Why West Sac Is One of the Best Neighborhoods in Sacramento California


Are you thinking about moving to Sacramento California and you’re just not sure where to live? Well, this video, I’m going to talk about one of the best neighborhoods in Sacramento California!

Hi, this is Jacqueline Gage. I’m a local realtor here in Sacramento. So today on this episode of Best Neighborhoods in Sacramento California, we’re going to talk about West Sac. So let’s start with, where is it located?

West Sac is adjacent to downtown, west of downtown and it’s on the other side of the Sacramento River and it’s actually called Yolo County, not Sacramento County. If you’re going through town from downtown to West Sac, you’re probably going to go over our iconic bridge, the Tower Bridge, and it’s only about a 10 to 20 minute commute depending on where you are in West Sac. I like to say West Sac has all the amenities of downtown because you’re so close, but without the high price tag.

Oh, and if you’re wondering where it is in relation to the airport, very close. Just about 15 minutes away. With a population of approximately 53,000 people, West Sac has seen a tremendous amount of growth in the past few years and with that is a lot of new housing. The median household income in West Sacramento is just shy of $60,000 and the median home price is about 385,000.

So let’s talk about the lifestyle in West Sac. I mean you’re probably wondering, is there anything to do? Why yes, there’s lots to do. Lots of new developments and things happening. First spot, let’s talk about Sutter Health Park. Used to be called Raley Field, it is our River Cats minor league team and it’s a great time in the summer. You can catch a ticket on one of the grassy spots, real cheap, have a few beers and kickback a hot dog, and it’s a fun time.

And if you don’t like baseball, well don’t worry because there’s also The Barn, which is an awesome community spot. It’s a place where there’s a 400 seat beer garden, there’s 25 beers on tap at least, cocktails, wine, you name it. There’s concerts in the summer. You can sit by the river, take in the city as well, not to mention dog friendly. Another spot that this little lady and I like is the River Walk. It is a view unlike anywhere else in Sacramento because you get to see downtown and the river. It’s a beautiful skyline and you’ll get to see the Delta King passing by every so often.

So the next spot unfortunately is not dog friendly. So let’s talk about it. It’s the Sacramento River Train. It is a scenic route. It starts in either Woodland or West Sac and you can have dinner and murder mysteries or you could do lunch, and [inaudible 00:02:40] says it’s a fun three hour ride and something definitely to check out on the list.

All right, let’s talk about the places you can live in West Sac. If you’re looking for something new and modern, the Bridge District is for you. There are a lot of town homes, condos, and single family houses, and it’s just a walking distance away from downtown. So perfect for the young professional.

Next up is the Broderick District. This is one of the oldest settled areas in West Sacramento and has a very diverse housing. So most likely there’s something for everyone here. And if you want something new in the Broderick District, Washington Square could be for you. It’s new, modern and great for young professionals.

But one of the most established areas in West Sacramento is Southport. Southport is on the south end of West Sacramento. The southern border of West Sac is farm and vineyard country. It’s the lovely town of Clarksburg. So if you like to drink wine, ting ting, that’s the place for you. It’s mostly comprised of newer builds built in 2000 but there are some older subdivisions as well. And one thing that most people don’t know is Southport has some great delta breezes, and believe me, in the summertime, you are thankful for those. So you can anticipate it being about 10 degrees cooler in Southport than it is in the eastern parts of Sacramento.

Well, I hope this video gave you some more insight on West Sac. Please check out my other blog posts and videos. I’m going to be going over all the best neighborhoods in Sacramento California. And if you have any questions on this video or anything Sacramento related, I’m your gal!