Heidi Doerfert
sacramento most popular neighborhoods

Sacramento is the capital and governmental center of California. Growing faster than any other major city in the state, it is a fascinating blend of Gold Rush history and a modern metropolis. Not one, but two rivers run through it, and its unique landscape features rich farmland, waterways, cityscape and suburban areas.

If you’re considering a move to Sactown, we can help you find the best neighborhood to call home.

We combed through Google data using generic keyword searches and combined those results with the most searched Sacramento neighborhoods on ApartmentGuide.com to determine the five most popular Sacramento neighborhoods with renters.

Most Popular Sacramento Neighborhoods

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Here is a quick overview of the neighborhoods and what you’d expect to pay for rent in each area.


1. Midtown

midtown sacramento

Midtown, just east of downtown Sacramento, is a fusion of historic charm and urban cool. Boasting tree-lined residential streets, Victorian homes and notable sites like Sutter’s Fort, it has become the “place to be” in Sacramento for great dining, shopping, culture and nightlife. You’ll enjoy walking and biking on the convenient, marked paths. An affordable hot spot, rental prices are slightly lower than the citywide average.

Property Size Midtown Average Sacramento Average
1 BR $1,241 $1,377
2 BR $1,583 $1,666


2. Downtown

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Downtown Sacramento is the heartbeat of the city. With over 65 blocks of retail, award-winning restaurants, museums, parks and tourist attractions – including the new Golden 1 Center arena – you’ll never be at a loss for things to do. It’s easy to get around “the Grid” of numbered and lettered streets by car, bike or on foot. Because of its desirable location, you can expect to pay significantly higher rent than the citywide average.

Property Size Downtown Average Sacramento Average
1 BR $2,011 $1,377
2 BR $2,801 $1,666


3. Greenhaven

greenhaven sacramento

A distinct mix of single professionals, families and retirees live in this peaceful neighborhood. Known for its diversity, good schools and opportunities for outdoor activities, Greenhaven residents take advantage of its proximity to the Sacramento River and to the faster pace of downtown. A great location for the price, rental prices are slightly lower than the citywide average.

Property Size Greenhaven Average Sacramento Average
1 BR $1,193 $1,377
2 BR $1,400 $1,666


4. Pocket

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Family-friendly with established, manicured neighborhoods, this quaint area is named for the half-circle bend in the Sacramento River on the south, west and north. Just a few miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown, Pocket residents get the best of both worlds and don’t have to pay more to get it. This serene community’s rental prices are comparable to the citywide average.

Property Size Pocket Average Sacramento Average
1 BR $1,465 $1,377
2 BR $1,614 $1,666


5. South Natomas

south natomas sacramento

South Natomas experienced a growth boom in the early 2000s, and you get to relish the resulting variety of restaurants and retail stores near I-80 and Truxel Road. With easy access to Garden Highway, which boasts riverfront dining and a 302-acre park, this neighborhood is a nice mix of suburbia and nature. The Sacramento International Airport is conveniently located only a few miles away. Expect to pay a reasonable rent, which is lower than the citywide average.

Property Size South Natomas Average Sacramento Average
1 BR $1,212 $1,377
2 BR $1,381 $1,666
The rent information included in this article is based on current rental property inventory on ApartmentGuide.com and is used for illustrative purposes only. The data contained herein do not constitute financial advice or a pricing guarantee for any apartment.




About The Author

Heidi Doerfert

Heidi Doerfert is a freelance writer, editor and marketing consultant who lives in Northern California with her family. Formerly a Marketing Writer/Producer for a CBS affiliate in Sacramento, she now works closely with a variety of clients providing effective writing and promotional services.