Central Sacramento, Sacramento, California is a densely populated urban neighborhood sandwiched between the neighborhoods of Downtown Sacramento and East Sacramento. The neighborhood’s borders include the American River Parkway, 21st Street and T Street.
Central Sacramento is a well-established, tree-lined neighborhood with a mix of Victorians, older homes, apartments, duplexes, townhomes, condos and upscale lofts. The average resident is mid-thirty and single. As the hub of Sacramento’s cultural scene, the neighborhood has art, music, plays, movies, bars, clubs, restaurants and boutiques for its residents and tourists.
The neighborhood is pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Bike lanes throughout Central Sacramento allow a commute into Downtown Sacramento and access to the bicycle paths of the American River Parkway. The neighborhood is close to highways 5, 16, 50, 80, 99, 160, 305 and County Route J8. Sacramento Regional Transit buses and light rail serve the community. The Sacramento International Airport is minutes away.
Colleges and universities near Central Sacramento include Sacramento City College; California State University, Sacramento; American River College; Art Institute of California, Sacramento; National University; and University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
Family-friendly parks include William McKinley Park for walking, running, picnicking, barbeques, volleyball, tennis, and dog walking. There is also kid-friendly William Land Park’s Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town.
Off-leash dog parks include Granite Regional, Howe About Dogs and Partner.
Public golf courses close to Central Sacramento include Bing Maloney, William Land Park, Bartley Cavanaugh, Haggin Oaks and Del Paso Country Club.
The neighborhood is near many family-friendly tourist destinations in Downtown and Old Sacramento. Local attractions include the California State Capitol Museum, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, State Indian Museum, Aerospace Museum of California, ARCO Arena (Sacramento Kings), Crocker Art Museum, and Raley Field (Sacramento River Cats).
Shopping malls include the Downtown Plaza, Arden Fair and Roseville Galleria.