Midtown ∙ East Sacramento ∙ Land Park ∙ Curtis Park
Just north of Sacramento City College, you’ll find the metro areas of Midtown, East Sacramento, Land Park, and Curtis Park. The four communities are within a seven mile radius of one another and combined have a population of about 35,500, with East Sacramento being the most densely populated with 16,628 residents. While the four areas are tightly knit geographically, there are a number of differences amongst the locales to help you decide the best place to live in Sacramento.
Compared to nearby communities, East Sacramento has more homeowners and an older average age population. The community is well loves by residents for its small town charm, walkability, and easy access to major Sacramento attractions.
Mercy General Hospital is located in the middle of East Sacramento and serves not only as a primary source of care for residents, but also as a top employer for the area. The facility has 342 beds and houses 400 doctors.
Because East Sacramento is such a densely populated area, home prices in this community are typically higher than what you would find in Sacramento. The median home value in East Sacramento is $531,800. The homes generally range from 1,000 to 1,400 square feet and are located fairly closely to each other.
Midtown is adjacent to the west side of East Sacramento and is about a third of the size – both in land size and population – of its neighbor to the east. Midtown offers a cultural experience and lures artists to the area with popular galleries and the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento. Midtown is also just blocks away from the Sacramento Convention Center, the California State Indian Museum, and the Governor’s Mansion.
Homes in Midtown have a median sale price of $495,000. Depending on which area of Midtown you choose to live, you may have a large lot with a traditional single-family home or you can move closer to the center of Midtown where you’ll find single-family homes that were built in the early 1900s and in a higher price range.
The south end of Land Park is full of attractions. The area is walkable and allows you to easily travel to the Sacramento Zoo, Funderland Park, or William Land Park. Set your tee time at the William Land Golf Course or spend the day at Fairytale Town. Home prices in Land Park range from the high $400s to north a million dollars. The median home value in Land Park is $593,000.
Land Park is a great place to live for the outdoors enthusiast. Enjoy the American River Bicycle Trail, take in a Local Roots Food Tour, or catch a game at the Raley Field.
Curtis Park is nestled north of Sutterville Road, south of Broadway Avenue, east of Freeport Boulevard, and west of Highway 99. Within the neighborhood, there’s an actual Curtis Park that features an adventure play area, two ball fields, a basketball court, a green space, two tennis courts, and a one-mile walking trail.
Homes in Curtis Park have a median value of $529,700. Choose from a beautiful new-construction row house or a traditional single family home, many of which offer the charm and beauty of the early 1900s.
The Midtown, East Sacramento, Land Park, and Curtis Park area is perfect for those desiring culture, walkability, and the charm or an urban area while still enjoying the luxuries of a single-family home.