The 10 Most Affordable Neighborhoods (And Desirable!) In and Around Sacramento
We frequently discuss the many reasons why you should make the move to Sacramento, but if the housing prices don’t match your budget, there’s no use in searching! Thankfully, there are several communities throughout the Greater Sacramento Area that have relatively affordable homes for sale.
Take a look at some of the best affordable neighborhoods in the area that combine charm, community and inexpensive price tags. We can’t think of a much better combination than that!
Average Sale Price For June 2017: $350,622
Not only do we think Natomas is worthy of a weekend day trip, we think it’s an exceptional area to call home. It is a quiet yet centrally located community just north of Sacramento with two distinctive communities, North and South Natomas. Each have so much to offer, including restaurants, parks, bars, coffee shops, a weekly farmers’ market during the summer, and so much more. Plus, housing is relatively affordable compared to neighboring communities, particularly the heart of Sacramento just minutes away. Get more house for your money in Natomas, while still enjoying access to the exciting happenings in Sacramento.
Average Sale Price For June 2017: $344,333
College Greens is a quiet and friendly community just east of Sacramento near the American River Parkway in the Rancho Cordova area. It is well-established with smaller, charming homes surrounded by mature landscaping. The College Greens Swim and Racquet Club is somewhat of a neighborhood hub for activities and events, including swim team meets, free swim lessons, tennis clinics, volleyball and basketball, community movie nights, poker nights, crafting events, and more. This neighborhood has a family-friendly feel with winding roads lined with magnolia, elm, oak, eucalyptus and pine trees. Plus, the average home price is very reasonable compared to homes in the area and the Greater Sacramento Region as a whole.
Average Sale Price For June 2017: $293,309
Perfectly situated between the activity in downtown Sacramento and Roseville, Citrus Heights is an ideal residential area for city commuters who work in the city but want to experience laid-back living in a quiet neighborhood. With great schools, beautiful parks, youth programs and a full events calendar, this is a well-connected community with a friendly vibe. Many Citrus Heights homes are ranch-style, ranging from two to four bedrooms, and were built in the late 1970s on generously sized lots. Plus, with an average home price under $300,000, you can get a lot more house for your money in Citrus Heights!
Approximate Sale Price for Arden-Arcade June 2017: $405,183
Arden Manor is a charming neighborhood in the Arden-Arcade area. The majority of homes in Arden Manor are ranch-, cottage- or bungalow-style single-family homes, several of which have been completely renovated with modern updates inside and out. This remodeled Arden Manor gem is a perfect example of a restored ‘50s-era home with an exceptional price tag.
Laguna Creek West
Average Sale Price For June 2017: $393,127
In addition to being centrally located near several parks, schools, and childcare centers, Laguna Creek West is situated along the Foulks Ranch/Laguna Greenbelt. This 1.5-mile trail of paved greenbelt and walkways invites walkers, runners, skaters and bikers to explore the area. The neighborhood is particularly pedestrian- and bike-friendly, encouraging residents to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. Plus, many homes in Laguna Creek West are listed under $400K and are selling in the mid-$300K range.
Average Sale Price For June 2017: $368,469
Rancho Cordova is a community rich in history, recreation and professional opportunity. With attractions like the Sacramento State Aquatic Center, more than three dozen parks, the Rancho Cordova Sports and Event Center, and the Sacramento Children’s Museum, plus plenty of community events, there is something for everyone in Rancho Cordova. Due to the large size of this area, there is a diverse collection of homes for sale in Rancho Cordova. But overall, this is an affordable place to call home, as the average home price is around $300K.
Old Town Elk Grove
Average Sale Price For Elk Grove June 2017: $436,388
It’s no secret that Elk Grove is a charming community. Activity centers on the historic Old Town Elk Grove district dotted with unique treasures of buildings and homes dating back to the 1800s. In addition to all of the quaint shops and cafes lining the historic thoroughfare, there are quaint ranch homes in the Old Town area with the same timeless charm.
Average Sale Price For June 2017: $295,306
Rosemont is a large, established neighborhood located east of Sacramento, bordered by Watt Avenue, Folsom Boulevard, Bradshaw Road and Jackson Highway. The area is home to several schools and parks, including Rosemont Community Park, a 17-acre park with multiple play areas, a butterfly garden, lighted tennis courts, sports fields, and a picnic area. Local golfers frequent the 18-hole public Cordova Recreation Golf Course located in Rosemont. Plus, this area has some of the most affordable options in the area, as the average home price is currently under $300K!
Average Sale Price For June 2017: $319,234
For those wanting to experience small-town living while still maintaining access to big-city amenities, Galt is the perfect choice. This growing community located about 20 miles south of Sacramento is known for its small-town charm, great recreation programs and moderately priced homes. The town comes to life with popular annual events and festivals, such as the Strawberry Festival, the Summer Galt Festival, and the Winter Bird Festival. Residents love the Galt Market, an outdoor market with fresh fruits, vegetables, clothing, home furnishings and more, held every Tuesday and Wednesday.
Average Sale Price For Elk Grove June 2017: $436,388
Fallbrook is a small community in Elk Grove filled with affordable and beautiful homes. The network of neighbors is tight-knit, as they coordinate gatherings and help each other out with various needs. There is a wide range of options in Fallbrook, from single-story to two-story homes built in everything from traditional to modern styles. But the homes in Fallbrook typically share one thing in common — affordable price tags.
Category Elk Grove, Neighborhood Guides, Sacramento
Cathy Harrington is Lyon Real Estate’s director of marketing, overseeing the content on the Lyon Local blog, website and social media channels.