East Sacramento, also known as East Sac, is one of Sacramento’s premier neighborhoods. The neighborhood is one of the largest central Sacramento neighborhoods, extending for almost 30 blocks. The adjacent River Park neighborhood is separated from East Sac by train tracks running along Elvas Avenue, and borders the crystal-clear American River as well as Sacramento State University. Large beautifully maintained homes entice many affluent Sacramentan’s to call East Sac home. The “Fabulous Forties” or Fab Forties of East Sac, an area from 38th to 46th Streets, between J Street and Folsom Boulevard is home to many large houses and mansions on large lots - as a result homes in this area are among the priciest in the region. Most homes nearest to the Downtown/Midtown core were built in the 1920’s, as you move East they gradually decrease in age to 1940’s and 1950’s vintage. River Park is a quiet enclave sandwiched between East Sac and the American River, and was the last subdivision to be built up, in the 1950’s.
Though primarily residential, East Sac has a good share of neighborhood businesses including shops and restaurants as well as a couple of larger shopping centers, particularly along J Street and Folsom Boulevard. Multi-Family properties are scarce but present in some areas. Several parks are contained within East Sac limits - McKinley Park is one of the oldest and largest, and is a very popular destination for area residents. Walking/running trails, a playground, pool, library, and large open grassy spaces make this park a wonderful place to visit. East Portal park further East is a rolling green that makes for a relaxing day - the Bocce Ball courts on site are a great way to spend time with friends as well.