East Sacramento is a well-established community consisting of tree-lined streets, walkable “villages” of local retail, healthcare, and restaurant venues, quality schools, large parks, the large campus of Mercy Hospital (and former campus of Sutter Memorial), and diverse architecture. The community includes quaint 1920s homes around McKinley Park, large, luxury properties in the “Fab 40s”, post-World War II ranches, the “thrifty 50s” and its newest additions of 2016-constructed homes in McKinley Village.
“East Sac” features the 32 acre, beautiful McKinley Park that provides a public library and meeting space inside the Clunie Clubhouse community center. Tennis, basketball courts, a spacious playground/structure, a duck pond, rose garden, running paths, baseball and softball fields, and a garden meeting house on the “panhandle” make the park a destination year-round.
Smaller parks include Bertha Henschel (a destination for a splash pool) and East Portal Park (known for its bocce tournaments). An East Sac Farmer’s Market is The East Sacramento Farmers Market is on Saturdays from 8 to 1 in April through October.
Easy access to the highway, Midtown and Downtown, along with outstanding architecture and a strong interpersonal community filled with neighborhood traditions has helped make East Sacramento a desirable place to live with some of the highest values per square foot in Northern California.
Sub-neighborhoods of East Sacramento McKinley Park, McKinley Park Village, East Sacramento Terrace, Mercy Village, Coloma Terrace, Meister Terrace, Alhambra Triangle. Many consider Elmhurst and River Park to be sub-neighborhoods of East Sacramento as well.
The future development of Sutter Memorial’s campus “the Sutter Park Neighborhood” promises 100-125 homes designed in iconic East Sacramento fashion.
Public schools are served by Sacramento City Unified School District. Private institutions include Sacred Heart (coed, Catholic) and St. Francis High School (female, Catholic). Schoolchildren often visit the Museum of Medical History to see the medical marvels of year’s past.
East Sacramento is bordered by Alhambra Boulevard to the west, Sacramento State and the American River to the east, railroad tracks and Hwy 80 to the north, Highway 50 to the south.
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