East Sacramento is the jewel of Sacramento County and unarguably one of the city’s finest enclaves. Its lush, tree-lined streets showcase why Sacramento remains the region’s City of Trees. The area is comprised of 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, it personifies urban beauty - immaculate, tree-canopied streets 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, affordable River Park community, and the Fab Forties. The Fab Forties are homes situated between Folsom Boulevard and J Street on 40th through 47th Streets – spectacular homes on larger lots, 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, known as Clunie Library. The park is also home to the McKinley Rose Garden, a small lake, community pool, 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. Residents of all ages can enjoy centralized entertainment at McKinley Park. The annual event Pops in the Park provides summertime music concerts while on Friday nights rows of food trucks appear as a culinary treat.
East Sacramento’s proximity to freeways, downtown, the Capitol Corridor, and a number of large hospitals make it an ideal location for professionals. Its charm, everyday amenities, and strong sense of community have helped to attract families, retirees, and artists to the area.