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Celebrating East Sacramento, the capital city’s most endearing neighborhood.

Spacious, tree lined streets, placid rivers and parks, charming local restaurants and watering holes, a cornucopia of architectural styles, and never-ending community events just begin to describe East Sacramento, the capital city’s most bohemian and storied neighborhood. But those are only the broad brushstrokes on the portrait of East Sacramento, where cultural and artistic diversity, modern amenities, and serious recreation somehow successfully blend with safety and family neighborhoods.

Did you know that homes for sale in East Sacramento are some of the most desirable real estate in all of Sacramento?

East Sacramento staked its claim as a growing neighborhood of choice when the iconic Alhambra Theater was built in 1927. Ten years later, Sutter built the first maternity hospital in Sacramento, which is still a stalwart of the community.

The neighborhood grew quickly and drew enough attention from developers and businesses that residents deemed fit to establish the East Sacramento Improvement Association in 1958, still in existence with the mission of preserving and protecting the character homes in East Sacramento, their beloved residential haven. In 1973, the venerable Alhambra Theater was demolished for a new grocery store on Alhambra Boulevard.

Notable residents from East Sacramento:

President Ronald Reagan had a home in East Sacramento when he was Governor of California.

Doris Matsui, United States representative.

Carol Liu, California State Senator.

Jim Kozimor, former Sacramento Kings announcer.

Actor Tom Hanks lived in East Sacramento when he attended California State University, Sacramento.

The history of East Sacramento:

Development inland from the blossoming Gold Rush town of Sacramento in the 1860s was made possible when the levees were strengthened on the American River. In the 1890s, the area of East Sacramento was mostly small farms, orchards, and dairies before residential development began on 32nd through 34th streets between J Street and Folsom Boulevard. This area was ideal for new homes built on narrow 40’ lots, because it was only a short stroll away from the J Street trolley line stop.

East Sacramento was officially annexed into Sacramento in 1911, which brought modern sewage systems and the H Street Bridge constructed to span the American River to the Fair Oaks area. In 1914, the trolley line was extended to an area called Tract 24, which we now know as the “Fab Forties.”

Architectural diversity:

One of the most charming facets of East Sacramento life is its eclectic architecture. Starting with first development with Arts and Crafts (Craftsman) homes, it evolved with Period Revivals, the ever-popular Tudors, Prairie Homes usually reserved for the Midwest, Colonials, Spanish Colonials, and Mediterranean style homes, and later Post Modern and Art Deco construction. That is why homes for sale in East Sacramento usually draw more attention, more competition, and retain their values better than homes in other neighborhoods.

Food and drink!

If you like to get together with friends for some good food, conversation, and, libations, East Sacramento is a neighborhood that will never let you down. It’s famous among serious epicureans for traditional mom-and-pop spots, authentic ethnic eateries, and some of the most famous coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants in NorCal. Espanol, OneSpeed, CortiBros, Selland’s, Tupelo, Formoli’s, and Orphan are just a few examples of names you’ll hear bandied about by hungry East Sac residents.

Some serious recreation:

Whether you’re a family with young children, a married couple, or a barhopping college student, there is never a shortage of entertainment and social activities in East Sacramento. Famed community events like Pops in Park summer concerts, Oktoberfest at the Turn Verein German center, 4th of July parades through the Fab 40s, bike pub crawls, Second Saturday art exhibits, and Christmas light extravaganzas make East Sac one of the most fun places in all of California!

Neighborhood landmarks:

McKinley Park.
The centerpiece of East Sac like is McKinley Park, established in 1871 as private East Park. In 1902, the land rights were purchased by the Tuesday Club, a social organization of prominent women who named it after recently assassinated U.S. President William McKinley. Since then, it’s grown into the epicenter of East Sac life, with 32-acres for residents and visitors to walk, jog, play basketball, baseball or soccer, barbecue, feed the ducks in the man-made pond, or even get married in the famed rose gardens. A community center and library sits within the park, with over 45,000 volumes of books and many community and arts and crafts events.

The Fab 40s.
Named after the historic streetcar line that ran through the neighborhood, the Fabulous 40s is the moniker for the East Sacramento streets within the 40s on the grid. Some of the biggest, oldest, and most expensive homes in all of Northern California lay in East Sacramento. The desirability of homes in and near the Fab 40s keeps property values in East Sacramento on the rise.

California State University, Sacramento.
East Sac is home to CSUS, also called Sac State. The university was founded in 1947 as a state college and now has grown to serving 29,000 students every year on its 300-acre tree lined campus and sports facilities.