South Natomas

Sacramento, California Homes for Sale

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About South Natomas

Settled six miles north of Sacramento, the South Natomas neighborhood is a popular choice for many newcomers to the city. The neighborhood's largest period of expansion was back in the 1970s, so this is a relatively well-established area. Filled with mature, majestic trees and meticulous lawns bordered by white picket fences, South Natomas is a charming place to call home. Bordered by I-80 to the north and I-5 to the west, South Natomas, unlike many other Sacramento neighborhoods, still has undeveloped spaces and has preserved many natural areas serving as parks and recreational spots, like the 302-acre Discovery Park, which provides access the scenic American River winding through Sacramento.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $309,000 to $590,000

Closed Prices: $115,000 to $1,275,000

Median Sale Price: $420,000

Average $ per sq ft: $354

Association Fee Ranges: $69 to $416/mo, $0 to $270

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

Age: 1930 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 1930 to 2021 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 4 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 1 acres

Getting Around South Natomas

Around South Natomas

There are several bars to chose from for Friday night outings in South Natomas. You'll find many locals hanging out at a sports-inspired bar featuring draft beers, indulging in microbrewery tastings, and noshing on pub-grub. There are several places to watch the game or play darts or billiards. If you want to go bar-hopping, just take a short drive across the river to visit the clubs and bars in Downtown Sacramento.

Lots of people enjoying the outdoors. The neighborhood is pedestrian and bicycle friendly, and there are a variety of outdoor parks and areas to boat, jog, play Frisbee, or walk your dog. If you're at the northern edge of the neighborhood, you'll find residents enjoying lunch or dinner at a variety of restaurants or shopping at the large complex of retailers. Saturday, your neighbors will probably be heading over to find fresh, local fruits, vegetables, and local handicrafts at the Natomas Farmers Market

South Natomas offers the standard American chain fare, with most restaurants clustered near the Interstate 80 and Truxel Road intersection. In addition to basic family-friendly Chinese and Mexican food staples, there are some upscale destinations near the river if you're in the mood for a romantic meal. Offerings vary, and include seafood, adventurous dishes like smoked salmon pizza, and unusual menu options like poutine fries - all with sweeping views of the American River to enjoy while dining. Other restaurants off a diverse selection of local cuisine. You'll find an authentic Mexican taqueria serving tacos and fajitas, with plenty of vegan options to choose from. Just a few doors down you can combine donuts and fried bananas with sushi rolls for an eclectic - and unusual -- experience.

For cool vintage-style homes, check out the oldest part of South Natomas: Northgate Park. Located in the southeast, Northgate Park hosts homes from the 1950s and 60s, as well as a wide selection of well-established 1970s ranch-style homes. The homes and condos at the top of West El Camino Avenue follow that 70s retro vibe, with shady, symmetrical front lawns, and a San Fernando Valley ambiance. Scattered throughout the area are other condos and shared living options. Homes near the southern border of South Natomas are conveniently located near the American River Parkway.

If you're an art lover, South Natomas will have plenty to offer you. The Artists Collective Natomas has events such as an annual summer concert series at the Sacramento Gateway Shopping Center and special events to meet local artists showing in the gallery. History buffs will appreciate the California History Museum in Downtown Sacramento, with interesting exhibits about the Spanish Missions, the Gold Rush, and Native American history. Family-friendly activities include outdoor recreational fun at the South Natomas Community Park, which spans 25 acres. Young children will enjoy playing on Fort Natomas, on a castle-shaped playground.

Locals Love

  • Lots of free parking
  • Convenient bus routes
  • Bike trails through Discovery Park

Locals Don't Love

  • The crowds at events
  • Some unkempt yards

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