East Sacramento is the jewel of Sacramento County and unarguably one of the city’s finest enclaves. The area is characterized by a handful of small, charming neighborhoods which blend seamlessly with the refined, elegant homes built primarily in the ‘30s and ‘40s.
Located east of downtown and midtown, East Sacramento personifies urban beauty – where immaculate, tree-canopied streets are bordered by aesthetically charming homes. European revivals, bungalows, craftsman, Spanish, Tudors, and ranch style homes range from quaint storybook to posh grandeur.
The area is best known as the locale of McKinley Park, and the Fabulous Forties; homes situated between Folsom Boulevard and J Street on 40th through 47th Streets. Spectacular homes on larger lots, these homes are often featured in spring and holiday home tours.
McKinley Park is the heart of East Sacramento and a hub of community activity. The Clunie Community Center hosts a number of neighborhood events and houses a branch of the Sacramento Library. The park is also home to the McKinley Rose Garden, a small lake, several horseshoe pits, baseball fields, soccer fields, and tennis courts. A favorite spot for runners and walkers, the park is also popular for yoga lovers, with a free Saturday morning yoga class held behind the rose garden.
East Sacramento is popular also because of its close proximity to Midtown and Downtown, vibrant areas that offer a plethora of shops, farm-to-fork services and entertainment, from one-of a-kind restaurants to a renowned cocktail and craft beer scene.
East Sacramento neighborhoods are highly sought after due to their proximity to freeways, downtown, the Capitol Corridor, and a number of large hospitals. Their charm, everyday amenities, and strong sense of community have helped to attract professionals, families, retirees, and artists to the area.