Charming community-orientated neighborhood known for some of Sacramento’s most exclusive homes.
WELCOME TO SIERRA OAKS
Sierra Oaks is one of Sacramento’s most exclusive neighborhoods, with its tree-lined streets showcasing lavish estates and grand mid-century architecture.
The neighborhood enjoys a convenient location, bordered by Watt Avenue to the east, Monroe Street and University Avenue to the west, Fair Oaks Boulevard to the north, and the American River to the south. Loehman's Plaza, The Pavillions Shopping Center, and Raley's, a family-owned grocery store since 1935, are all within a few minutes’ of the its residential streets. Sacramento’s thriving downtown district is easily accessible—just ten minutes’ drive along Highway 50 or surface streets.
A large part of Sierra Oaks’ enduring popularity stems from its perfect balance of downtown access with a fantastic sense of rural calm and community spirit. Set against the backdrop of the flowing waters and verdant banks of the American River, Sierra Oaks is known for its wildlife, with wild racoons and turkeys being a common sight.
Upscale local amenities include the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club and Arden Hills Club & Spa.
Residents have access to some outstanding local schools, with the community served by the public K-8 Sierra Oaks School and private K-12 Sacramento Country Day School.
SIERRA OAKS REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
Sierra Oaks contains around 900 homes, with most having been constructed in the mid-20th century. These include large estates dating back to the 1930s, a time when most of the community consisted of hops fields. The majority were constructed in the 1940s and 1950s.
Most properties in this sought-after area feature spacious lots with manicured lawns, landscaped yards, fire pits, and outdoor kitchen and barbecue areas. The charming architecture ranges from single-family ranch-style homes to sprawling Mediterranean-style estates.
Sierra Oaks’ historic properties have typically received extensive remodeling and refurbishment, providing many with modern interior design and custom improvements. The most desirable homes may feature grand staircases, gourmet kitchens, wine cellars, libraries, ballrooms, pools, spas, game rooms, and home movie theaters.
Consistently in high demand, homes within Sierra Oaks rarely stay on the market long.
CLOSE-KNIT COMMUNITY SPIRIT
Sierra Oaks is known for its strong sense of community spirit. Many families having lived in the neighborhood for decades, and quite a few are second-generation homeowners.
The neighborhood’s quiet streets provide a reassuring sense of calm and safety, with local kids often playing out in the streets into the evening. There are trails and paths for walking, biking, and hiking throughout the neighborhood, especially along the levee of the American River.
Local associations take an active role in bettering life in the community. The Sierra Oaks Neighborhood Association frequently organizes community events such as block parties and barbeques, while the Sierra Oaks PTA raises around $100,000 every year to provide special arts, music, and technology programs for local schoolchildren.