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Sacramento Apartments For Rent
At dusk, the Tower Bridge casts a golden glow upon the wide, winding river below. It is an impressive entryway, but the skyline as you cross the bridge will take your breath away. Along the harbor, yachts and riverboats add their own shimmery glow as they wait for passengers to board. Skyscrapers in shiny glass and steel rise from the river’s edge, the “River City” finally revealing its grandeur. Sacramento is a dynamic, proud city that is often overlooked due to other powerhouse California cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. But this diverse and beautiful city is a major force in its own right. It is the state capital and the hub of economic and political activity. Sacramento dazzles with more than 230 sunny days every year. It is home to year-round events and festivals, lavish vineyards, and about 30 museums.
If you are planning to rent an apartment in Sacramento, perhaps you are already aware of this city’s hidden charms, beautiful parks, and terrific destinations. Maybe you know it is home to California State University-Sacramento, the largest university in the California State University System. And perhaps you’re aware that the UC Davis Medical Center, the Crocker Art Museum, and Capitol Park are all located in Sacramento. If not, get ready for the wonderful surprise that is Sacramento – or as the locals call it, Sac!
Things to Do in Sacramento:
As one of California’s most historic cities, Sacramento features a variety of landmarks, parks, and stunning architecture. That, combined with the fact that Sacramento is located at the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers, provides ample opportunities to enjoy the California sunshine – from walking tours to boating, this exciting city provides plenty to see and do.
Old Sacramento is a 28-acre National Historic Landmark District – as well as being a State Historic Park. But this isn’t what typically comes to mind when you think “historic.” Old Sacramento is hip, exciting, and constantly busy. There are unique shops, restaurants, museums, horse-drawn carriages, boat tours, and bike trails to explore.
From April through September, the Excursion Train departs from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento for an hour-long trip along the river on a vintage train that includes open-air gondolas and a first-class observation lounge car from the 1920s. The train is pulled by antique diesel locomotives from the California State Railroad Museum.
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is another must-see. The fort offers an authentic experience of life during the California Gold Rush, with artifacts on display that once belonged to John Sutter, James Marshall, and the Donner Party. John Sutter built the fort in 1839 as an agricultural and trade colony, but the fort was abandoned when gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill. The only original surviving structure of the fort, the Main Building, was built around 1841.
The Sacramento area features more than 200 wineries, and five wine regions are within an hour’s drive. Sacramento’s wine industry is considered emerging – it isn’t as commercial as Napa Valley and Sonoma. Visitors can enjoy a much more personal touch when taking tours, and most wine tastings are free.
Sacramento is home to the most Zagat-rated restaurants in Northern California – and this agricultural region is considered America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. Restaurants, burger joints, and food trucks all offer fantastic options. Sacramento also has a terrific selection of street cafes, pubs, and diners.
Once you rent a Sacramento apartment, you’ll enjoy art galleries, art walks, the annual Sacramento Art Festival, and the Crocker Art Museum. Catch a show at B Street Theatre and the Sacramento Community Center Theater. Sports fans will enjoy cheering on the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, while outdoor adventurers will find excitement by whitewater rafting, boating, and biking more than 30 miles of paved trails.
Sacramento offers more than 120 parks, including the large William Land Park, which is home to the Sacramento Zoo, the William Land Golf Course, Funderland, and Fairytale Town. Sac State, a “Tree Campus USA,” is home to the University Arboretum, which offers tours periodically throughout the year.
What to Consider When Moving to Sacramento:
Before moving to Sacramento, know which area you want to rent in. There are four distinct areas, and each area features its own neighborhoods. The central/eastern area includes Old Sacramento, Downtown, East Sacramento, and Sacramento State. The southwestern area neighborhoods include Pocket, Greenhaven, South Land Park, and Sacramento City College. The southeastern area includes the neighborhoods of Park East, Oak Park, Southeast Village, Oak Park, and Colonial Village. The area north of the American River includes North Sacramento, Ben Ali, Del Paso Heights, Natomas, and Valley View Acres.
Sacramento has a diverse economy, with top employers including the state and county government, UC Davis Health System, Intel, and Kaiser Permanente. Companies based in Sacramento include Blue Diamond Growers, the McClatchy Company, Teichert, and Aerojet.
Why Sacramento Apartments Are Hot:
Sacramento’s slogan, “California Begins Here,” says it all. As the center of government and the economic heart of California, many are searching for apartments in Sacramento with the same sense of adventure and promise that brought the early pioneers. In its early years, Sacramento established itself as an important commercial and agricultural center. It served as the final destination for wagon trains, stagecoaches, the First Transcontinental Railroad, and the Pony Express.
Sacramento is diverse, dynamic, and perfectly located to enjoy Northern California’s amazing beauty. From Sacramento, Yosemite National Park, Eldorado National Forest, Lake Tahoe, the Pacific Coast, San Francisco, and Sequoia National Forest are all within a two-to-four hour drive – ideal for weekend getaways. When you select your apartment in Sacramento, you’ll enjoy one of the sunniest cities in the world. During the month of July, Sacramento averages more than 14 hours of sunshine every day. The Gold Rush is long over, but Sacramento still dazzles.
- Central Sacramento
- Upper Land Park
- South Natomas
- Fruitridge Park
- Tahoe Park East
- West Sacramento
- Rio Linda
- North Highlands
- Rancho Cordova
- El Macero
- Fair Oaks
- Elk Grove
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- University of Phoenix Sacramento
- Wyotech West Sacramento
- Cal State University Sacramento
- High-Tech Institute
- Northwestern Technical College
Nearby Military Bases
- National Guard Armory Sacramento
- McClellan Air Force Base
- Army National Guard Mather
- Travis Air Force Base
- Beale Air Force Base
- Water sports, including whitewater rafting, kayaking, sailing, and fishing.
- Over 120 beautiful parks, several public golf courses, and great museums.
- Enjoying live theater, film making, music, performing arts, and nightlife.
- The NBA’s Sacramento Kings and the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats.
- Reliving the California Gold Rush in Old Sacramento, 28 acres of history.
- Sacramento is the State Capitol and home to California State University-Sacramento.
Over 40 acres of gardens surround the Sacramento State Capital building.
Sacramento city skyline at night.
Army jets streak the sky at Sacramento's annual air show.
The Pyramid shaped Ziggurat building in West Sacramento and the Tower Bridge at sunset.
State Capital building in Sacramento viewed from a nearby rose garden.