Homes for Sale in Sacramento
Search all Sacramento houses and real estate listings below. Sacramento is a diverse and vibrant city with a distinct identity. Residents are a couple of hours away from every type of weather imaginable and benefit from a low cost of living relative to other major cities in California.
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Located in the heart of northern California, Sacramento is located a mere 85 miles from San Francisco to the west and 100 miles to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east. The current construction of high-rise buildings offers luxurious living in the Downtown area. The expansion of new employment centers and revitalization of older commercial corridors mark just some of the current advances Sacramento.
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 hub of commerce back then are still compelling today. Sacramento is home to high-tech manufacturers, software companies, biotechnology and medical research laboratories, food processors, medical equipment manufacturers, call centers and distribution facilities.
Old Sacramento is 28-acres of historic waterfront (on the Sacramento River) with over 100 shops, restaurants, and museums that can be reached by a pedestrian tunnel from the Downtown Plaza across Highway 5. Old Sac is a national Historic Landmark with wooden sidewalks, horse-drawn carriages, and dozens of restored historic buildings that are forever frozen in the late 19th century. When wandering through 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 along with the Delta Queen.
While there are still sleek steel and glass towers that imply a bustling metropolitan area, the heart of this capital city has tree-shaded streets lined with elegant Victorian homes. Sacramento grew from smaller communities and each has a charm of their own. The Midtown district sprouted around the 1890s and features a variety of trees that help cool those 90+ degree summer temperatures. Midtown is emblematic of diverse and urban living, with progressive hallmarks like farmers' markets and natural food co-ops. 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, are just a few of the many places you will find in this historic area. Many are familiar with Folsom because of Folsom Prison and Johnny Cash’s song and later appearance.
The American River, also referred to as the Jewel of Sacramento, is a natural treasure is located right in the heart of urban Sacramento. The American River features 23 miles of preserve covering about 5,000 acres and is a scenic destination that is ideal for hiking, camping, fishing, biking, and horseback riding. There’s nothing like renting a raft and easing down the American River on a Summer or Fall day. If you are a little more adventurous, you might want to head to the upper River and ride the white rapids.
Light Rail continues to connect Sacramento from Downtown to the Airport.
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 lifestyle. Here are a few factors to consider when deciding on a neighborhood.
- Distance from work
- Type of Housing
Incorporated Cities: Real Estate in each of the areas is calculated each month by City/Community and you can always check and see what is currently for sale in each of the areas.
- Isleton is renowned for its Crawdad Festival each year
- Citrus Heights features the Sunrise Market Place sparkles for the City of Citrus Heights
- Elk Grove is the fastest-growing California city with the first Hybrid Electric bus fleet in the nation.
- Folsom is known for the Folsom Dam, Folsom Lake, Folsom Prison, and Old Folsom Town
- Rancho Cordova is a newly formed incorporated City developing great plans for the future
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.
Sacramento's rich past is still visible today. Tree canopied streets, with outdoor cafes, art galleries various restaurants, theaters, hotels, apartments, and Grand Victorians are just a few of the cultural landmarks in Sacramento.
Midtown and Downtown are where you will find the majority of people walking and biking. Redevelopment in Downtown is underway with spectacular future-friendly amenities such as a walking downtown area and lovely River strolls without having to drive.
If you would like to visit a few of our Sacramento museums and go back in time to the days of the “gold rush” here is a great place to get addresses, costs and phone numbers to plan your weekend. Interested in taking a virtual tour of Sutter’s Fort?
We welcome you to our diverse City, Sacramento with all it has to offer; there's something for everyone and it's a great place to call home!