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The residential Natomas subdivision of Frates Ranch has stucco homes, condominiums, and apartment complexes and is bordered by Interstate 5 to the west and Interstate 80 to the north. In the late 1800s, Frates Ranch was part of a 36-acre ranch farmed by Portuguese settlers before it was sold in 1962 to developers. Today, residents have easy access to downtown Sacramento and surrounding areas.
Students in Frates Ranch are served by the San Juan Unified School District and Natomas School District. Residents can commute to work through Sacramento Regional Transit buses and light rail. The Sacramento International Airport and an Amtrak station are minutes away.
The neighborhood is close to Discovery Park, where the Sacramento River meets the American River. Using one of Sacramento County’s best boat launches, residents and visitors can explore two of California’s scenic rivers. The 302-acre park is located along Interstate 5, near downtown Sacramento. Picnic areas, softball fields, and an archery range are in the park. Anglers fish the rivers for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and catfish. The 32-mile Jedediah Smith Bike Trail, or the American River Bike Trail, is a paved trail between Discovery Park and Beal’s Point at Folsom Lake. Points of interest along the trail include Guy West Bridge, Nimbus Fish Hatchery, and Lake Natoma.
Frates Ranch is close to downtown Sacramento and the state capitol. The turn-of-the-century building was restored to its original splendor in the 1970s. The controversial “Last Appeal to Queen Isabella” was carved from Italian Carrara marble and is the centerpiece of the first floor capitol rotunda since 1883. During the week, free tours are given every hour on a first-come, first-served basis.
Capitol Park has over 340 varieties of trees from around the world. It also contains an award-winning rose garden and the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial.