With its beautiful tree-lined and well-lit streets, Downtown/Midtown is a diverse community known for being pedestrian-and bike friendly. Downtown Sacramento offers a variety of housing options including modern bungalows and urban condos. In Midtown Sacramento, historic Victorian homes are the quintessential standard while co-housing, where gardening and cooking can be shared, is gaining popularity.
The Sacramento region is known as the Farm-to-Fork Capitol of America, and has a year-round program to increase awareness of the region’s prowess when it comes to farm-fresh food. From the close proximity to incredible restaurants, farmers markets and locally owned boutiques to the family-friendly events and festivals, all is possible in Midtown. Development of Sacramento’s urban core continues to expand the city, seen with the arrival of the Sacramento Kings’ new home base, the Golden 1 Center. Sacramento, the capitol of California, was named #2 out of the Top 10 most affordable, fun US cities by Bloomberg Businessweek.
A vibrant neighborhood that offers a plethora of shops, farm to fork services and entertainment, Downtown/Midtown features everything from one-of-a-kind restaurants to locally renowned craft cocktail and craft beer lounges. Capitol Mall in Downtown is a premier residential and business destination where sweeping views of the Sacramento River and State Capitol can be seen from every high-rise building. The Handle District, in the heart of Midtown, is a vibrant and eclectic mix of some of Midtown’s most popular dining establishments.
A picturesque reminder of the old-west, Downtown’s own Old Town Sacramento consists of historic buildings and cobbled streets, with many dating back to the 1850s and 1860s. Buildings have been preserved, restored or reconstructed and the district now sees residents and out-of-towners meandering through shops or taking a ride on a steam-hauled historic train and paddle steamer-boat.
Downtown/Midtown is a haven for healthy and active lifestyles. Its continuously marked bike-lanes run throughout the area, connecting to the American River Parkway which extends all the way to Folsom. Nearby Sutter’s Landing Park provides access to the American River Parkway, where river rafters can be seen paddling on the river all summer long. For the more adventurous, Downtown/Midtown is 40 minutes away from Auburn and locally renowned hiking trails located in the Sierra Foothills. A little over 2 hours in either direction via Interstate 5, San Francisco to the west or the shores and beaches of Lake Tahoe to the east provide family-friendly excursions and weekend getaways for Sacramento residents.