American River Parkway

Sacramento, California Homes for Sale

About American River Parkway

Nestled along the American River and running from the CSU Sacramento Campus to the middle of outer Sacramento, American River Parkway is an attractive and well-established residential neighborhood that has been in place for decades. Many of the homes were built in the 1960s and 1970s with very little new construction. However, a number of homes have been renovated to add second floors as new owners move-in and make alterations. The neighborhood prides itself on being quiet and insular, with very little in the way of commercial amenities except for a grocery store and a few shops on the western tail of the area. With American River Drive bisecting the neighborhood from west to east, most homeowners in the area enjoy very little traffic.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $539,000

Closed Prices: $340,000 to $1,290,000

Median Sale Price: $541,000

Average $ per sq ft: $350

Association Fee Ranges: $347/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1924 to 1966

Sq. Ft.: 806 to 3194 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Around American River Parkway

Driving through the area one will see a good number of one-story homes with 1970s architecture on large plots of land. The neighborhood is thick with trees and wide streets, but notably many areas don't have sidewalks. American River Drive is the main thoroughfare, but a good number of offshoot streets produce numerous pockets where people live quite separated from the hustle and bustle, a major draw for a lot of residents. Most of the big venues along the Drive are primary school grounds and related facilities.

Because the neighborhood is predominantly residential, most folks in American River Drive Parkway focus on small gatherings, having BBQs, or enjoying a Friday night at home with family. Those seeking a night out have to venture out of the neighborhood to more active areas in town. Locals will enjoy evening walks during the summer, but for dining or entertainment, many head north on Howe Avenue.

For those living on American River Drive, a great Sunday would be spent at the 302-acre Discovery Park, which has biking trails, fishing piers, and picnic areas. Then, when the evening hour has set in, folks can venture out to Del Paso Boulevard for a quiet dinner before getting ready for the work week.

While American River Drive does have a few residential complexes on its western border, most of the neighborhood is made up of residential homes. Outside the neighborhood going north on Howe Avenue one will find amenities very quickly. And most neighbors use Fair Oaks Boulevard running east-west on the north side of the neighborhood to access commercial benefits or to drive Downtown. Additionally, Interstate 50 travels along the southern border for greater regional access.

Aside from the local plaza on the western side, there is little in the way of restaurants inside the American River Parkway. However, along the outskirts is the Fair Oaks Boulevard commercial zone, including everything from a large grocery store to furniture to fine dining and cafes. Many like to hang out at the multiple plazas during the warm evenings, meet with friends, and relax at the end of the day. A number of premium dining locations exist for special events as well. And there is the normal assortment of fast food restaurants for those on the go.

Locals Love

  • The quiet neighborhood feeling
  • High cost of the area
  • Extensive parks along the river

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic
  • Mega mansions

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