East Sacramento

East Sac ColonialEast Sac was originally established as a neighborhood that offered “a 15 minute drive from Downtown,” and today, people still love it for the convenience factor. Since it was built, East Sac has prided itself on being one of Sacramento’s most prestigious neighborhoods, as it is home to many affluent families and stunning homes with rich, original character.

East Sac is most well-known for the “Fabulous Forties” neighborhood, a section of large, historic and enchanting homes located between the streets of 38th and 46th to the west and east, and J and Folsom to the north and south. Ronald Reagan is just one of many notable residents to have inhabited this area at some point in time.

East Sac is also popular because of its proximity to McKinley Park, a 32-acre park with a library, community center and tennis courts. Residents love to walk or jog on the trails of the park, partake in the occasional free yoga class, attend summer concerts or give their dogs some space to roam.

Because of its popularity, and proximity to several major Sacramento hospitals that employ thousands of people, East Sac is an expensive neighborhood to live in. When the housing market crashed in 2007, it had the lowest drop in property values in all of Sacramento, and has been rebounding ever since 2012. Nonetheless, most of its die-hard fans, who love the great schools, communal feel and growing retail presence, consider it to be well worth the money.

East Sac

Boundaries: Alhambra to 65th, A to T Streets

Schools: Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s elementary (both Catholic K-8), Theodore Judah, David Lubin, and Caleb Greenwood (public K-6), Sutter Middle and Kit Carson Middle Schools (public 7-8 grades), St. Francis High School (Catholic All Girls High School)

Fun Facts: East Sac residents love the holiday season.  Every year, the “Fab 40’s” are aglow with strings of lights connecting the mature trees, and parts of 53rd Street are known as “Christmas on Crack” because of the explosion of lights that can be seen from the freeway.