East Sacramento

Prestigious historic neighborhood known for its spectacular suburban mansions and central location.


Prestigious historic neighborhood known for its spectacular suburban mansions and central location.


The area east of Sacramento’s Downtown and Midtown districts forms one of the city’s most prestigious neighborhoods. East Sacramento, often dubbed East Sac for short, is an inviting community of elegant homes, with a great assortment of attractions and amenities.

East Sacramento is a prestigious community which enjoys fabulous access to all the best Sacramento has to offer. Midtown is close enough to be easily reached by bike, public transportation, or even on foot. Sacramento’s thriving Midtown is red-hot at the moment, currently experiencing a huge upswing in its art, entertainment, retail, and fine dining scenes.

East Sacramento’s western edge is bordered by Alhambra Boulevard, with Elvas Avenue to the north and northeast, and the American River, California State University, and Downtown and Midtown Sacramento all situated to the neighborhood’s south and southeast.

Residential development of East Sacramento first began in the 1890s, but it really took off between the 1920s and 1940s. Many of the neighborhood’s grand historic homes were constructed during this period, including those comprising East Sacramento’s famous “Fabulous Forties” area.

President Ronald Reagan lived in the Fabulous Forties throughout his term as Governor of California. McKinley Park is another East Sacramento institution with a presidential connection, being named in honor of President William McKinley.

There are a variety of excellent schools within the vicinity, with East Sacramento zoned to the Sacramento City Unified School District. The all-female preparatory St. Francis Catholic High School is one of the most historic, having been an East Sacramento institution since the 1940s.


The Fabulous Forties is East Sacramento’s signature district, with wide streets lined with an eclectic mix of architecturally spectacular suburban mansions. These elegant historic properties include exquisite examples of Colonial, English, Spanish, and Renaissance Revival-style homes.

The H Street Homes are another distinctive East Sacramento real estate highlight. Clustered along Alhambra Boulevard and 33rd Street, these magnificent properties include numerous examples of Craftsman homes designed by master architects.

The area around McKinley Park’s proximity to Midtown has seen its popularity surge in recent times. Homes in this section of East Sac include a variety of recently-built multi-story properties and older properties which have been extensively remodeled.

With timeless charm and a first-rate location, East Sacramento’s real estate is always in high demand.


With its streets shaded by sycamore and elm trees, East Sacramento has the quiet feel of an idyllic country town. Events held throughout the year help to foster a strong sense of neighborliness, with popular festivities including the Pops in the Park summer concert and movie screening series, the 5K and 10K Run to Feed the Hungry, and the wonderful Taste of East Sacramento event that brings together food from the neighborhood’s best restaurants.

Many of these events take place at the East Sacramento centerpiece of McKinley Park. This wonderful green space features lighted tennis courts, a jogging track, rose garden, duck pond, and the grand 1930s Clunie Memorial Clubhouse.

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