850 4,833 8.7%
Creekside 54 3,812 $188,300 4,313 9.4%
Freeport Manor 55 1,202 $173,000 5,443 7.5%
Woodbine 56 2,887 $169,000 5,690 5.6%
Del Paso Park 57 1,182 $212,100 4,380 8.2%
Golf Course Terrace 58 3,253 $196,475 5,141 8.1%
Glen Elder 59 2,801 $165,700 5,686 7.6%
Point West 60 1,450 $0 0 8.8%
Richmond Grove 61 1,253 $237,600 4,269 9.3%
Medical Center 62 1,507 $219,250 4,323 9.1%
Colonial Village 63 2,853 $133,325 5,464 10.1%
North Oak Park 64 4,500 $219,814 4,964 12.0%
Southside Park 65 1,688 $299,260 4,315 9.6%
Rp Sports Complex 66 3,190 $153,100 4,361 11.5%
Ben Ali 67 1,391 $544,850 3,798 16.1%
Natomas Crossing 68 2,520 $224,000 4,888 8.0%
South East 69 5,311 $151,375 5,911 9.4%
Swanston Estates 70 1,880 $438,500 4,058 16.2%
North City Farms 71 3,877 $154,483 5,391 8.7%
Avondale 72 4,426 $178,067 5,889 9.4%
Parkway 73 18,763 $120,592 5,733 11.7%
Meadowview 74 26,793 $159,731 5,691 14.1%
Central Oak Park 75 4,756 $154,950 5,639 13.8%
Lawrence Park 76 1,563 $232,800 5,262 14.6%
Robla 77 7,541 $162,967 5,418 10.6%
Airport 78 2,119 $144,700 5,474 11.0%
Fruitridge Manor 79 5,465 $134,050 5,801 11.9%
Del Paso Heights 80 3,996 $120,400 5,958 9.9%
Hagginwood 81 4,841 $133,580 5,828 9.3%
East Del Paso Heights 82 4,282 $109,700 5,964 12.2%
Richardson Village 83 1,254 $119,500 5,902 12.3%
American River Parkway 84 1,743 $147,925 4,837 13.7%
South City Farms 85 1,025 $123,400 5,981 7.5%
River Gardens 86 1,586 $161,900 5,392 23.5%
South Hagginwood 87 5,296 $130,917 5,873 13.7%
Raley Industrial Park 88 2,387 $114,167 5,647 9.0%
Wills Acres 89 1,250 $91,200 5,981 12.7%
South Oak Park 90 4,526 $111,975 5,981 11.7%
Gardenland 91 3,180 $148,233 5,767 13.8%
Old North Sacramento 92 4,236 $127,640 5,877 19.6%
Strawberry Manor 93 2,710 $139,500 5,981 11.2%
Noralto 94 2,960 $106,750 5,981 18.2%
Cannon Industrial Park 95 1,121 $105,900 5,922 11.0%

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