The City of the Trees-more trees per capita than any other city in the world
When the forty-niners journeyed to the Sierra foothills in search of gold more than 150 years ago, many stopped on the way and decided to stay in Sacramento. The qualities that made Sacramento an attractive seat of commerce back then are still compelling today. Sacramento is home to high tech manufacturers, software developers, biotechnology and medical research laboratories, food processors, medical equipment manufacturers, call centers and distribution facilities.
Old Sacramento, a 28 acres historic waterfront (Sacramento River) park with 100 shops, restaurants, and museums can be reached by a pedestrian tunnel from the Downtown Plaza. Old Sac is a national Historic Landmark with wooden sidewalks, horse-drawn carriages, and dozens of restored historic buildings which are forever frozen in the late 19th century. When wondering in Old Sacramento, the Delta King, a historic 5 deck riverboat that once hauled passengers and provisions from Sacramento to San Francisco is now stationary on the River for you to taste a little of the past.
While there are sleek steel and glass towers with the bustling of a metropolis area, the heart of this capital city has tree-shaded streets lined with elegant Victorian homes. Sacramento grew together from smaller communities and each have a charm of their own. Midtown district born from the 1890-1910 vintage has a variety of trees that help cool those 90 degree summer temperatures and are breath-taking to view. Midtown is diverse in urban living, progressive and slow pace with farmers market & natural food coops. Land Park, McKinley Park, Curtis Park are just a few of the older areas of character and older homes near downtown. Folsom, east of downtown Sacramento, traces its history directly to the Gold-Rush. Restaurants, coffee houses and boutiques as well as the Folsom zoo (for injured animals) are just a few of the many places you will find in this historic area.
Nearly every crop grown in the United States is represented in some California field. Almost all of the country’s walnuts, almonds, nectarines, olives, dates, figs, pomegranates, and persimmons are produced here. We also lead the nation in the production of lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, celery, cauliflower, carrots, lima beans, spinach, apricots, grapes, lemons, strawberries.
The American River, Jewel of Sacramento, a natural treasure is located right in the heart of urban Sacramento, 23 miles of preserve covering about 5,000 acres is a scenic destination that is ideal for hiking, camping, fishing, biking and horseback riding.
Light Rail continues to be extended to connect the Cities to Downtown and the Airport.
There are many cities within the Sacramento County area as well as neighboring Counties (Placer, El Dorado and Yolo) with their own cities and communities.
Take some time to view the counties and their neighborhoods to determine what best fits your needs. Discover the neighborhood you like best that fits your budget and your life style. Here are a few factors to consider when deciding on a neighborhood.
Distance from work
Type of Housing
Downtown/Midtown Zip Code 95814, 95816
Those living in the area simply refer to Sacramento as Sacto, Sactown or Sac., Capital City, River City (due to the two major rivers which run through the city), and the City of Trees is commonly used as well. The Big Tomato, Sacratomato, and Sack O’Tomatoes continue to be used despite the ongoing triumph of tract houses over tomato fields. The climate is considered to be characteristic of the Mediterranean with mild winters and dry summers with low humidity. The flavor dates back to the 1800′s.
Tree canopied streets, with outdoor cafes, art galleries various restaurants, theaters, hotel, apartments and Grand Victorians all call home to the midtown and downtown Sacramento area.
The Downtown area is pleased to have The Towers and Aura Towers providing a new landmark to our downtown area. The Towers will be 2 fifty-three story high rises. These condos include a luxury hotel and businesses on the first floor along with a state-of- the-art concierge service and located directly down the street from our State capitol building. The 37 story condo named Aura slated for completion in 2007 is geometric in its design with a pinnacle and sharp sloped angle. Some have said that it has a striking resemblance to the towers at ground zero except with balconies. And The Lofts at R Street and Market provide Urban Village Living for apartment dwellers who would like all the modern conveniences of living and working downtown close to restaurants/shopping and 1 mile from Light Rail. Midtown and Downtown are were you will find the majority of people walking and biking. Redevelopment in downtown is underway with spectacular future friendly areas