Set in the northern portion of the Central Valley, and stretching between the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers all the way to the Sierra Nevada foothills, the city was recognized as Time magazine’s “Most Diverse and Integrated City in America” and one of the five “most livable” regions in America. The mélange of attractions gives Sacramento great appeal to both homebuyers and visitors with easy access to shopping, fine dining, theater,19 area museums (including tours of the State Capitol), Sacramento Kings basketball games, rustic Gold-Rush Era charm in Old Sac, and biking/jogging trails along the scenic American River Parkway.
Sacramento's central city is composed of the downtown and Midtown neighborhoods and has a high concentration of restaurants, bars, attractions, parks and the SAFE Credit Union Convention & Performing Arts District. Downtown is the bustling metropolitan hub of the region, and nearby Midtown is a trendy cultural hub with plenty of eats and drinks, and an eclectic mix of architectural styles, coffee bars and art galleries. On the western side of downtown is the Old Sacramento Waterfront, with historic buildings, wood-plank sidewalks, museums, the Sacramento River and charm from the Gold Rush era.
The biggest features of the Arden Arcade area are the Cal Expo Fairgrounds, which also houses the Sacramento Republic FC soccer club's Papa Murphy's Park, and the sprawling Arden Fair Mall, which houses numerous national retailers, restaurants and is surrounded by a host of other restaurants and developments. Hotels in Arden Arcade have convenient access to downtown Sacramento via Highway 160 and Interstate 80, as well as access to East Sacramento and North Sacramento. Ethnic restaurants on Fulton Boulevard draw locals and visitors alike, providing a culinary cross-section of Sacramento's diverse population.
Located just east of Midtown, East Sacramento is home to tree-lined streets, the Fabulous Forties, McKinley Park, Sacramento State University and miles of beautiful bike trails along the American River.
Pop into a local shop for coffee, browse a unique boutique or savor the flavors of the region at one of the many eateries. Favorite activities include biking or jogging on the trails, lounging in the park made famous by the film "Lady Bird," or touring the famous Fabulous Forties, home to Ronald Reagan when he was governor of California and another iconic setting in "Lady Bird."
Not far from Sacramento State University is the Pavilions shopping center and Loehmann's Plaza, featuring a host of local and regional retailers and some of Sacramento's best restaurants.