SIERRA OAKS

Sacramento Magazine named Sierra Oaks the neighborhood for those preferring the finer things in life. It is undoubtedly one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods, but is as much comfortable and convenient as it is upscale and exclusive.

Most of the homes were built between 1930 and 1950, a time when quality and integrity were integral to design and architecture. They sit on large parcels and exude charm, character and elegance. The area is lush and green with wild deer and turkey occasionally seen roaming the neighborhood – a countryside oasis in the midst of urban conveniences. Sierra Oaks’ proximity to downtown and impeccable schools (Sierra Oaks School and Sacramento County Day School) are also huge draws for residents.

Roughly bordered by Fair Oaks, Watt, Howe and the American River Parkway, the community is minutes away from almost anything that matters – Highway 50, fine dining along Fair Oaks, shopping (Pavilions and Loehman’s Plaza), the American River bike trail, Oak Meadow Park, and Rio del Oro Racquet Club. The 12-acre premiere club offers 24 tennis courts, five-pool aquatics center, expansive fitness center and kids’ programs.

ARDEN PARK

The Arden-Arcade region of Sacramento is home to a number of neighborhoods, but Arden Park may simply be one of the most delightful. Anchored by Arden Park and its many activities and events, the neighborhood exudes a true community feel.

The conviviality of the community is mirrored by the elegant and tasteful homes that skirt tree-lined streets. While there are several parks in the vicinity, Arden Park is the heart of the neighborhood, drawing neighbors out with events like Music in the Park, Movies in the Park, Easter Eggstravaganza, kids’ triathlon, and an overnight camping event. Before and after-school programs, as well as a preschool are available, and youth sports camps and swimming lessons are offered in the summer. Adults can take part in softball and tennis leagues, as well as fitness classes.

The neighborhood is in a world of its own amidst the city’s premier shopping areas. A Whole Foods is nearby as is Arden Town Center (with a florist, bike shop, and Starbucks). The Pavilions Shopping Center and Loehman’s Plaza are just blocks, yet worlds, away – convenient yet unobtrusive. For dining, there’s an eclectic row of restaurants on Fair Oaks Boulevard between Morse and Howe.

The community is served by the San Juan Unified School District (Arden Middle School and Mariemont Elementary School are located within the Arden Parkneighborhood). A number of private schools and preschools are also located nearby.

 ARDEN OAKS

Arden Oaks is one of Sacramento’s many desirable neighborhoods. Charming and upscale, it is located in the Arden-Arcade area of Sacramento, roughly bordered by Mayral Drive, Arden Way, and Watt and Eastern Avenues. 

The streets are spacious and tree-lined with palatial homes and manicured lawns. Residents have taken such pride in their community that the homeowners’ association puts on their own Fourth of July parade, where neighbors come on bikes, skateboards, carts, and Model Ts adorned in red, white and blue streamers, balloons, and flags. They make their way through the neighborhood, stopping midway for homemade root beer, and culminating at Windmere Park, where the festivities continue with a watermelon feed, pie-eating contest, and a three-legged race.

Comprised mainly of larger, aesthetically appealing ranch houses and cottages, the neighborhood is in a world of its own amidst the city’s premier shopping areas. A Whole Foods is just around the corner, and the Pavilions Shopping Center and Loehman’s Plaza are situated just blocks, yet seemingly worlds, away – convenient yet unobtrusive. For dining, there’s an eclectic row of restaurants on Fair Oaks Boulevard between Morse and Howe.

A number of parks are nestled throughout the area and are gathering places for families and friends for everything from toddler play and tennis to soccer and swimming. The community is served by the San Juan Unified School District, as well as a number of private schools and preschools.