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About CSUS

As part of the California State University system, the CSU Sacramento campus has been in operation for decades but has been seen as primarily a commuter school, educating already working students for better careers. However, with serious infrastructure expansion that started in response to being picked as the site for summer Olympic trials, the campus began serious investment in its facilities and offerings. As a result, CSUS has become a bigger regional player in undergraduate and graduate education, as well as a quality neighborhood in its own right.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $175,000

Closed Prices: $170,000

Median Sale Price: $170,000

Average $ per sq ft: $236

Association Fee Ranges: $275/mo

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

Age: 1978

Sq. Ft.: 744 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms

Getting Around CSUS

Around CSUS

Many live around the campus in one of four major neighborhoods: Campus Commons, American River Parkway, River Park, and East Sacramento 50s. Even though this is a college campus, a good number of regular homeowners also live in the area. Residential complexes are also in the neighborhood and many choose to be near the campus.

In terms of eating, the campus itself has a cafeteria as well as a couple of small venues for quick snacks. These are only open during regular campus hours, however. Outside the campus the closest food is on the southwest side, near the small shopping center near the bike tunnel. However, for those who have a car, they can head on the northeast on J Street/Fair Oaks Boulevard. A ten-minute drive connects residents to a couple dozen restaurants and places to eat with everything from fast food to a premium steak dinner. Afterwards, sitting at a cafe with a coffee drink is common in the evenings.

The CSUS campus itself sits in East Sacramento next to the American River with Interstate 50 on its southern end. Like a typical college, it has the large classroom buildings, parking lots, and athletic fields. The area is also part of Sacramento's famous tree region, with long roads lined by large trees on the perimeter of the campus itself. To the southwest of the campus are a number of smaller restaurants and stores connected by a bike tunnel access.

Most students attending CSUS take their classes in the day or the earlier part of the week at night, so the campus becomes quite empty on Friday nights except for the most dedicated student haunting the library. Instead, many head downtown to Old Sacramento or they drive north on Howe Avenue for dinner and a show at the Arden Cinema. Many head Downtown for more active nightlife. During the summer, an evening round of golf is a favorite way to enjoy the outdoors at the local course across the American River.

For those on campus a great way to close the weekend would be to have no homework or tests on Monday. Instead, everyone packs a bag with some snacks, brings a blanket, and watches an outdoor movie. The college campus also regularly holds events like lecture series, musical recitals, and poetry readings.

Locals Love

  • Convenient transportation options
  • A full fledged college campus

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic
  • Lack of amenities

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